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Learning new skills with work experience

25 August 2021

Work experience is an important component of Towards Employment – OC Connections’ School Leavers Employment Supports (SLES) pathway.  It provides context, hands-on learning and a taste of different working environments for those who participate.  Just as importantly, it provides the host workplace with an insight into working with people with disability, the support required and the tasks that can […]

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NDIS participants aged 12 and over eligible for Pfizer

25 August 2021

The Australian Government Department of Health has announced that NDIS participants aged 12 and over can now receive the Pfizer vaccine (as of Wednesday 25 August, 2021). NDIS participants join the current cohort of children aged 12-15 to be prioritised for the Pfizer vaccine, including: children with specified medical conditions that increase their risk of severe […]

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Meet new Casey Hub Coordinator Lyndall Slaney

19 August 2021

Lyndall Slaney, Coordinator of our new Casey Hub, has been busy setting up the operations at its new home at The Cranbourne West Community Hub in the City of Casey. Lyndall has been recruiting staff, liaising with schools, councils, Local Area Coordinators and Support Coordinators to onboard participants. Her focus will be to provide individual […]

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Laura goes extra mile with special event for residents

19 August 2021

Laura Champion, Administration Support Officer at OC Connections has gone above and beyond her day-to-day role at OC Connections. In her own time, Laura developed a fun online music quiz for OC Connections residents. With the support of staff, each of the houses eagerly logged on to join in. Using the online quiz platform, Kahoot! […]

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Melbourne in lockdown until 11:59pm 2 September. 9pm curfew is now in place.

16 August 2021

The Victorian Government has extended the current Melbourne lockdown until 11:59pm on Thursday 2 September and instituted a 9pm curfew. This means that for Melbourne, there will still be only five reasons to leave home: shopping for food and supplies authorised work and study (with permit) care and caregiving exercise getting vaccinated. View the Table of […]

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Vlada receives her COVID-19 vaccination

4 August 2021

Community Living resident and Day Support participant, Vlada, received her Pfizer vaccine last week through Aspen Medical. Vlada was very proud of this achievement and asked that it be shared to show how brave she was. This was Vlada’s fourth attempt at receiving the vaccine and it was finally successful! Well done Vlada. Vlada’s support […]

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Hannah Isles receives Allen James Award

22 July 2021

Congratulations Hannah Isles, Towards Employment Facilitator at OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE), for receiving Rotary’s Allen James Award at the Annual Rotary Changeover Dinner on Monday 5 July. In recognition of her work, Hannah received a vocational scholarship to pursue her education and training in the disability field. The scholarship will help fund her current study […]

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Vassie’s enterprising approach pays off

22 July 2021

OC Connections’ Support Coordination participant, Vassie, has been enjoying her new job with The Information Access Group as a Document Tester.   She started in the role in December 2020 after finding out about it through our Support Coordination team. Together with her colleague Lucky, Vassie provides thoughtful and considered feedback on client content to […]

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Promoting good life stories of people with disability

22 July 2021

The Belonging Matters Podcast focuses on the good life for people with disabilities, with real life stories from people with disabilities and their families, as well as professionals and advocates. With 17 episodes to date, the podcasts explore bias, inclusion, community, developmental potential, social roles and belonging, with more promised to come.

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