A TRUSTED DISABILITY SERVICE PROVIDER

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

We support people with a disability 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

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 yo 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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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

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

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An update on OCC operations and disability provider care directives

To our valued community, We were excited by the Premier’s announcement last Thursday that Victoria had reached the milestone of 70 per cent of people aged over 16 had been fully vaccinated and that Victoria’s 80 per cent double dose vaccination milestone will be reached ahead of schedule, with a further easing of restrictions planned for the community on Friday 29 October […]

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Vaccination centres to offer Moderna or Pfizer to people over 60

All Victorian vaccination centres will offer Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to everyone aged 12 and over from Monday 11 October. This includes people aged 60 and over, who will be offered Moderna, Pfizer and Astra Zeneca at the state-run hubs, depending on the vaccines available at the site. The online booking portal and Victorian Coronavirus […]

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Residents support 2021 Odd Socks Day

OCC residents supported Odd Socks Day on October 8, an initiative from GROW Australia to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental ill-health, while having some fun. Residents Greg, Lorraine and Debbie got involved and in the process developed new skills to create a colourful Odd Sock Day poster that displayed the household’s diverse […]

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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 services 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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