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Roads to Independence

Better self-awareness and community engagement to explore your future

If you are looking for a progressive and individualised program, try Marriott’s Roads to Independence (RTI).

Take independence to another level with a focus on decision making, self-managing and future pathways.

We create space for learning about ourselves and others through improved social skills including listening, assertive communication, decision making and empathy. We explore current social and personal issues like relationships through facilitated discussions.

Here’s some examples:

  • Ebony has new found confidence after learning to travel on public transport having previously travelled only by taxi. While volunteering in the commercial kitchen at Fairway Aged Care facility, it became clear that hospitality could be a future work pathway for Ebony.
  • Andrew did not travel far on public transport but after being supported to travel to he now no longer needs support to use public transport. Andrew’s confidence allows him to act as a buddy for others who are less confident on public transport.
  • Liam wants to work and so is supported in a work placement in an administration role with one of our partners. He is also part of the work and life skills training as part of Roads to Employment

To join us at RTI, you must be:

  • Able to use public transport with minimal support and be willing to participate in travel training.
  • Interested in doing community-based work (volunteer or work experience) and/or further education opportunities.
  • Ok to be left unsupervised for short periods.

We are out and about every day using public transport. We connect with our community and partners.

Call Elly now to discuss a trial

Co-ordinator, Roads to Independence, based at Cheltenham.
9555 0777
 [email protected]

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15a 56 Keys Road, Cheltenham

Announcing Marriott’s 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, with effect from 6 January 2020. 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. […]

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Mentone Life Saving Club, Beach Road, opposite, Kitchener St, Mentone.

Enjoy breakfast at the beach on Saturdays.

December 14 2019

Join us for Breakfast every Saturday from 8.30am. At Mentone Life Saving Club, Beach Road, opposite, Kitchener St, Mentone. Here’s a taste of what’s on the menu EGGS AND BACON ON TOAST VEGETARIAN BREAKFAST Eggs on toast (poached, fried or scrambled) with avocado, roasted tomato, and sauteed mushrooms. BIG BREAKFAST Eggs on toast (poached, fried […]

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Marriott Support Services

Christmas Closure dates

December 16 2019

Community – Last day is Thursday 19th December 2019 and re-opens for clients Thursday 16th January 2020 Marriott Industries – last day Friday 20th December and re-opens Monday 6th January 2020 Enviro Management Services (EMS) – CLOSED only on the 25th 26th and 27th December and 1st January 2020  

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