Category: OCC News

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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Free Rapid Antigen Test to eligible Victorians with disability

12 April 2022

The NDS welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement that it will provide free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to disability support pensioners and NDIS participants aged 16 and over from Saturday, 9 April. Two million free RAT tests will initially be distributed over a three month period, followed by a review to determine if the program should […]

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Farewell Deb White

7 April 2022

Deb White worked at OC Connections and was a much respected member of staff. On her retirement, OCC day participant Aidan interviewed Deb on her time at OC Connections and what the future holds for her. This interview is the result of a new program whereby we engage participants as champions of OC Connections. This […]

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Enrol to vote

1 April 2022

The 2022 federal election is due to be announced in the coming weeks. It is compulsory for all Australian citizens aged 18 years and over to be enrolled to vote. Electoral rolls close one week after the next federal election date is decided. The AEC (Australian Electoral Commission) provides assistance for people living with disability […]

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National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) relaxed sessions for all

31 March 2022

The NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) is now hosting relaxed sessions. They are encouraging all visitors who could benefit from a quieter experience to come along and enjoy a variety of upcoming exhibitions. What does this mean for you? There will be fewer people, reduced sensory stimuli and a much calmer environment for you to […]

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Phillip is making an impact

30 March 2022

Phillip is a representative on OC Connections’ Staff Consultative Committee. He works in the skin pack (sealed plastic) section in the packing enterprise of OCC Enterprises as a supported employee. Phillip says he likes being able to use the machines and being part of a team while making friends at work. He also likes being part […]

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Gary and Ian: 105 years of combined service

30 March 2022

It’s not everyday that a workplace celebrates an employee’s 50 years of service, let alone 50+ years for two employees!  But that’s exactly what OCC Enterprises (OCCE) supported employees, and brothers, Gary and Ian have achieved – over 50 years of employment at OCCE, making them our longest standing supported employees. Gary has worked with […]

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Our Document Management enterprise is going great guns

29 March 2022

Since it’s inception in September 2021, OCC Enterprises’ (OCCE) Document Management service at 1088 Centre Road has doubled in size. The current contract with the Department of Defence (DoD) delivers specific scanning and digitisation of DoD archives and we are hopeful that the quality and efficiency of the work delivered from our supported employment team […]

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An update to our operations

28 March 2022

The Victorian government has eased COVID restrictions and released new disability fact sheets as guidelines for the disability sector. This means that all staff working on site at OC Connections are to continue to: wear N95/ P2 masks inside and outside regularly sanitise hands. socially distance from others when practicable QR codes are to be used for check ins Ensure […]

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