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.

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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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.

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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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OCC 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 will be able to access OC Connections’ supports in day activities, in home support, employment and training and support coordination.

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SUPPORT FOR SCHOOL LEAVERS

OC Connections has a range of support options for school leavers with disability to assist with the transition from school life to the adult world. The type of supports you choose will depend on your goals, interests, support needs and funding.

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OC CONNECTIONS’ NEWS

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Are you really ok?

COVID has impacted so many in our community and now, more than ever, we need to ask RUOK? We encourage our community to reach out and ask the question to family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Start the conversation that could change a life. Learn how to ask at ruok.org.au Also, please remember, its ok to […]

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Updated Astra Zeneca Advice – Easy Read

To help combat the spread of the new Delta strain of COVID-19, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has changed their advice about the AstraZeneca vaccine.  Their new advice encourages people in areas with high case numbers to have their second dose earlier – after four weeks instead of 12. They are also […]

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Work experience is an important component of Towards Employment – OC Connections’ School Leavers Employment Supports (SLES) pathway.  It provides context, hands-on learning and a taste of different working environments for those who participate.  Just as importantly, it provides the host workplace with an insight into working with people with disability, the support required and the tasks that can […]

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WHAT WILL YOU DO AFTER SCHOOL?

Depending on whether you want to develop life or work skills, pursue hobbies, make friends, trial employment options, get a job, build independence or explore living options, you can find the supports to help you achieve these goals at OC Connections.

Let OC Connections help navigate your transition from school with our range of support options for young adults with a disability.

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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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 – June 2021, 84.7% 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

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 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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