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The Disability Blog

Our neighbourhood is changing

  27 April 2017
Tennis crew at Ormond Tennis club
Glen Eira City Council has been asking people what they think about living and working in Glen Eira. Bentleigh is one of the larger hubs in the area where people meet, work, shop, relax and live and Marriott House (MH) is located in a favourable position right in the heart of McKinnon.
We have been a part of the local area for over 40 years, but how well do we know our community?

Matt succeeds at the Special Olympics

  6 April 2017
Matt with olympic torch
Matt from Marriott Industries had great success at the recent Special Olympics with the Melbourne Southern Softball team.

Garry retires after 27 years

  30 March 2017
Garry with toaster
We celebrate Garry's achievements
20 million years (not quite) in the same work place shows commitment to Marriott Support Services.

Five tips to get ready for your NDIS planning conversation

  30 March 2017
Zeb's photo of NY
In times of change we can feel uncertain and anxious. One way to reduce feeling this way is to take a big picture view of your life and your goals and start to prepare. Here are five tips.

Be Bold for Change, International Women’s Day (IWD)

  27 March 2017
Ebony and Emily at IWD lunch
At the recent Glen Eira Council IWD lunch, women with disabilities as a group was highlighted along with aboriginal women, as having significant barriers to accessing health, community services, employment and education opportunities in the community.
Ebony and Emily from Roads to Independence attended the event read about the event...

Jeremy, from Roads to Independence moves towards his goal.

  23 March 2017
Jeremy writing
Jeremy started at Roads to Independence with a strong goal to develop his writing skills. A writing course was found at Mordialloc Neighbourhood House.

He attends the course every Monday, at first he went with a Marriott Support Services volunteer but after four weeks he was confident to travel and attend alone.

Volunteering develops skills: Rosy at St. Peter's Primary School, East Bentleigh

  20 March 2017
Rosy at St Peter's School
My name is Rosy Lunam and I have been volunteering at St. Peter's Primary School for the last 3 years. I have been working very closely with a teacher called Ms Noble in Prep Grade.

Garry Washfold, General Manager, Marriott Business Enterprise is retiring after 27 years, here are his reflections.

  17 March 201
Garry and group from Marriott Industries
What have you been most proud of doing or being part of at Marriott Support Services?

I am most proud of the culture of Marriott and that we constantly work to keep it at its high standard and always looking for ways to keep improving.

Also the very positive impact we have on 300 people, with a disability, is something I feel enormously proud to have been a part of at Marriott.

Ryan extends his interest in First Aid.

  15 March 2017
Ryan with his certificate
Hi my name is Ryan, and this is my story…

I really like first aid and wanted to increase my knowledge in first aid so on the 2nd of November last year I did an Advanced Resuscitation course with Premium Health. I spent a lot of time researching and studying for this course. I enjoyed doing the all-day course.

3 reasons the partnership with Lend Lease on the Level Crossing Removals project is good news for Marriott Support Services

Beau working on the Level Crossing Removal Project
The Level Crossing Removal Authority will over the course of the next 7-8 years oversee the removal of 50 dangerous and congested level crossings. Many of us are experiencing the benefits of the removal of crossings at Ormond, McKinnon and Bentleigh stations.

It is a massive project and investment and in a first for Marriott Support Services we are partnering with Lend Lease and have a number of our employees working at the Centre Road Clayton crossing.

Here is why it is good news for Marriott Support Services.