At OC Connections we encourage and support people to be involved in a wide range of activities based on personal interests and their individual goals.
Our Day Support program offers the opportunity for individuals to pursue activities that focus on everyday life skills, like cooking, getting fit, developing skills to access the community and exploring favourite hobbies.
Life at OC Connections
At OC Connections we encourage and support people to be involved in a wide range of activities based on life goals and personal interests.
Our Day Support program offers activities that can teach everyday life skills, like cooking or how to get fit and healthy, provide access to community clubs or offer the opportunity to explore favourite hobbies, liking dancing or art. We create and provide an environment where participants can feel safe, respected and valued. Individual strengths are identified and independence is encouraged to ensure everyone can learn and develop to a level that is right for them.
We believe every person is a valued member of our community and responds best in environments where they are valued and understood. We understand that when people choose how to spend their time it brings with it a sense of empowerment; therefore we aim to provide engaging and fulfilling choices for participants to help build confidence and independence.
It is important that participants live the life they want, with choice and control. We suggest participants share their activities with people who have a common interest and encourage input from families, friends and people who are important to the individual.
centre & community based activities
Our Day Support activities are offered on site at our main centre at Warrigal Road, Oakleigh, in one of our Community Hubs, or in the community.
Our centre-based activities help provide a base in which participant’s become familiar and feel safe, allowing them to build the confidence to engage in new activities, learn new skills, interact with friends and build a community.
Community activities can take place at recreation venues, in parks, markets, farms, schools, theatres, shopping centres and more. They allow participants to build independence and confidence through exploring new environments, meeting new people and taking on new challenges.
Our Community hubs are meeting places for participants from which they can undertake their daily activities, or start and end their day of community exploration.
With activities operating from our hubs as well as our main centre at 773 Warrigal Road, Oakleigh we are able to maintain capacity limits and COVID-safe environments for all of our participants and staff.
Our hubs also allow us to offer smaller group activities – meaning more individual focus, and to foster engagement and integration into the wider community.
Six of our hubs are located in South East Melbourne in the City of Monash, with our newest hub, due to open in July 2021 in the City of Casey, from which we will be offering individual supports.
Find out more about our Community Hubs.
my days activities
Our activities have been developed to help build skills, foster fun and develop participant’s fitness. We will work with you to determine the activities that best suit your goals, needs and interests.
art, music & culture
Explore creative pursuits while working on motor skills, decision making, communication, making friends and engaging with staff and volunteers.Find Out More
learning skills & experiences
Develop new skills through community interaction, volunteering, working as a team, exploring Melbourne and its surrounds. Skills include team work, organisational skills, leadership, literacy and independence.Find Out More
fun, fitness & wellbeing
Focus on your health and fitness while having fun with friends.Find Out More
HOW WILL I BE SUPPORTED?
Every participant who joins our Day Support program is assigned a Key Worker who is responsible for supporting them to achieve their goals.
Our Key Workers work with individuals and their families to create a plan that helps to identify interests and goals..
Key Workers are a first point of contact for families to ensure that as needs change, the best supports are in place to manage and respond to these.
We always encourage input from families, friends and other people who are important to the individual.
Participants travel to and from OC Connections by private transport, taxis or one of our buses. Transport to and from community activities is provided by OC Connections from 773 Warrigal Road Oakleigh.
Participants must be aged 18 years or over and receive funding through the NDIS. For people who do not currently have funding in their plan there is the opportunity to self fund.
OC Connections aims to provide activities to match every budget. Some of our activities are free, while others incur a charge based on the activity type and where it is held.
rent our holiday house
Tootgarook Holiday House, located near Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula, is just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne and offers guests access to a house fully equipped with facilities suited to those with disabilities or who live in aged care. Managed by OC Connections, the house is available year-round for private or group bookings and is ideal for those looking for a holiday by the beach or just a weekend getaway.
ENQUIRE ABOUT MY DAYS OPPORTUNITIES
All My Days enquires please complete the form below.
At OC Connections we value the importance of connecting with people, opportunities and the community.
Through a broad variety of programs we seek to create new connections for participants, and foster existing relationships. We connect people with activities that enable growth and development and we connect participants with the broader community, building a better world for all.
We also understand that when people choose how to spend their time it brings with it a sense of empowerment and control; therefore we strive to create opportunities that provide engaging and fulfilling choices for participants to help build confidence and independence.