How we Work

A model of support that achieves great things...

At OC Connections, we genuinely care about what matters most to you. Our dedicated team is here to listen attentively, understand your aspirations, and provide the support you need to make your dreams a reality.

With our unique Co-Achieve model, we work collaboratively with you across all areas of your life, ensuring that you have the tools, guidance, and encouragement to achieve your goals and lead a happy, fulfilling life.

What is co-achieve?

Co-Achieve is our innovative approach to supporting individuals in all aspects of their lives. It empowers our staff to learn how best to assist you in reaching your goals, enabling personal growth, skill development, and meaningful experiences. With Co-Achieve, we help you explore new skills, make choices, and take charge of your own life journey.

The OC Co-Achieve Model Supports You To:

  • – Develop and grow skills while embracing new experiences
  • – Pursue dreams and aspirations that bring you joy and fulfillment
  • – Cultivate a sense of purpose and belonging within your community
  • – Be heard, valued, accepted, and included
  • – Experience dignity and respect in all interactions
  • – Contribute to the community in a meaningful way

The OC Co-Achieve model serves as our guiding framework to ensure that we deliver the highest quality of support tailored to your unique needs.

working together for your success

At OC Connections, we specialise in providing personalised and innovative support services that empower you to achieve your goals and enhance your quality of life. By truly listening to your desires and understanding what is important to you, we can work together to create a life filled with choice, opportunity, and fulfillment.

Our commitment to your success is demonstrated by the outstanding results achieved through our Co-Achieve approach. From July to December 2023, 72.37% of goals were fully achieved by participants at OC Connections, with a remarkable 812 goals realised during the reporting period.

Let us join you on your journey toward success and fulfillment. Contact us today to discover how our Co-Achieve model can support you in achieving your goals and living your best life.

Person centred active support

Person-Centred Active Support (PCAS) is a transformative approach that places the individual with a disability at the forefront of their support journey. It promotes empowerment, respect, and collaboration, where the person’s choices, preferences, and aspirations are paramount.

PCAS recognises that everyone deserves the opportunity to actively participate in their own life, make decisions, and engage in meaningful activities.

With PCAS, the person is at the centre of their support team, working in partnership with dedicated professionals to co-create a tailored plan that meets their unique needs and goals.

This approach fosters independence, autonomy, and a sense of belonging, ensuring that each person with a disability can thrive and truly live life on their own terms.

Positive Behaviour Support

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a compassionate and person-centred approach that focuses on understanding and addressing the underlying causes of challenging behaviors for individuals with disabilities.

It promotes the use of proactive strategies, empathy, and individualised interventions to enhance quality of life and reduce the reliance on restrictive measures.

PBS emphasises creating supportive environments, teaching adaptive skills, and fostering positive relationships, allowing individuals to effectively communicate their needs, make choices, and actively participate in their communities. Ultimately, PBS aims to empower individuals with disabilities to thrive, promoting their well-being and enabling them to live fulfilling lives with dignity and respect.

A person in a wheelchair with a support worker standing beside him. They are picking yellow daisies form a daisy bush.

Communication support

Communication Support is a vital service that ensures individuals with complex communication needs have the necessary tools and assistance to express themselves effectively.

It involves using a range of communication methods tailored to the individual’s unique abilities and preferences.

This can include sign language, picture-based systems, speech-generating devices, and other strategies that promote meaningful communication.

Communication Support recognises the importance of inclusion, ensuring that individuals with disabilities have equal opportunities to participate, be heard, and engage in social interactions. 

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