Category: OCC Stories

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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Life according to Sam

15 December 2020

Sam is a young man with a great sense of humour, a cheeky smile and loves quoting from Monty Python. He is affectionate and when he is at OC Connections (OCC), he says hello to everyone he knows. He has developed a great friendship with another participant, David, who he talks and jokes around with. […]

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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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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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Christmas in July at Dealing

21 September 2020

Last Sunday, residents of Dealing Drive celebrated Christmas in July. Everyone thought it would be a fun distraction for residents given the extra time they have at home due to the new COVID-19 restrictions. It was truly like Christmas with the staff busily wrapping presents until midnight the night before. As always, the fun was […]

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Images of optimism from lockdown

21 September 2020

OC Connections (OCC) participants found ways to remain active, healthy, happy and optimistic during the Coronavirus lockdown period. OCC staff captured some special moments over the recent months.  There were too many to share in our weekly Community Hub email (set up expressly to keep connected with OCC families during this period), so below, we […]

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Celebrations at Rockbeare

21 September 2020

Erica’s birthday was certainly different this year but it was still a day full of celebrations! It was a very full and exciting day for Rockbeare resident, Erica. The festivities began when she arrived for breakfast when everyone sang happy birthday to her. Erica was presented with her gift and was excited to open it. […]

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