Category: OCC Stories

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

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

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

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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Towards Employment team reflect on their online study

Towards Employment participants, Will, David and Harry, recently celebrated their impressive effort to move their study to an online platform. The team were presented with a certificate and book with photos of their experience studying online with Zoom and Google Classroom. (See photos below). Hannah Isles, Towards Employment Facilitator, reflected with the group on their […]

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OC Connections features in the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

“Leaving Allen Street” is a film documenting the journey of the people who moved from the congregate care facilities in Allen Street to new homes in the community. We were thrilled to hear that it has been selected as part of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2020. The festival promotes independent documentary filmmaking from Melbourne […]

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Vassie’s ISO favourites

An OC Connections good news story during the Coronavirus pandemic. Vassie is a participant at OC Connections (OCC). She uses OCC Support Coordination and Day Support services. She has worked at OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) previously as a supported employee. Vassie has made the most of her supports, including existing ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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