A TRUSTED SERVICE

OC Connections is one of Victoria’s most trusted disability support services, providing our participants, family and friends with information and support.

We support people to live a life they choose within a society that values individuals for who they are, respects their rights and encourages participation in everyday life.

We advocate for ‘my life, my choice’ and provide rewarding opportunities that support people to achieve this.

LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS TO EASE, COVID-SAFE GUIDELINES IN PLACE FROM 11:59PM THURSDAY 10 JUNE, 2021

The Victorian Government announced today that Victoria’s lockdown restrictions will ease as of 11:59pm Thursday 10 June, as planned.  However, regional Victoria and Metropolitan Melbourne will continue to follow COVIDSafe guidelines as outlined by the Department of Health.

Find out how these restrictions impact our operations.

ACCOMMODATION VACANCIES

We have a number of dedicated accessible housing options for people with disability in South East Melbourne.

Vacancies currently exist in Hampton East, Clayton, Ashwood, Mount Waverley, Oakleigh and Oakleigh South.

LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS TO EASE, COVID-SAFE GUIDELINES IN PLACE FROM 11:59PM THURSDAY 10 JUNE, 2021

The Victorian Government announced today that Victoria’s lockdown restrictions will ease as of 11:59pm Thursday 10 June, as planned.  However, regional Victoria and Metropolitan Melbourne will continue to follow COVIDSafe guidelines as outlined by the Department of Health.  The Metropolitan Melbourne restrictions include Leaving home for any reason Travel limit of 25km from place of […]

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Disability Royal Commission – Support Services

As the Disability Royal Commission continues, we would like to remind participants and families that support services are available to help by way of counselling, advocacy and legal services.  You can find out more about these services on our resources site, or here.

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New Accessible Parking Scheme

A new Accessible Parking Permit scheme has been introduced across Victoria. The new scheme is designed to create fairer outcomes and free up accessible parking bays for the people who need them the most.  The main changes for drivers with disabilities or injuries are that:  You’ll need to start the application or renewal process online […]

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SUPPORTING OC CONNECTIONS THROUGH OUR ACHIEVE FUND

As a not-for-profit, we rely heavily on your support.

To continue to support participants we have developed new ways of doing things, employing more IT to connect with participants and run programs, providing additional learning and recreation activities in our houses and making sure all venues are safe are fully compliant with all infection control recommendations.

We hope you can support OC Connections so that we can provide more opportunities outside the NDIS for OCC participants to achieve their personal goals!

With your contribution, together we can make a difference.

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WHO WE ARE

The OC Co-Achieve model was developed by OC Connections to enable people living with disabilities the opportunity to achieve their goals, great and small.

MY DAYS

At OC Connections we encourage people to be involved in a wide range of activities based on their life goals and personal interests.

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MY WORK

Meaningful employment is important to us all! Inspiring work opportunities provide economic security, gives us a sense of identity and belonging and encourages social interactions.

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MY HOME

A home is so much more than four walls. At OC Connections we understand that ‘home’ means somewhere safe, a place to truly be yourself, where your individual lifestyle choices are paramount.

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MY SUPPORT COORDINATION

We will meet with you to discuss your goals and how we can work together to implement your NDIS plan.

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OFFICIAL NDIS PROVIDER

The National Disability Insurance Scheme offers a new way of supporting people with a permanent and significant disability. You may be eligible for the scheme if you are under 65 and your disability affects your ability to take part in everyday activities.

OUR IMPACT

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Supported Employment

699

In Home Respite Hours

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Total Hours Of Support

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Supported Employment

125

Participants In Supported Employment

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Total Hours Of Support

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Supported Employment

1,808

Fundraising Hours

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Total Hours Of Support

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GET INVOLVED

You can change lives. Since 1950, OC Connections has been proudly supporting people with intellectual disabilities to live active, happy lives with dignity and independence. We believe everyone has the right to a life of equality and acceptance.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

We enable people to live a life they choose within a society that values individuals for who they are, respects their rights and encourages participation in everyday life.