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The Disability Blog

What’s so important about printing technology?

  27 June 2017
MI group working
Marriott Industries is a dynamic and professional social enterprise that employs 80 people with disability.
We are always focused on enhancing and developing the skills of all employees as we seek to grow our business and improve efficiency.

We have many labelling contracts but are sometimes not currently considered by large companies as we do not have the capacity to print in house which means the client has to provide the labels for us to do the work. You can help us change this.

An important message about fundraising from our CEO.

  21 June 2017
Dan Romanis

Like me you may have been appalled by the fundraising techniques used by some charities as exposed by Channel 7 last Sunday evening.

Sadly the story tarnishes the ethical fundraising of many other charities like Marriott Support Services.

Enviro Management Services creates new work opportunities.

  15 June 2017
EMS working at Bayswater
EMS was engaged by Australian Ecosystems to undertake the planting of feature garden beds for the Bayswater Railway Station Upgrade Project. As part of the contract supported employees conducted some of the landscaping works.

Enviro Management Services (EMS) creates new work opportunities.

  8 June 2017
Enviro Management Services at Bayswater rail upgrade
EMS delivers quality horticultural and land management services for moderate to large scale projects.

EMS was engaged by Australian Ecosystems to undertake the planting of feature garden beds for the Bayswater Railway Station Upgrade Project. As part of the contract supported employees conducted some of the landscaping works.

‘I want to work in a field more aligned to my values’ says Employment Consultant, Miles

Miles at MEO
‘I want to work in a field more aligned to my values’ says Employment Consultant, Miles.

Career change is commonplace today. At Marriott we understand the benefits of attracting staff who are changing careers because they bring with them diversity of education, experience and outlook. Miles who recently joined Marriott Employment Options (MEO) is one example.

We have listened to you.

  25 May 2017
Emily and Andrew at the MCG
We have listened to you.
As our community you made it pretty clear (71%*) that you want options to attend weekend activities like sporting events and you want flexibility and choice in your funding.

So here is an offer to be flexible with your current funding package and attend AFL/VFL football games each weekend of the 2017 season, as part of the Footy program.

Better recreation and fitness opportunities through effective partnership.

  16 May 2017
GESAC welcome
Marriott Support Services (MSS) partners with Glen Eira Sport and Aquatic Centre (GESAC) to increase options for people with disability to be active and enjoy centre based fitness and recreation programs. GESAC’s philosophy is Every Body Welcome and to ensure people of all abilities have access, GESAC has dedicated and fully qualified support staff on site to assist with any access requirements.

The Centre Manager, Paige Buse, sees value in the partnership, ‘from Glen Eira City Council’s perspective I see enormous value in what GESAC’s partnership with Marriott Support Services has delivered to our staff and the wider GESAC community.’

How do we create a better service? Volunteers.

  11 May 2017
Suzie and social impact group
How do we create a better service? Volunteers.
Marriott Support Services stands out because of the many volunteers who enable us to offer more and do more and this National Volunteer Week we are saying an enormous thank-you. Here is one volunteer’s story who is helping to create a better service.
Suzie volunteers with the Social Impact course.

National Volunteer week, Michael’s story.

  8 May 2017
Michael (volunteer) with Jordi and Michael
Michael spent many years working in the construction industry before seeking a career change that would involve more connection with people.
While studying a Certificate 4 in Disability Services Michael found an alignment with what he was learning about in terms of good practice and with what he saw and experienced on placement at Marriott House.
‘That motivated me because I actually experienced at Marriott House what I was learning about at TAFE.’

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?