Ms JENNY AITCHISON (Maitland) (18:34): I congratulate Sarah Adams and everyone at the Maitland Neighbourhood Centre on the work they have done over the past 12 months, particularly since COVID-19 hit. They have had back-to-school drives to provide stationery and other necessities to students, a toy drive for Christmas, and Share the Dignity bags for women leaving domestic violence.

Day in, day out they provide a service to people who are experiencing homelessness and financial difficulty. They are a coordination point for everyone in our community. Even though they are based in Rutherford, they do a lot of outreach work in Woodberry, on the other side of our community. They fulfil a very important need and I thank them very sincerely for the work they do to keep dignity, health and joy in the lives of everyone in Maitland.