Disability Support Services

OC Connections provides important opportunities for people of all abilities to contribute to society and live happy and successful lives on their own terms. We provide a range of disability support services for adults with intellectual disabilities and work with each participant to determine their individual goals and support needs. Our person-centred approach enables people with a disability to engage in everyday activities of their choice, with the amount of support they need.

Centre and Community Based Day Support Activities

We can support participants to undertake daily activities on site within South East Melbourne, or out in the community with the aim to build confidence, explore new activities, develop new skills and make friendships. 

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NDIS Support Coordination

Our dedicated team of support coordinators work closely with you to navigate your NDIS Plan and establish disability support services that will set you on the path to reach your goals.

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Supported Employment

Providing a supported work environment where employees develop new working skills, confidence in their work and develop relationships in a safe, fun and supported professional workplace.

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School Leaver Employment Supports

Our Towards Employment (SLES) Pathway is a tailored 2 year program that supports the transition between school and working life with specialised skill learning and supported job placements. 

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Supports In Open Employment

In order to enable individualised employment approaches, including the settings in which they occur, OCCE offer supports for people with disability in open employment.

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Short Term Accommodation (STA)

Suitable for people with disabilities aged 15 – 65. Our NDIS short term accommodation in Oakleigh fosters friendship and skills while providing respite for both participants and their carers.

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Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

Our dedicated accessible housing South East Melbourne includes modified houses, at varying levels, to meet the specialised disability needs of people with a disability.

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Supported Independent Living

Offering supported independent living support to help assist individual needs within our community homes in South East Melbourne.

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In Home Support Services

We offer individualised in home care and support which can be provided in your family home or in other disability accommodation within the community and is tailored to your needs and goals.

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Commercial Services – OCCE

In order to provide people with disability access to meaningful and sustainable employment we build ongoing, mutually beneficial relationships with our commercial customers by delivering on our promise of value, quality and timeliness.

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Accessible Holiday Accommodation

Managed by OC Connections, the Tootgarook Holiday House provides accessible holiday accommodation in Rosebud, available for private and group bookings.

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Understanding the NDIS

As a registered NDIS provider, we provide NDIS support services to make sure you are getting the most of your NDIS Plan and help you prepare for your upcoming NDIS Plan review.

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Registered NDIS Provider

OC Connections is a registered NDIS Provider. The National Disability Insurance Scheme supports people with a permanent and significant disability. You may be eligible for the scheme if you are under 65 and your disability affects your ability to take part in everyday activities.

If you started receiving NDIS services before turning 65, you can continue to receive services through them once you cross 65. You can find out more at the National Disability Insurance Scheme website or via our NDIS page.

If you are under 65 year and do not have government funding, please discuss this with your treating Doctor who will direct you to the appropriate service who can support you to complete and NDIS application if you need help. You can find out more about the care and support available National Disability Insurance Scheme website or via our NDIS webpage

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Our Participants, Families & Carers Say It Best

Peter is doing things I never expected. Reading his diary and finding out that he is ordering and paying his own lunch, ordering things like chicken and avocado sandwiches and allowing people to put sunscreen on his head (he still fights with me everytime) is just amazing. His doctor also noted how much he had matured and how responsive he was to her.  She told me that the work the people supporting him are doing is paying off.

2020 was not an easy year for anyone  Knowing that Roger was in good hands and enjoying his time during lockdown gave us peace of mind.  We really appreciated the team’s efforts to include our family through Facebook and video calls.  This has helped us keep connected with Roger.

We are very appreciative of how adaptive all the support team are at OC which means Richard has been able to continue going – he loves it so much