The Hill

The Hill is a purpose-built centre for people with disability, with moderate to high support needs, to enjoy lifestyle and leisure day services and activities of their choosing.

The Hill offers a wide range of centre-based and community-based activities that are not only fun and engaging, but foster individual skill development, relationship development, and assist participants to achieve their goals and participate as valued and active members of the community.

The Hill offers activities five days per week, Monday to Friday, in on-to-one or small group settings, flexible to meet each participant’s needs, goals and interests. Some weekend support services may be available on request.

Just some of the activities available include;

  • gardening,
  • volunteering in the community,
  • swimming,
  • sensory and pampering activities,
  • cooking,
  • sewing,
  • exercise,
  • woodwork,
  • and more, just ask!
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Sensory Rooms and Garden

Participants at The Hill have access to some new dedicated sensory spaces, including a garden and two sensory rooms. Each of the custom-designed spaces offer sensory stimulation controlled by the participants to suit their individual needs.

The sensory rooms are fitted with projectors, light wheels, fibre optics, lamps, sounds/noises, smells, textures, and tactile sensory objects, to provide sensory stimulation and relaxation, whilst reducing the barriers that disrupt quality of life and build on the skills necessary for social wellbeing.

The sensory garden includes an array of raised garden beds filled with plants and features to entice the five senses; sight, smell, touch, taste and sound. The garden is a relaxing space for participants to enjoy some quiet time, it also offers gardening enthusiasts the opportunity to get their hands growing fruits and vegetables to be later prepared and eaten with friends.

Thanks to Mai-Wel’s major fundraising events and initiatives in 2019/20 and a $60,000 grant from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation. Read more about the Sensational Spaces project on the Projects page of this site.

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A Day at the Show

Check out our short video of staff and participants of The Hill at Maitland Show in February 2020.

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