Category: OC Co Achieve

‘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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Jarrod ‘snags’ a new role with Bunnings

30 August 2022

Last month, we shared Jarrod’s experiences as a Document Management supported employee at OCC Enterprise. We are excited to share that this month Jarrod will embark on a new employment journey in an open employment role with Bunnings.  Recently JobsBank approached OCC Enterprise about a new role for a Technical Support Officer, at Bunnings Head […]

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Josh continues to build on his skill set

28 July 2022

Josh accesses OC Connections’ supports from our Casey Disability Hub located in Cranbourne West, to participate in community activities on weekends (you can read more about this here.) Josh recently expressed interest in joining a Men’s Shed group, so Josh’s support worker, Stuart, supported Josh in finding and signing up to a local Men’s Shed […]

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Reaching participant goals thanks to OC Connections’ Co-Achieve model.

28 July 2022

Meet OC Connections’ Community Living resident, Debra. In recent weeks, Debra’s Support Worker, Carlos had noticed that Debra required more assistance getting in and out of her bed and sofa chair, so started the process of finding her more suitable equipment. After assisting Debra’s support network with relevant information, the NDIS provided funding and, OC […]

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If you think Alyson has a passion for crocheting, yarn knot wrong.

21 June 2022

OC Connections’ long term Supported Independent Living resident, Alyson has a passion for crocheting. Alyson not only makes a wonderful blanket, but she also crochets a variety of other woollen items such as booties, beanies, and scarves. After some research and discussion with her support staff, Alyson decided that she would like to donate her […]

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Cathy achieves her goals and celebrates in style

28 April 2022

With the easing of restrictions, some participants have begun to set goals that involve getting out in the community and reconnecting with family and friends.   Long term Community Living resident, Cathy, set out two goals earlier this year: to celebrate her birthday with her sister and fellow residents, and to attend her niece’s wedding. Celebrating her […]

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OC Connections’ Participant Reference Group (PRG)

28 April 2022

The OC Connections’ Participant Reference Group (PRG) is an established committee comprised of OC Connections’ participants with a focus on empowering and advocating for all participants at OC Connections. Established in 2019 the PRG consists of 6-8 participants, an independent chairperson – disability advocate Tricia Malowney OAM, deputy chairperson – Board Member Sara, a secretariat […]

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Specialised support for individual needs

28 February 2022

Joshua has goals just like many others: he would like to get his license; maintain a job that he enjoys; live on his own and maintain his independence; and have the opportunity to socialise with friends and participate in the community. As an NDIS participant, Joshua is using his funding to find the supports that […]

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Residents support 2021 Odd Socks Day

27 October 2021

OCC residents supported Odd Socks Day on October 8, an initiative from GROW Australia to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental ill-health, while having some fun. Residents Greg, Lorraine and Debbie got involved and in the process developed new skills to create a colourful Odd Sock Day poster that displayed the household’s diverse […]

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