Christmas in July at Dealing


Last Sunday, residents of Dealing Drive celebrated Christmas in July. Everyone thought it would be a fun distraction for residents given the extra time they have at home due to the new COVID-19 restrictions. It was truly like Christmas with the staff busily wrapping presents until midnight the night before. As always, the fun was … Continue reading Christmas in July at Dealing

Images of optimism from lockdown


OC Connections (OCC) participants found ways to remain active, healthy, happy and optimistic during the Coronavirus lockdown period. OCC staff captured some special moments over the recent months.  There were too many to share in our weekly Community Hub email (set up expressly to keep connected with OCC families during this period), so below, we … Continue reading Images of optimism from lockdown

Celebrations at Rockbeare


Erica’s birthday was certainly different this year but it was still a day full of celebrations! It was a very full and exciting day for Rockbeare resident, Erica. The festivities began when she arrived for breakfast when everyone sang happy birthday to her. Erica was presented with her gift and was excited to open it. … Continue reading Celebrations at Rockbeare

Towards Employment team reflect on their online study


Towards Employment participants, Will, David and Harry, recently celebrated their impressive effort to move their study to an online platform. The team were presented with a certificate and book with photos of their experience studying online with Zoom and Google Classroom. (See photos below). Hannah Isles, Towards Employment Facilitator, reflected with the group on their … Continue reading Towards Employment team reflect on their online study

OC Connections features in the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival


“Leaving Allen Street” is a film documenting the journey of the people who moved from the congregate care facilities in Allen Street to new homes in the community. We were thrilled to hear that it has been selected as part of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2020. The festival promotes independent documentary filmmaking from Melbourne … Continue reading OC Connections features in the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

A proud OC Connections moment


It’s not every day we get to truly showcase the OCC community and our goal to provide opportunity and choice to those we support. The film Leaving Allen Street is a heartfelt game-changer for those involved in this amazing journey. Interested? Leaving Allen Street is showing as part of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival running … Continue reading A proud OC Connections moment

Vassie’s ISO favourites


An OC Connections good news story during the Coronavirus pandemic. Vassie is a participant at OC Connections (OCC). She uses OCC Support Coordination and Day Support services. She has worked at OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) previously as a supported employee. About Vassie Vassie has made the most of her supports, including existing ones during the … Continue reading Vassie’s ISO favourites

CEO Message of support during COVID-19


OC Connections CEO, Therese Desmond recently contributed to the podcast called So…Podcast.  Eleven CEO’s from Disability Services Providers from around Australia contributed to the podcast by leaving short recorded messages of innovation, support, and creativity during COVID-19 period. Listen to the message from OC Connections CEO, Therese Desmond.