Work Life Connect, Cessnock

Work Life Connect is Mai-Wel’s one-stop shop for disability support services in the Cessnock area.

Work Life Connect provides supports to help participants to achieve their goals and dreams in line with their NDIS plan. Each program is delivered with clear objectives and outcomes that are customised to fit individual needs, interests and aspirations.

Whether you have a goal to gain employment, connect with the community, build skills for independence, meet new people, or express yourself through creative arts, Work Life Connect may well have a program for you!

Employment Supports

Employment Supports provides participants with opportunities to build skills and capacity in preparation for employment.

Some of the programs include;

Get Started – supports for high school students (Years 10, 11 and 12) to develop school to support a smooth transition from school to post-school options.

School Leaver Employment Supports – supports for school leavers for up to two years after finishing school

Community Access

Community Access Supports provides participants with opportunities to engage in their community, try didn’t activities and the visit different locations.

Day and timeActivity
Monday,
9am – 3pm
Community Access activities
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Wednesday
9am – 3pm
Community Access activities
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Friday
9am – 3pm
Community Access activities
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Social and Community Supports

Social and Community Supports provides participants with opportunities to engage in small group leisure and recreational activities.

Day and timeActivity
Monday,
4pm – 7pm
Chill Out – Girls Night activities
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Wednesday
4pm – 7pm
Wednesday Chill Out activities
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Friday
4pm – 7pm
Thursday Chill Out activities
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Creative Arts

Mai-Wel Creative Arts offers supports in visual arts and music for people of all creative skills, experience and interests. With these mentoring supports, participants have the opportunity to enhance their current skills and interests, and explore new ones.

Day and timeActivity
Monday 9am – 12pm
Tuesday 9am – 12pm or 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Creative Open Studio
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
12.30pm – 3.30pm
Music Tuition
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
12.30pm – 3.30pm
Podcasting
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
12.30pm – 3.30pm
Songwriting
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
3pm – 9pm
Thrive Studios
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Wednesday
9am – 3pm
Wednesday Art Taster
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