Toot Art Exhibition

Six of our artists showcased their work at Toot Artspace in St Kilda for two weeks at the end of February. Fred, Kathleen, Vlada, Peter, Joey and Craig joined creative forces for the OCC Group Art Exhibition.  The opening of the event was held on Thursday 21 February and was attended by family, friends and … Continue reading Toot Art Exhibition

Toastie Experience

Samuel, Janet, Shirley, Belinda, Linda and Stephen all took to the Catalyst Training Toastie van on 28 February to cook and sell toasties to the staff at OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE). This opportunity forms part of the Certificate I in Work Education, run by Catalyst Training. All six of the participants work as supported employees … Continue reading Toastie Experience

Community recognition for Kathy

Congratulations to OC Connections Community Living participant, Kathy, who was awarded a 2018 social housing volunteer award on Wednesday 27 February this year. Kathy received the Frances Penington Award in recognition of her outstanding voluntary contribution to her local community.  These awards publicly acknowledge an individual tenant or a group of tenants who contribute positively … Continue reading Community recognition for Kathy

Pathways for Carers Walks

The Pathways for Carers project offers carers of people with a disability or mental illness an opportunity to share walks together and to learn more about news, services and supports available to carers. We will be joined on the walk by representatives from local organisations. Stay after the walk for a free coffee at Madeleine’s! … Continue reading Pathways for Carers Walks

Have your say

Today the Morrison government released draft Terms of Reference for a Royal Commission into the violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation experienced by people with disability. It’s important that people with disability, their families and carers can have input into what the Royal Commission should cover. To make sure this happens, the draft Terms of Reference … Continue reading Have your say

Having Our Say

Members of our Participant Advisory Group presented at Valid’s Having a Say Conference on Tuesday 5 February. Aidan, Richard, Ben and Colin spoke on being a positive influence to others and their achievements, presenting to attendees at the Conference in Geelong. The group was inspired to present after attending last year’s Having a Say Conference … Continue reading Having Our Say

Playing for OC Connections

The Metropolitan Golf Club opened it’s doors to the public to “Play for a Cause” in January in a show of community support for OC Connections. More than 95 golfers played on the day, enjoying beautiful weather and access to the top notch facilities. Organised by The Metropolitan Golf Club Membership and Guest Services Manager, … Continue reading Playing for OC Connections

NDIS Let’s Talk About Work Webinar

Organised and run by NDIA, the “let’s talk about work” webinar will deliver information and insights about how NDIS participants can include employment supports in their plans. Attendees will have the opportunity to think about having work as a goal in their NDIS plan, and understand the types of supports the NDIS can provide for participants to … Continue reading NDIS Let’s Talk About Work Webinar

CEO Update

As another busy year draws to a close this is a time to reflect on both our achievements and the opportunities ahead. This year has seen a number of new developments across the organisation. With the continued roll-out of the NDIS, we have focused on maintaining an agile approach to the changing demands. The last … Continue reading CEO Update