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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Winter Appeal

Donate to our Winter Appeal and make a difference to people with disability. Find out how you can help us ensure that people of all abilities have access to a range of opportunities that enable them to live independent and fulfilling lives.

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OC CONNECTIONS’ NEWS

Victorian lockdown extended for 7 more days. OCC to continue to operate a restricted model.

The Victorian Government has announced that the current lockdown directives will be extended for an additional seven days, until 11:59pm Tuesday 27 July, in Melbourne with no changes to restrictions for this time. This means that for Melbourne, there will still be only five reasons to leave home: shopping for food and supplies authorised work and study […]

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The Disability Gateway

The Australian Government’s new Disability Gateway has information and services to help people with disability, their family, friends and carers, to find the support they need in Australia. You can use the site to search for disability information and services and access information on income and finance; employment; aids and equipment; housing; transport; health and wellbeing; […]

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New Accessible Parking Scheme

A new Accessible Parking Permit scheme has been introduced across Victoria. The new scheme is designed to create fairer outcomes and free up accessible parking bays for the people who need them the most.  The main changes for drivers with disabilities or injuries are that:  You’ll need to start the application or renewal process online […]

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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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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.

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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 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.

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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.