What do these activities have in common; helping Spiro with maths exercises and working in the garden with participants at Marriott House?
We all make assumptions and often don’t notice. Here’s an example: One day while in Bentleigh library I was surprised by the sound of a familiar voice. Looking up confirmed the identity of the visitor, a participant from Marriott Support Services.
Stephanie used those words to start her story recently to a group of Year 10 and 11 students at Berendale School, as part of the Hands Up project of BGK LLEN.
The Resilience Project helps people be mentally healthy and says building resilience is key. Here are three important things for resilience - gratitude, empathy and mindfulness.
Dean is well known at Marriott Industries (MI) having worked there for seven years after leaving school. Working at MI helped Dean by giving him the chance to learn new skills and have increasing responsibility so that open employment became an option.
A key part of developing better opportunities as part of the NDIS is really listening to people with disabilities. Recently, I had cause to reflect. At a recent national conference about disability employment, there appeared to be very few people with disability present. Does that make sense? Why were there so few people with a disability? It is worth asking the question ‘Do we need to do better at engaging people with disability?’
Hannah told her story at the NDS Disability at Work Conference in Canberra last week, and she reached one big goal, to speak in public for the first time.
Olivia is a well-known face at Marriott Support Services; she’s an Assistant Team Leader in Industries and is a former Marriott Ambassador. Recently Olivia has put another feather in her cap, by joining the Access Stonnington Committee (ASC).
The Marriott art room is a hive of creative energy. Here are six things about Lisa, our Art Co-ordinator at Marriott Support Services.
Chris has been a part of Marriott Support Services for a long time, as a participant at Marriott House, at Vocational Links and more recently at Roads to Independence. Two years ago, the then Community Manager, Sarah said to Chris ‘Why don’t you volunteer at Marriott House Reception?’ Chris’ first response was ‘Are you joking?’ Sarah clearly was not!