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Disability Royal Commission – Support Services

29 April 2021

As the Disability Royal Commission continues, we would like to remind participants and families that support services are available to help by way of counselling, advocacy and legal services.  You can find out more about these services on our resources site, or here.

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metropolitan golf club 25th Charity golf day sunday 27th June 2021

OC Connections Charity Golf Day – 27 June, 2021

15 April 2021

OC Connections is excited to once again hold its Charity Golf Day at The Metropolitan Golf Club. Registrations are now open. Please join us for a fun day at one of Melbourne’s most prestigious golf courses while helping to raise much needed funds for the people we support. 18 hole par play Lunch and refreshments […]

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Phase 1a and 1b rollout information

9 April 2021

As you may be aware, the rollout of the COVID Vaccine has been planned to occur in phases to ensure Australia’s most vulnerable receive priority attention. As part of this plan, people and staff living in disability services accommodation that house more than one person were to receive the Vaccine as part of Phase 1a […]

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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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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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ATAGI recommends COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine over the AstraZeneca vaccine for adults aged under 50 years.

8 April 2021

As of 8 April 2021, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recommended the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine is preferred over the AstraZeneca vaccine for adults aged under 50 years. ATAGI has considered the latest vaccination findings out of Europe and the UK – which follow extremely rare instances of people, having taken the AstraZeneca vaccine, developing […]

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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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Kathleen & Rodney Embracing & Smiling At Their Commitement Ceremony Event

Congratulations Kathleen and Rodney!

23 March 2021

We are so excited to congratulate Kathleen and Rodney on their recent Commitment Ceremony. Originally planned to be held in February 2020, their special event had to be postponed three times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, on 28 February 2021, family and friends, including some fellow residents, participants and staff from OCC, gathered at […]

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