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Big goals, small steps

28 August 2020

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 […]

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Certificate I in Transition Education Graduation

27 August 2020

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 Moe Life Skills in celebration of their achievements. The Certificate I training involves participants undertaking one day per week developing the skills […]

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Bowling Fun

25 August 2020

OC Connections Day Support Program provides a multitude of activities for participants to take part in throughout the year.  The aim of the program is to assist our participants to develop life skills, confidence, social skills, team work, independence as well as extend their knowledge in new ways. Lawn bowls at the Mount Waverley Bowling […]

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Craft for a Cause

24 August 2020

Sewing is a favourite past time for many people.  It is one of many activities available to day support participants at OC Connections.  Margaret, Neil Pauline  (pictured above) and Susan have been taking part in our Tuesday sewing group run by day support worker, Roberta. Sewing projects usually include heat packs which have a simple […]

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Work Experience

23 August 2020

Work experience provides an opportunity to trial work, build job-ready skills, find out more about a particular industry and assist in transitioning to full-time employment. For some of our OC Connections participants, work experience also helps to integrate them into the community. Day support participants Jay, Artishna, Cal, Sarah and Mohammad take part in the […]

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Family Forum: Pre-planning for NDIS

21 August 2020

Time spent preparing and planning for your NDIS planning meeting increases your chances for a successful NDIS Plan that reaches the goals, needs and aspirations of you or your family member. The importance of pre-planning is not lost on our OCC families, with over 40 people attending our Family Focus Forum on pre-planning in May.  […]

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Gardening with Richard

19 August 2020

Richard is an avid gardener who spends a lot of gardening time nurturing the flowers and vegetable patches he has helped grow at his home in East Hampton. Richard takes a great pride in the gardens around the house and ensures they are watered and cared for regularly. His daily routine includes watering the gardens […]

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Certificate 1 Graduates

18 August 2020

OC Connections, in partnership with Go Work Skills, is extremely proud to congratulate the recent graduates of the Certificate One Training Course in Literacy. A graduation celebration held in December at OC Connections Enterprises, was well received by all who attended. All 11 participants were brimming with pride at their achievements and expressed how excited […]

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Goodbye to the old home

16 August 2020

The completion of OC Connections’ Accommodation Redevelopment Project resulted in participants moving out of congregate care facilities into their new purpose-built homes. Key to the redevelopment’s success was the commitment of everyone who was involved to work with the residents to identify how they wanted to be supported and the model of housing that reflected […]

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