COMMUNITY RECOGNITION STATEMENT - Maitland Independent Disability Support (Midsupport) Official Open

Ms JENNY AITCHISON (Maitland)—Lorraine and Scott Martin's Maitland Independent Disability Support (Midsupport) has taken a great step forward, officially opening their new office at Thornton, a testament to their vision, passion and commitment to supporting people with disabilities in our region.

I was delighted to attend Midsupport's COVIDsafe Grand Opening which, despite the restrictions required, was a wonderful and joyous occasion. MidSupport's motto is: "Where there's will, there's a way," and their goal is to help clients achieve their personal goals and live as independently as possible. To achieve these aims, Midsupport offers supported independent living and respite services, community access, transport, in-home/daily care, co-ordinates supports, and acts as a registered NDIS Disability Service Provider.

The Midsupport team provides 11 group homes, employs 100 staff and supports more than 100 clients across Maitland. Impressively, Midsupport has also just been named a finalist in the 2020 Hunter Local Business Awards for Outstanding Health Improvement Services.

I wish Lorraine and Scott, and all the team at Midsupport, including clients and their hardworking team, well in their new premises.