Four decades ago, a group of mothers met in a church hall in Cheltenham with concern for their soon-to-be-adult children with disabilities.
At the same time, Allan T. Marriott, a long-time local resident, saw the gap in disability services for local people with intellectual disability, and donated a substantial amount of money that enabled the purchase of land in the heart of McKinnon. In 1985 a purpose-built facility, our Community Hub, was opened on that site.
This act of generosity lives with us every day.
Since then, Marriott Support Services has steadily grown in opportunities for people with intellectual disability and autism. Our place in the local south-east Melbourne community is well established across Glen Eira, Kingston and Bayside, Monash, Port Phillip and Stonnington local government areas.
The people we support, and their families and carers come from a wide area including the suburbs of Highett, Bentleigh, Brighton, Oakleigh, McKinnon, Moorabbin, Cheltenham, Mentone and Caulfield.
Today we employ over 110 people with disability in supported employment and we support 130 people in our community day programs.
We are small enough to get to know you and your strengths, big enough to have a range of supports to develop those strengths, and have the systems and expertise to deliver quality supports.
Marriott is here to assist you in leading a connected, healthy and independent life, through a wide range of employment, training, volunteering, social and recreational opportunities.
Our staff are well trained, motivated and bring different skills and life experience from previous careers and many staff stay with us for a long time.
Our community connections include valued partnerships with Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre in East Bentleigh, Mentone Lifesaving Club and Fairway Aged Care facility in Sandringham. We value these community connections that help us offer more options for you to reach your goals.
Inclusion of people with disability in the community generates opportunities for employment, volunteering, participation in further education and social connections.
Our dynamic group of volunteers enables us to do that little bit more, through their generosity. We are connecting more broadly through growing our corporate volunteer program.
Our social business enterprises, Marriott Industries http://www.marriottindustries.com.au/and Enviro Management Services https://www.enviromanagementservices.com.au/support people with disability in employment and are based in Cheltenham. http://www.marriottindustries.com.au/
Our Community Hub is a day program based in McKinnon and is close to public transport. Here we provide small group and individual supports in health and wellbeing, life skills, recreation, volunteering support and engagement with the community. https://www.marriott.org.au/community-hub/
Roads to Independence (RTI) Take independence to another level with a focus on decision making, self-managing and future pathways.
Support Co-ordination – Support coordination connects you with services that align with your goals and with your NDIS plan, it helps you increase your independence and gives you more control over your own supports. https://www.marriott.org.au/support-coordination/
Marriott Support Services is an NDIS registered organisation.