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Disability Leadership Program

29 June 2022

The Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Network on Disability are partnering to support leaders with disability by providing an opportunity to uplift their governance knowledge to assist in increasing the representation of leaders with disability on boards and executives. In the first round of the national Disability Leadership Program (DLP), 85 full-fee […]

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Disability Talk with Shayne

28 June 2022

Our General Manager, Independence and Community, Laurelle Edwards, was fortunate to have the opportunity to speak with Shayne on the Disability Talk podcast this month. In the Disability Talk podcast series Shayne discusses his daily experiences living with a disability within the NDIS, and speaks with some interesting people who work in the disability sector […]

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Going for gold at the Special Olympics.

23 June 2022

Congratulations to OC Connections Day Support participants Darren, Craig and Damien who have been invited to represent the Victorian Bocce team at the Special Olympics in Launceston, Tasmania this year. Darren, Damien, and Craig all started with the Bocce team back in 2019 and the other team members welcomed them with open arms. They joined […]

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Up close and personal with Sandra

21 June 2022

By valuing the ways people living with disability engage in our communities, we can help to create a more inclusive, respectful and celebratory culture for people of all abilities. Sandra is a supported employee who works at OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) in the skin pack area. Sandra is also a team leader in the canteen […]

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Ministerial Visit

1 June 2022

On Thursday 19 May, staff at the OC Connections’ Warrigal Road site welcomed the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers and for Child Protection and Family Services, Mr Anthony Carbines and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, Mr Steve Dimopoulos for a tour of our Day Support facility. The tour, organised by the Department of Fairness, Family and Housing […]

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Celebrating wins

27 May 2022

Our daily living programs, accommodation services and social enterprises are facilitated by our trained and participant-focused staff and our expert partners. We all work together to continuously adapt to feedback and improve so that OCC participants achieve their goals, enjoy their lives, and know they belong in the community. Our staff are invested in all […]

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Coming together for the Biggest Morning Tea

26 May 2022

OC Connections’ Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Committee hosted a virtual “Biggest Morning Tea” on Thursday 19 May via Teams to help raise funds for the Cancer Council and bring staff and participants together for a fun morning of comeraderie, baking and tea. Thank you to Vivienne Kane, from Community Living, for coordinating the trivia quiz and virtual […]

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The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has made recommendations on a winter booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

10 May 2022

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends an extra COVID-19 vaccine dose for higher risk groups. This recommendation includes residents of disability care facilities and people aged 16 years and older with severe immunocompromise, as defined by ATAGI. People who do not meet this description but believe they need a Winter dose should […]

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Time for a fence-lift

29 April 2022

The vegetable garden at 773 Warrigal Road has been a space for OC Connections participants to tend to and reap the harvest of their hard work, encouraging participants to hone their green thumbs, and learn about sustainable living. Crop gathering, and food preparation have been activities enjoyed by participants in our day program. The garden […]

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