ENGAGED, PERSON-CENTRED SPECIALISED SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITY

OC Connections is a specialised disability support provider working with people living with disability to create their own meaningful lives through daily activity, work and community.

We are here for people with intellectual disabilities on the NDIS or not.  We can help you, and the people important to you, understand what the NDIS is about, and how it might affect your options.  If you are not part of the NDIS, you can talk to us about how to use our services and support.



At OC Connections, we care about what is important to you. Our people are here to listen to what matters to you and your life, enable you to choose what you want, and help you achieve your goals. We are a place where you will have the support you want to create an enjoyable life, meet new people and do new things.

We have different supports that can help you find a home, live well in your home, achieve your goals, enjoy different activities, and spend time with new people and old friends. These supports are called My Home, My Days, My Work or My Support Coordination, and you can choose one of them or all – it’s up to you.

MY DAYS

Our day support services encourage people with disabilities to be involved in a wide range of activities based on their life goals and personal interests. We can support you in activities that we run on site in Oakleigh and surround suburbs or within the community. We also offer supported daily activities in the City of Casey.

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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. We can help you reach your employment goals by providing supported employment opportunities, supports in open employment, and training pathways towards employment.

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MY HOME

At OC Connections we understand that ‘home’ means somewhere safe, a place to truly be yourself, where your individual lifestyle choices are paramount. Our disability accommodation services offer a range of living and support options available within our supported community homes or within your own home.

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MY SUPPORT COORDINATION

Our NDIS Support Coordinators can help you to understand and use your plan. they will work with you to find and connect with service providers that are suitable to your NDIS plan and goals.

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ACCOMMODATION VACANCIES

We have a number of dedicated accessible housing options for people with disabilities in South East Melbourne. This includes specialist disability accommodation, NDIS short term accommodation, in home support and supported independent living.

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WORK WITH US

We’re looking for dedicated people who share our goal in supporting people with disabilities to live life their way. A range of roles currently exist in our disability support and administrative areas. Find out more about working with us at the button below.

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SUPPORT IN CASEY

OC Connections are now offering support services for people with disability in the City of Casey. People living with disability who reside in Casey are able to access OC Connections’ supports in daily activities and will soon be able to access in home support, employment and training and support coordination.

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USEFUL INFORMATION

We have a range of resources listed for people with disability and their carers. Find peak bodies and advocacy groups, events and seminars, useful websites and articles, books and videos.

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OC CONNECTIONS’ NEWS

Read the latest news from OC below or find all of our news here

Where to purchase your tree this year

With Christmas just around the corner, this year’s festive season brings with it much hope and opportunity to reconnect with family, friends and the community.  Buying a tree from our Christmas Tree Fundraiser is an annual tradition for many families, including staff and participants as well as an important fundraising opportunity for OC Connections. OC Connections […]

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OC Connections 72nd Annual General Meeting

The 72nd Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 26 October at The Metropolitan Golf Club. This was the first on site AGM since 2019 where staff, participants, members and partners were able to meet in person. The meeting was a chance to reflect on the past year’s achievements, challenges and resilience of staff and […]

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THE OC CONNECTIONS COMMUNITY

At OC Connections, we create opportunities and provide expert, empowering support for people living with disability to live the life they choose, within inclusive communities that value who they are. The OC Connections community has been an important part of the lives of our participants, staff, families, volunteers and partners and even more so these last few years, where the pandemic has impacted everyone’s lives. The following video captures and showcase the OC Connections community for all to witness.

GIVE TO our oc achieve fund today

And create opportunities for people with disability to live the life they want!

OC Connections wants to create as many possibilities as we can to bring dignity and independence to people with disability by providing them with access to supports that assist them to live independently and to actively engage in their communities.

When you donate to our OC Achieve Fund you are helping people with disabilities to achieve their personal goals and live an independent and fulfilling life.

Your contribution will be used to provide more opportunities outside the NDIS for OC Connections’ participants to achieve their personal goals – from assistive technology to achieve greater independence, through to support to gain employment.

Help us by donating today!

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working with you through our
co-achieve model to achieve your goals

Our Co-Achieve operating model guides us to help you achieve your goals through person-centred active support, positive behaviour support, communication support and design thinking.

From January to June 2022 87.8% of goals were achieved by participants at OC Connections using this approach.  Read more about how working with you through our Co-Achieve model can help you achieve your goals.

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OFFICIAL NDIS PROVIDER

OC Connections Limited (trading as OC Connections) is a registered NDIS provider under section 73E of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (NDIS Act). In response to our obligation under this registration, OCC is committed to delivering supports in conjunction with the NDIS (Provider Registration and Practice Standards) rules. Read more.

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

79,046

Support Coordination Hours

449

Total Participants

443,177

Total Hours of Support

144,895

Community Living Hours of Support

91

Total Community Living Participants

5,026

Short Term Accommodation hours of support

119,569

Day Support Hours

154

Participants in Day Support

19,487

Community Living Individual Support Hours

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Supported Employment Hours

3

Participants in Open Employment

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Participants in Supported Employment

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GET INVOLVED

You can help us 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. You can help us help others by getting involved.

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