Category: OCC News

Young women on OC Connections day support activity with toy dinosaur behind her at the Melbourne Museum

Participants hit the ground running in 2021!

23 March 2021

After such a challenging 2020, it’s lovely to see participants and staff so excited and engaged with the extensive range of activities that form the Day Support program at OC Connections (OCC).  We recently chatted with Jasmine (Jazzy) Howlett, a Support Worker at OCC who is passionate about engaging participants in new and challenging activities. […]

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Building development update

23 March 2021

OC Connections (OCC) has embarked on a very exciting project to review and improve the quality of our homes and make them more comfortable for residents.  All homes where OC Connections provides Supported Independent Living (SIL) will be inspected in the coming weeks and months, and a plan will be developed to upgrade any homes […]

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Kathleen & Rodney Embracing & Smiling At Their Commitement Ceremony Event

Congratulations Kathleen and Rodney!

23 March 2021

We are so excited to congratulate Kathleen and Rodney on their recent Commitment Ceremony. Originally planned to be held in February 2020, their special event had to be postponed three times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, on 28 February 2021, family and friends, including some fellow residents, participants and staff from OCC, gathered at […]

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A return to a COVID-Safe Summer

26 February 2021

As we celebrate Victoria’s return to a COVID-safe Summer after The Premier’s announcement today, we would like to remind everyone that there are still restrictions in place to ensure everyone’s health and safety.  You can read the guidelines here. As a disability service provider, supporting some of Victoria’s most vulnerable people, OC Connections will continue […]

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Gail’s story

3 December 2020

Meet Gail. She is a member of the dedicated and hard-working team from OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE). Gail’s role as Senior Supervisor at OCCE involves receiving stock, getting work out, dealing with customers, setting up jobs, supporting the supervisors and supported employees to assist in the completion of packing jobs. Gail has been in her […]

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CEO Christmas message

3 December 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, it seems fair to say that it has been a year like no other. With the bushfires and then the COVID-19 pandemic, the year has offered challenges that few of us saw coming. Right upfront, I would like to thank you for your support during 2020, which has helped […]

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A passion for the sector

25 November 2020

We recently spoke to OC Connections (OCC) Support Coordinator, Donna Hogan. She told us about her role as a Support Coordinator and why she is passionate about her involvement in the disability sector. A wealth of experienceDonna has extensive experience working in the disability sector having worked in different roles over the past 21 years. […]

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Vale David Hawkes

25 November 2020

Long-serving OC Connections volunteer, Mr David Hawkes, passed away on 29 October 2020. David played an important role in the success of OC Connections from when we were known as the Oakleigh Centre through to our current rebranding.  David started volunteering at OC Connections (then the Oakleigh Centre) in September 1964, one week after arriving […]

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My brilliant career

25 November 2020

In February 2020 Rishi was excited to be appointed to the open employment, Supervisor role at the OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) Car Wash. Rishi decided to apply for the senior role of Supervisor because he wanted a new challenge and to learn new skills. He put in an application and was later invited to attend […]

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