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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 supports – 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 in to 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
9276 4300
[email protected]

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Our upcoming events

New CEO to start 1 July 2018

June 27 2018

The Board is very pleased to announce that Janine Simpkin has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Marriott Support Services, with effect from 1 July 2018. Janine’s appointment follows an extensive recruitment campaign in the open market, and we all extend our warmest congratulations to her. We are confident that, under her leadership, Marriott will […]

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Kingston Town Hall, Melbourne

Marriott Support Services Annual General Meeting

November 12 2018

Bring your friends and family for an enjoyable evening to hear what Marriott has achieved and celebrate our wonderful Marriott Community. At the Kingston Town Hall More information to follow.

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100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon, Melbourne

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

May 03 2018

Every year for 10 years our Community hub in McKinnon has hosted Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and last year we raised $800. Join us again this year with family and friends on 3rd August at 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon so together we can work to raise vital money for people affected by cancer. All of […]

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