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Mamre News - May 2023

NDIA Supported Decision Making policy
We welcome the launch of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Supported Decision Making policy, which acknowledges the human right of every person to make their own decisions. Supported decision making is about providing people with the best supports, accommodations and tools to have a say in the decisions that affect their lives. To read about the policy, click here.
At Mamre, we believe that with the right support we can all make decisions. For many years we have advocated for people to have access to this support and championed the importance of a decision-making approach within the disability sector. Last year, we committed to embedding a supported decision-making framework across our services. We are deeply committed to this practice, and I look forward to keeping you updated on our progress.
Our practice has been informed by co-leading a three-year project funded through the Commonwealth Department of Social Services to understand how to best support people to honour their will and preferences. This depth of practice positions us strongly in this exciting and literally life-changing work.

A rainbow of new sensory items at Mamre
The team had a brilliant time trialling our new body socks. Body socks are very stretchy and provide resistance when you move in them, giving you great deep pressure on your joints. They can help you feel more calm and relaxed, mindful of your body and safe. Funded through a Gambling Community Benefit Grant, we're sure our customers will love using these new therapy items in future allied health sessions!

Four people standing in brightly coloured sensory body socks smiling. Mamre news logo in bottom right corner.

National Reconciliation Week 2023
Saturday 27 May is the start of National Reconciliation Week 2023. It’s a time to learn about shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how we can each contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. We are using this week to commence our work towards our first Reconciliation Action Plan. We have also worked with Jesse Green from Yilay and Leah Cummins from Bunya Designs to add some beautiful artwork to our reception area. Leah Cummins, a proud and strong Mayi-Kulan woman from NW Qld, has captured the Mamre story in a beautiful visual representation. Visit our socials next week as we unveil the artwork! 

Connecting at Aspley Special School
Our team had a wonderful day connecting with families, teachers and other providers at the Aspley Special School expo. Lisa, our Intake Coordinator, and Tracie-Lee and Claire from Power To You had a great time discussing our range of services with attendees and showing people how they can access our capacity building programs. We can't wait to meet more of you at future expos. Next up is Source Kids in July - click here to get your free tickets.

Tracie-Lee, Lisa, and Claire at the Aspley Special School Expo, surrounded by purple balloons and pull up banners behind them.

Win BIG and make a big DIFFERENCE for Mamre
Buy a Play for Purpose community raffle ticket for your chance to win a first prize worth $250k or one of 395 other amazing prizes! From every $10 ticket you purchase to support Mamre, we receive $5 that goes towards providing our popular community activities. Purchase your ticket here.
Upcoming CRU events
Community Resource Unit (CRU) have some great events coming up like Shaping a Good Life on Friday 16 June at the Jindalee Hotel. This interactive workshop is a great introduction to sensory awareness and movement differences. Register at

Staff Spotlight

Laura smiling. Text in the top left reads Meet Laura Manager Operations. Mamre logo in top right corner.
Glen smiling. Text in the top left reads Meet Glen Manager Rostering and Revenue. Mamre logo in top right corner.

Laura is our Operations Manager and oversees the delivery of our direct support services to our customers, as well as managing and assisting our team of support workers. “I love being a part of Mamre and having the opportunity to be a part of someone’s journey to be living their best life.”

Glen, Rostering and Revenue Manager, works with customers and support workers to line up schedules of support and ensure everyone is billed and paid correctly. "The best part about my job is getting to speak to people and seeing the impact on people’s lives when all the pieces come together."

Follow along on our socials (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube) to find out how Mamre is marking National Reconciliation Week and to learn more about the vital work of supported decision making. We love reading your comments on our posts!

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