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Life Skills

You want to live well that means being as healthy as possible, making good decisions, growing independence and have positive relationships.

We support you to have the life you choose. We also work with families so together we can support you to reach your goals.

Here are some of the life skills supports offered at Roads to Independence:

  • Cooking – with meal planning, nutrition, shopping, preparing a meal you can cook at home.
  • Travel on public transport with peer support.
  • Budget and manage money.
  • Undertake further education in work and life skills with a Certificate I in Transition Education.
  • Technology skills based on individual needs.
  • Improve your numeracy and literacy.
  • Volunteering build skills, confidence, gives back and can also be a bridge to employment.

Health and Wellbeing support – be healthy physically and mentally.

  • Sport – weekly basketball competition at Glen Eira Sports Aquatic Centre.
  • Fitness – choice of fitness activities like boxing, Zumba, yoga and swimming at local gyms.
  • Beauty workshops – manicures, pedicures, skin care and makeup.
  • Workshops with professionals on positive relationships, healthy food, sexual health and personal safety.

Why choose Marriott?

  • With small groups, we spend time to know your strengths to match those with supports to challenge you.
  • We have a vibrant group of volunteers that allows you to achieve more by reducing our ratios.
  • Your social skills will improve, we build them into all we do.
  • Our staff are qualified and experienced and connect well with people to bring out their best, we have both male and female staff of all ages to create great connections.
  • We support you to volunteer to develop skills and independence to succeed.
  • We have local partners who can also assist you in reaching your goals.
  • We use venues that are community-based and conducive to building independence and social inclusion.

For more information

Call Elly, Co-ordinator, Roads to Independence
9555 0777
[email protected]

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Our upcoming events

Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon

Wills and Trusts Information Session

October 22 2019

Are you uncertain how to ensure the person you care for is provided for in the future?’ Tuesday 22 October 6pm-8pm At Community Hub 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon Disability has a large impact on all aspects of life; managing caring and finances can be overwhelming. Life may be unpredictable but planning for the financial security […]

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Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon

Our Annual Meeting

November 18 2019

Put the date in your diary and join us at the annual meeting. Our Guest Speaker is Jill Sears, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Melbourne Water. At Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road McKinnon. Register at 6pm for 6.30pm start.  

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Westfield Southland

Promotion at Westfield Southland

November 20 2019

The gardening group from Roads to Independence (RTI) are promoting Marriott at Westfield Southland, in front of the Commonwealth Bank. Come and say Hello, hear about Marriott and make a donation to receive a lovingly made succulent mini garden. When – Wednesday 25th September, 10am-5pm Contact – Lucy for more details [email protected]  

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