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.

‘TIS THE SEASON TO PUT PEOPLE FIRST

An Update on this year’s Christmas Tree Fundraiser

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.

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

118,003

Supported Employment

699

In Home Respite Hours

158,097

Total Hours Of Support

118,003

Supported Employment

125

Participants In Supported Employment

158,097

Total Hours Of Support

118,003

Supported Employment

1,808

Fundraising Hours

158,097

Total Hours Of Support

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.

OUR STORIES

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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.

Vale David Hawkes

Long-serving OC Connections volunteer, Mr David Hawkes, passed away on 29 October 2020. David played an important role in the success of OC Connections from when we were known as the Oakleigh Centre through to our current rebranding.  David started volunteering at OC Connections (then the Oakleigh Centre) in September 1964, one week after arriving […]

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An update on this year’s Christmas Tree fundraiser

2020 has been an extraordinary year and as Victorian’s, we’ve all made sacrifices to keep each other safe. We’ve worked hard to ensure the safety of our OCC community and will continue to do so. While Melbourne’s COVID-19 restrictions are easing, we are going to extend our people-first approach, and unfortunately, our annual Christmas Tree […]

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IAG volunteer at OCC Enterprises

Staff from Insurance Australia Group (IAG) volunteered their time at OCC Enterprises (OCCE), the social enterprise and employment arm of OC Connections on Monday 5 October. Six staff from IAG’s Enterprise Program Management Office and the CFO Risk and Operations teams volunteered their time. OCC Enterprises is the Social Enterprise and Employment arm of OC […]

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