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International Day of People with Disability – 3 December

3 December 2021

Today we celebrate International Day of People with Disability and acknowledge the 4.4 million Australians with disability. You can join the conversation this IDPwD to help raise awareness, challenge stereotypes and break down barriers.  Find out more by visiting www. Idpwd.com.au People with disabilities are an important part of our society and communities, and they […]

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COVID vaccine booster dose recommended to maintain immunity

2 December 2021

The Australian Government is encouraging anyone aged 18 years and over, who had their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine more than six months ago, to get a COVID-19 booster dose. A booster dose will make sure your protection from the first dose is even stronger and longer lasting, and should help prevent spread of […]

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‘Tis the season to continue to put people first: why we won’t be selling trees again this year

25 November 2021

2021 has proven to be another extraordinary year for all of Victoria and especially our staff, participants and their families.  We’ve continued to work hard and adapt to the continual changes that COVID-19 has caused to ensure the safety of our OCC community and we will continue to do so for as long as we are faced with this virus.   Even […]

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What does Victoria’s 90% vaccination rate mean?

18 November 2021

Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, announced today that with Victoria set to hit the 90 per cent double dose milestone for eligible people in the coming days, the Acting Chief Health Officer has determined that almost all remaining restrictions in Victoria will ease from 11:59pm Thursday 18 November – reaching Phase D of the National Plan. […]

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Updated NDIS Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) operational guidelines

29 November 2021

The NDIS have updated the Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) operational guidelines. They’ve made them simpler, clearer and easy to use, giving you more information about how home and living supports are funded. They provide greater clarity about home and living supports, and what the NDIS can and can’t fund. The […]

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Motivational signs at 773 a hit

22 November 2021

Walking the corridors of 773 Warrigal Road you will find some lovely motivational quotes adorning the walls with the artworks of OCC participant, Peter.  Peter is one of our prolific artists at OC Connections. These posters were produced by staff member Lyndall to help boost spirits during lockdown for those participants and staff who were on […]

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Support for our artists from The Metropolitan Golf Club

22 November 2021

The OC Connections art program is a popular activity within our Day Supports Program and has fostered some talented and prolific artists, under the guidance of our creative support staff: Val, Rose and Michelle. Over the years the work of our participant artists have featured on our Christmas and gift cards. This year is no […]

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Inclusion Australia’s decision making workshop for people with intellectual disability

17 November 2021

Inclusion Australia is running online workshops for people with intellectual disability and their decision supporters to learn about supported decision making. The workshops have been co-designed by people with intellectual disability and include useful information fun practical activities, and lived experience stories of supported decision making. There will be 5 workshops held between November 2021 and […]

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Recognising the achievements of our staff

16 November 2021

We are grateful to our staff for their resilience, innovation, teamwork and a strong commitment to providing a continuity of support to participants through the pandemic. At our Annual General Meeting in October, we celebrated the commitment and service of a range of staff from the various areas of OC Connections. Serving from 5 years […]

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