Category: OCC Stories

Residents support 2021 Odd Socks Day

27 October 2021

OCC residents supported Odd Socks Day on October 8, an initiative from GROW Australia to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental ill-health, while having some fun. Residents Greg, Lorraine and Debbie got involved and in the process developed new skills to create a colourful Odd Sock Day poster that displayed the household’s diverse […]

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Supporting participants to become active citizens

27 October 2021

While on his daily park walk, OCC Day Support participant, Matthew came across a misplaced trolley, which caused him some concern. Disability Support Worker Anna assisted Matthew to call the Monash City Council to make a report about the trolley. Matthew was proud of his achievement and was delighted that Simon from the Council followed […]

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Residents wrap up footy season

27 October 2021

OCC Community Living residents Carolyn, Erica, David, Greg and Vlada enjoyed a day of footy activities to celebrate the AFL Grand Final day in September. Disability Support Workers Ajia and Adriana supported the residents to create and hang some colourful footy decorations and assisted residents to prepare a footy feast for lunch as well as […]

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Participant spotlight – Georgie

13 October 2021

Meet Georgie. She is a young woman who joined the OC Connections (OCC) Day Support program eight years ago after she finished her schooling at the Monash Special Developmental School in Wheelers Hill. The OC Connections Day Support program offers individuals like Georgie the opportunity to pursue activities that focus on building everyday life skills, […]

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Congratulations Lorraine on your milestone birthday

12 October 2021

Congratulations to OC Connections’ resident and passionate Collingwood supporter Lorraine who recently celebrated her 70th birthday.  Lorraine was delighted with the many birthday wishes and phone calls that she received from other OCC residents and staff, friends and family. OC Connections’ staff share special moments with residents and support them to celebrate these in ways that are meaningful […]

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SDA Finder

5 October 2021

Participants, families and carers can now use the SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) Finder to find SDA vacancies across Australia. There are more than 1,000 vacancies listed on the NDIS website. You can search for current SDA vacancies by location, building type, number of residents, price and more. Each listing gives you options for finding out […]

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Footy finals fever at the OCC houses

28 September 2021

It was footy finals fever last weekend and residents from several of the OC Connections’ (OCC) households heartily celebrated the AFL Grand Final event at home. Even though the match was held in Perth, residents were able to still celebrate in fine form. With the support of OCC Disability Support Workers, they put up colourful […]

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Nicole’s concerts a hit with residents

20 September 2021

In 2020 when Victoria was in the depths of its long lockdown, OC Connections Disability Support Worker Nicole decided it was a perfect time to revisit her love of music and offered to play to her key participant Carolyn. Eager to share her passion for beautiful music with Carolyn’s housemates too, Nicole began holding regular […]

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Meet new Casey Hub Coordinator Lyndall Slaney

19 August 2021

Lyndall Slaney, Coordinator of our new Casey Hub, has been busy setting up the operations at its new home at The Cranbourne West Community Hub in the City of Casey. Lyndall has been recruiting staff, liaising with schools, councils, Local Area Coordinators and Support Coordinators to onboard participants. Her focus will be to provide individual […]

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