NDIS Let’s Talk About Work Webinar


Organised and run by NDIA, the “let’s talk about work” webinar will deliver information and insights about how NDIS participants can include employment supports in their plans. Attendees will have the opportunity to think about having work as a goal in their NDIS plan, and understand the types of supports the NDIS can provide for participants to … Continue reading NDIS Let’s Talk About Work Webinar

CEO Update


As another busy year draws to a close this is a time to reflect on both our achievements and the opportunities ahead. This year has seen a number of new developments across the organisation. With the continued roll-out of the NDIS, we have focused on maintaining an agile approach to the changing demands. The last … Continue reading CEO Update

Christmas Spirit


The spirit of Christmas and Community was very much alive and well at OC Connections this month, with our volunteers helping us spread joy and cheer, while raising much needed funds, through the sale of our freshly cut Christmas Trees. Family, friends, participants and staff have assisted in selling, transporting, bailing, and selecting trees for … Continue reading Christmas Spirit

OCC Coffee and Conversations Morning


OC Connections held the first Coffee Morning for family and friends on 13 November.  Friends and family members of OCC participants met at Vanilla in Oakleigh for an informal conversation with General Managers Laurelle Edwards (Independence & Community) and Vicki Hayes (Engagement & Partnerships). The morning was arranged in response to feedback received from families … Continue reading OCC Coffee and Conversations Morning

Employment Pathways Forum


Our Family Focus Forums aim to provide topical industry information from experts and first-hand insights from participants and their families. Our most recent forum focussed on employment and we were lucky to have Rishi and Maria from OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) presenting their personal insights into how work has changed their lives. Our employment and … Continue reading Employment Pathways Forum

Felix’s One-Man Art Show


Congratulations to Felix who organised a one-man art show at his residence in Ashwood on 2 December. Felix could not have done this without the support and planning of his support workers and fellow residents who showed their support for Felix by attending and sharing their dining room space for a complete take-over of the … Continue reading Felix’s One-Man Art Show

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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