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The Disability Blog

Coffee with a Cop

group photo with cops
On Tuesday 8th of August 2017 the Tuesday Roads to Independence (RTI) group had coffee with a cop.

We planned this outing by writing some questions down before we went out.

Managing challenging behaviours – the positive approach we follow at Marriott Support Services (MSS).

  3rd August 2017
Sam and Ben
Marriott staff are trained in the best ways to support people with challenging behaviours.
One of our Disability Educators, Sam shares some insights into Marriott’s positive approach to supporting people with challenging behaviours.

We met Gog and Magog in the Royal Arcade.

  2 August 2017
RTI and street art - Harvey, Andrew and Carolyn
On Tuesday the 25th of July a group from Roads to Independence (RTI) went to the laneways in the city. We went by train and got off at Flinders Street Station. We were in different groups with volunteer Helen, and staff members Jenna and Medina.

Why we need an NDIS Engagement Co-ordinator?

  25 July 2017
Sarah McCarthy
The NDIS is the largest social policy change introduced since Medicare and with such a big change to disability services there is a massive challenge to assist our community.
At Marriott we are keen to work with you, our community to help you prepare for the NDIS.
We welcome Sarah McCarthy as NDIS Engagement Co-ordinator, her role is key to getting a good start with NDIS.

''I love being part of something bigger than me that changes lives'', Michelle, receptionist

  Admin
  19 July 2017
Michelle and Ebony
Recently, we welcomed Michelle to the important role of receptionist at Keys Road. Michelle has lots of energy and ideas and a welcoming presence. Here is a little about Michelle.

NDIS on transport supports and face to face meetings.

  12 July 2017
Jesse trains
In June ABC journalist Norman Hermant interviewed NDIA CEO David Bowen using questions submitted by NDIS participants. Here is an excerpt.

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.