Category: OCC News

Gavin finds success in new therapies

22 July 2021

One of the biggest challenges for Gavin during the long 2020 lockdown was not having external supports for over three months. Once restrictions eased, Donna, OC Connections Support Coordinator engaged specialist support to provide Gavin with pet and music therapy.  Donna said that Gavin loves these new and interesting supports. To further widen Gavin’s breadth of activities, […]

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Hannah Isles receives Allen James Award

22 July 2021

Congratulations Hannah Isles, Towards Employment Facilitator at OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE), for receiving Rotary’s Allen James Award at the Annual Rotary Changeover Dinner on Monday 5 July. In recognition of her work, Hannah received a vocational scholarship to pursue her education and training in the disability field. The scholarship will help fund her current study […]

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Vassie’s enterprising approach pays off

22 July 2021

OC Connections’ Support Coordination participant, Vassie, has been enjoying her new job with The Information Access Group as a Document Tester.   She started in the role in December 2020 after finding out about it through our Support Coordination team. Together with her colleague Lucky, Vassie provides thoughtful and considered feedback on client content to […]

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12-month automatic plan extensions – still in place

21 July 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the NDIS changed what happens when a plan reaches its end date. If your plan reaches its end date and your new plan hasn’t been finalised yet, your current plan will be automatically extended for up to 12 months. This means that your current funding will automatically continue for up to […]

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Meet Geoff, new Senior Support Coordinator at OCC

23 June 2021

OC Connections warmly welcomes Geoff Deacon to the role of Senior Support Coordinator.  With more than 35 years of lived family experience, Geoff is very familiar with people living with disability including neurological disorders like Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and other conditions like Muscular Dystrophy, ASD and Psychosocial / PTSD. Before coming to OC Connections Geoff […]

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New Accessible Parking Scheme

10 June 2021

A new Accessible Parking Permit scheme has been introduced across Victoria. The new scheme is designed to create fairer outcomes and free up accessible parking bays for the people who need them the most.  The main changes for drivers with disabilities or injuries are that:  You’ll need to start the application or renewal process online […]

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Damian Cox joins Community Living Team

27 May 2021

We are delighted to introduce you to Damian Cox, Manager, Community Living at OC Connections. Damian is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the Community Living department. Community Living provides support to participants with a disability in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA), Short Term Accommodation (STA), Supported Independent Living (SIL), and in-home support. Damian has […]

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Mordialloc Car Wash Crew ‘make the cars sparkle’!

27 May 2021

As part of its community-based employment options for supported employees, OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) offers a mobile car wash service to government and private businesses across greater metropolitan Melbourne. Some of the current car wash customers include the City of Kingston, the Department of Health and Human Services, the City of Casey, and Tradies Heaven. […]

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My brilliant career

3 May 2021

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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