ABOUT US

At OC Connections, we respect a participant’s right to choose, and we don’t take their choice to use our services for granted. We make sure our programs are as impactful and tailored as they can be, facilitated by understanding, curious and experienced people. Every team and team members’ contribution has an impact felt throughout the whole organisation, and throughout a participant’s experiences with us – because everything we do at OC Connections comes back to supporting people living with disability. 

Visions and Values

  • Our vision for the future

    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.

  • Our purpose

    We advocate for ‘my life, my choice’ and provide rewarding opportunities that support people to achieve this.

we are THE SPECIALISED SUPPORT for an engaged and connected life

OC Connections are the dedicated experts and specialised support staff working with people living with disability to create their own meaningful lives through daily activity, work and community.

Our supports and resources are yours to co-create. If you say no, want something different, more or less – we hear you, we see you. We will show up in your life however feels right for you, with the people and in the places that lift you up.

Our core values

To provide participants with choices they value, we must create meaningful opportunities that bring direction and purpose to their lives and enable individuals to achieve lifelong goals and dreams.

Choice

The ability to choose how to live is central to everyday life. People feel valued when given the chance to make choices and decisions about what matters most in their life.

Opportunity

Our inclusive services focus on the person and their individual needs. We create and provide opportunities for people to develop and grow, pursue goals and live as independently as possible.

Respect

We respect every person’s right to make choices, and to be heard.  We empower people to live life to the fullest and develop a sense of belonging, which encourages them to be active participants within their community.

Equality

We advocate for the disadvantaged, acknowledge a person’s right to live life with dignity and equality and celebrate the joy of diversity.

smiling male participant in pool with support worker

OC Connections has a long and proud history 

OC Connections (OCC) provides important opportunities for people of all abilities to contribute to society and live happy and successful lives on their own terms.

OCC proudly provides Supported Independent Living (SIL), Day Supports, Pathways to Employment, employment opportunities through our social enterprises educational and recreational services and Support Coordination to people living with a disability.

OCC works with each individual participant and their support network to support them to choose how they will live, work and spend their recreation time. Our staff tailor support services to meet each person’s specific needs and aspirations.

OCC aims to unlock each person’s potential through working with them to maximise their choice and control over their lives.