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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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Our upcoming events

Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon

Postponed – Changes to Guardianship rules.

March 15 2020

You may be concerned or confused about what powers are required to ensure their best welfare into the future. Even if you think you know, there are recent changes to the legislation affecting carers, so join us to hear from the Office of the Public Advocate (OPA). You will understand better the new changes from […]

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Could be anywhere. Details to be released soon.

We are changing holiday activities.

April 14 2020

Holiday activities continue – Tuesday 14th April – Friday 17th April. We are changing activities in accordance with the government directives in light of corona-virus. We continue to offer a variety of fun and interesting holiday activities including country train trips to explore new places. We welcome you to participate in whatever your interests and […]

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Glen Eira City Council Gallery

postponed “Connected” – Marriott’s 2020 Art Exhibition

April 23 2020

Due to CoVid_19 and that Glen Eira City Council Gallery is closed the “Connected” Art exhibition has been postponed. Well done to the hard-working Marriott artists in getting their artwork ready.  

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