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Where to purchase your tree this year

23 November 2022

With Christmas just around the corner, this year’s festive season brings with it much hope and opportunity to reconnect with family, friends and the community.  Buying a tree from our Christmas Tree Fundraiser is an annual tradition for many families, including staff and participants as well as an important fundraising opportunity for OC Connections. OC Connections […]

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OC Connections 72nd Annual General Meeting

30 October 2022

The 72nd Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 26 October at The Metropolitan Golf Club. This was the first on site AGM since 2019 where staff, participants, members and partners were able to meet in person. The meeting was a chance to reflect on the past year’s achievements, challenges and resilience of staff and […]

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Baristas in training

30 October 2022

The OCC Enterprises Towards Employment team attended the Melbourne Coffee Academy to learn the skills of a barista. This is all part of their journey in exploring and experiencing a variety of occupations and industries, with the aim to find one that suits them. Check out the video for some highlights from the day:

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Introducing the OC Eco T-Top Bollard® – an Australian first

19 October 2022

OC Connections employment and enterprise arm, OCC Enterprises (OCCE), is excited to launch the OC Eco T-Top Bollard® – an environmentally sustainable product, creating positive social change. The OC Eco T-Top Bollard® is Australia’s first and only Australian-made recycled t-top bollard that is made from recycled bollards and locally sourced plastics and is also creating […]

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‘It’s not just a 9-5 job’ – Deepak Sahu

19 October 2022

Deepak Sahu is a disability support worker in OC Connections’ Community Living, providing support to residents in one of our Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) homes.  He supports Erica, Greg, Vlada, David and Carolyn at home and in their daily routine, access day programs and provide individual supports. Deepak loves the flexibility that working in supported […]

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Aidan interviews Day Support Team Leader Jessica Lilburne

6 October 2022

Day Support Team Leader Jessica Lilburne has been working at OC Connections for 10 years this year. Six of those years have been in Day Service and 4 years in Community Living. In Community Living she became Team Leader supporting residents.  She made sure all the right people were in the right programs to support […]

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Spotlight on Ebony Thomas

4 October 2022

Ebony commenced work with OC Connections in January 2022 after some extended leave from the sector to stay home with her children.   Her previous experience was in-home one-to-one support for a person with quadriplegia. She has welcomed the move into a support setting, providing support in the community and at OC Connections’ Warrigal Road site.   “I […]

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Five, six, seven, eight.

27 September 2022

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

27 September 2022

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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