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Vaccine blitz for booster shots from 21-24 January, with more walk-up clinics available

20 January 2022

The Government have announced another vaccine blitz for Victorians from Friday 21 January to Monday 24 January at state-run clinics, to accommodate the large number of people over the age of 18 now eligible for the booster shot. Victorians over the age of 18 will now be eligible to get their vital third dose of […]

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COVID booster mandated for essential workers

20 January 2022

Under new pandemic orders in place from Wednesday 12 January, workers in key sectors who are already required to be fully vaccinated must get their third dose before being permitted to work onsite.   This will apply to healthcare, aged care, disability, emergency services, correctional facility, quarantine accommodation and food distribution workers. Workplaces must sight […]

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2 people sitting with party hats and holding presents. A 3rd person stands behind wearing a hat and holding chocolates.

An end of year celebration

22 December 2021

Participants at the North Road Day Support hub celebrated the end of year with a day of making Christmas hats and gift giving. Colin, Don and David enjoyed the chance to celebrate and be in the company of friends before our Day Supports program closes over the Christmas break. Friendship and community are a big […]

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Supported employment opportunities in Document Management

19 December 2021

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN WORKING IN DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT, WITH SUPPORT AND TRAINING? Document management is a way to store documents electronically through PDFs, word processing files and digital images of paper-based content.  OCC Enterprises provides document management services to a range of Melbourne based businesses, including the Department of Defence.  We require document management team members to help us scan, photocopy, file […]

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A time to reflect

19 December 2021

At the end of 2022, we were looking forward to 2021 with hope that some normality would return and that we would have the opportunity to address and move on from the impacts of the pandemic.  However, COVID-19 had other plans and 2021 was another year full of challenges, changes and unexpected events. On reflection, as […]

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Love Loud Initiave – blessing our community

14 December 2021

Image: Shamilla Thiruganaselvarn and Bill Pontikis (standing) from Clayton Church of Christ with Therese Desmond (OCC), Colin Bostock (City of Monash) and Ibrahim Maaloof (Monash University) at the Clayton Church of Christ Sunday Service. The Clayton Church of Christ has been a supporter of OC Connections since 2017 through the Church’s Love Loud Initiative.  Each year […]

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Christmas closedown period

14 December 2021

During the Christmas period, OC Connections will have limited operations. These will be as follows: Day SupportsClose: close of business Wednesday 22 DecemberReturn to service: Monday 10 January, 2022 Community LivingContinues to operate throughout this period. Support CoordinationClose: close of business Friday 24 December,2021Return to service: Tuesday 4 January, 2022. Corporate OperationsClose down: close of […]

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School Leaver Employment Supports taking applications for 2022 intake now

14 December 2021

PLACES AVAILABLE If you need support to transition from school to employment through developing your work and independent skills and have School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) NDIS funding, you may be eligible for our Towards Employment pathway. We are taking applications to commence our 2022 intake year now. Call us today to discuss your funding […]

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Spreading the Christmas cheer

10 December 2021

Some of our houses have been busy preparing for the Christmas period, decorating trees. It was lovely to then receive a donation of fresh trees from our supplier, Dandenong Christmas Tree Farm this week. The farm is our usual supplier of trees for our Christmas Fundraiser. Unfortunately, with safety concerns around COVID, we have had […]

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