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.

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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

Five, six, seven, eight.

Dance is an activity for all to enjoy, whether it’s moving to the beat or just listening to the music. This activity allows for self-expression and creativity through the music, while learning new ways to move, practice listening and following direction. It’s also a great social interaction for those who take part.     Dance class is […]

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Coffee catch ups

With the gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions, it has been wonderful to see a return to in-community activities for OC Connections’ day support participants.    Activities such as Explore Melbourne; Shop, Cook and Learn; Parks and Gardens; and Coffee Catch up see participants head out and enjoy the sights and experiences Melbourne has to offer.  Supported […]

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New job site by and for people with disability – the Field

The Field is a new job site launching soon. It’s been built by and for people with disability that actively connects people with disability with jobs from inclusive employers. One hour online information sessions by the Field team (with disability and lived experience) are available for you this week to find out: Who the Field […]

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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.

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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