Category: OCC Stories

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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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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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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What the Carwash means to Casey

5 May 2021

Last month we featured an article about the launch of our new OCCE car wash team that expanded to partner with the City of Casey. Following on from this we had the opportunity to speak with Robert Maglicic, Team Leader Works Services at the City of Casey, about what this new enterprise means to the […]

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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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Ten years on and residents still call George Street home

29 April 2021

The George Street community living house has just celebrated 10 years since they opened in 2011. Current residents, Peter, Warwick and Ross were part of the original George Street resident group back in 2011.  Others from that group, are now in different OCC houses including Frank who moved to Salisbury Road and Don who moved […]

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Work experience for SLES students

29 April 2021

The Towards Employment students commenced face to face study at Mackie Road Neighbourhood House in January, very excited after a long break. The students started an eight-week course, Keys to Success Program (KSP) run by facilitator Jon Slingsby from VALID (Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability). Eight employees from OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) were […]

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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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