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Cultivating a network of support


Thanks to the generosity of the Clayton Church of Christ Love Loud initiative, one of OC Connections’ community living houses received a makeover in October. Shwetha, Clayton Church of Christ, and Cameron and Akshay, from the Leo Club of Knox, spent the day removing an old and weathered water feature and replacing it with a … Continue reading Cultivating a network of support

Melbourne Disability Expo


Friday 16 & Saturday 17 November 9am – 3pm Melbourne Exhibition Centre (enter via Clarendon Street Entrance) Visit us at Stand No 122.  Staff from Community Living, Day Support and OCC Enterprises will be available to answer your questions and discuss your support requirements. The Melbourne Disability Expo will offer a crucial opportunity: for people with … Continue reading Melbourne Disability Expo

VEC Training with participants

Giving participants a voice


The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) visited OC Connections in September to conduct an electoral outreach session tailored to OC Connections participants.  Presented by Deb and Annabel of the VEC Education and Inclusion Team, the session included information on who can vote, what voting is and what it means, where and how you can vote and … Continue reading Giving participants a voice

OCCE footy day pic

Football Celebrations at OCCE


The team at OCC Enterprises celebrated the AFL Grand Final with a special lunch on Thursday 27 September. The OCCE canteen was decorated in the colours of West Coast Eagles and Collingwood and participants were treated to hot dogs cooked and prepared by supported employees Elias and Mark, with help from OCCE staff. Organised by … Continue reading Football Celebrations at OCCE

OC participants Craig and Anna smiling

Art Success


OC Connections’ artists, Craig and Anna, were awarded the top two prizes at the annual SASI Art Exhibition held in September. Into its sixth year, the SASI Art Show aims to provide a platform for collaboration and inclusion, welcoming all people with a disability to exhibit. This is the second year OC Connections’ participants have entered. Eight … Continue reading Art Success

OC participant smiling

Big goals, small steps


Short term accommodation (previously known as respite care) can support people with a disability and their primary carer to maintain a positive relationship by providing time for both to experience new things.  OC Connections offers short term accommodation options for people aged eighteen years and over and aims to provide new experiences and new conversations in … Continue reading Big goals, small steps

Participants receiving graduation certificates

Certificate I in Transition Education Graduation


Congratulations to our seven participants who graduated from the Certificate I in Transition Education in July.  Brienna, Bradley, Artishna, Ariane, Zane, Shirley, Mohammad and David were presented with their Certificates by training provider Catalyst Training in celebration of their achievements. The Certificate I training involves participants undertaking one day per week developing the skills and … Continue reading Certificate I in Transition Education Graduation