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Add a dose of inclusion at your Christmas gatherings.

December 19 2019

You know the scene, the family get together at Christmas can produce feelings of anxiety and involve stressful or awkward social encounters. Many surveys show that Christmas is an increased time of stress and social isolation. People with disability are even more likely to experience social distress with many saying they avoid visiting family and […]

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A fresh start for Connie

December 12 2019

Connie recently joined us at Marriott Industries after completing a one-day assessment arranged through an employment agency. She enjoyed the work so much she asked to work here, and quickly found her feet. Of Greek-Cypriot background, Connie previously worked on a farm picking and packing fruit. But after moving away from that area she found […]

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Celebrating volunteers, social inclusion

Contributing to social inclusion, International Volunteer Week.

November 26 2019

Marriott named their Volunteer Award after long-serving Volunteer, Pam Rivers. We are thankful to all our Volunteers. This year there are two winners of the Pam Rivers Volunteer Award. Carolyn started volunteering with  Marriott’s Roads to Independence, after her daughter, who was a corporate volunteer at Marriott Industries, recommended Marriott to her. More than two […]

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Reflections on a busy year, at Marriott Industries.

November 25 2019

There has been a steady flow of work in 2019 at Marriott Industries with this last quarter being our busiest in preparation for Christmas. Marriott Industries is best described as a ‘hive’ of activity with two factories in full operation completing a wide variety of work. We continue to work with a strengths-based model and […]

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We are expanding, Enviro Management Services wins regional work.

November 25 2019

Enviro Management Services (EMS) has successfully expanded its work opportunities in disability employment, through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) by adding the Morwell region to the existing contract in Cheltenham. EMS entered into an agreement with Latrobe Valley Enterprises (LVE) to undertake the work. Latrobe Valley Enterprises (LVE) is a not-for-profit company […]

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Friends helping each other with internet safety.

‘Tis the season for giving, be careful what you give on the internet.

November 25 2019

The holiday season is a time of fun and joy but it can also be a time when we can feel anxious and lonely. We may reach for our devices to share the moment or to help us feel less alone. Be aware of what you share on the internet. Here are IMPORTANT tips to […]

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There's a variety of jobs at Marriott Industries

Are you interested in working?

November 25 2019

Would you like to find a job, although not sure how? Do you want to expand your social networks, have greater financial independence, improve your health and wellbeing and have a stronger sense of self-worth? If you answered ‘YES’ supported employment may be for you. The NDIS’s goal is to have 30 per cent of […]

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Neil Blackman,2019 Marriott Industries Award winner

Night of nights celebrating people – Marriott AGM.

November 22 2019

At the Annual General Meeting, we recognised the contribution people at Marriott, and with 73 people attending on Monday, there was great positive energy. The first recognition was for the food prepared by the fabulous Roads to Independence (RTI) cooking groups. The treats included chocolate balls, lemon slice, muffins, rocky road, quiches and spinach triangles. […]

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A Day with Harry Potter.

November 19 2019

The Harry Potter exhibition at Bourke Street Mall was imaginative and we immersed ourselves into the whole world of Harry. We travelled to the city from Clayton station and walked from Melbourne Central to Myers, we wanted to see the Myer Christmas window display. Wells and George thought the Christmas Gumnuts were amazing. https://www.myer.com.au/content/christmas-windows The […]

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Karen, with Rebecca (R)

Supporting learning for Disability Support students.

November 11 2019

Karen completes her student placement today and I caught up with her. While studying a Holmesglen TAFE, a staff member at Bayside Developmental Special School recommended Karen to contact Marriott Support Services for student placement. Here are her reflections. From the time I arrived at Marriott, and even before that, the communication was clear and […]

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Announcing our new CEO

December 09 2019

The Board is very pleased to announce that Ann-Maree Colborne has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Marriott Support Services. Ann-Maree has extensive leadership experience in the not-for-profit sector having held CEO and senior executive positions with Uniting, Lentara Uniting Care, Yooralla, Red Cross, Arthritis Victoria and other not-for-profits. More details to follow.  

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Marriott Support Services

Re-opening in 2020

December 16 2019

Marriott Industries and Enviro Management Services (EMS) are open Community  re-opens on Thursday 16th January 2020    

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