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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

Mr Burch Cafe, McKinnon

Celebrating National Volunteers Week 20-26 May

May 25 2019

Join in the celebration and say Thank you. Our Volunteers bring diverse backgrounds, skills, interests and wonderful connections that really make a difference to our community. On Saturday 25th May at Mr Burch Cafe in McKinnon, at 3 pm. You are welcome to join us just RSVP to Erica on 9577 6902 OR [email protected]  Read […]

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Outside Commonwealth Bank, lower level, Southland Shopping Centre

Roads to Independence takes initiative to promote Marriott

May 29 2019

Roads to Independence will be at Southland Shopping Centre promoting and fundraising for Marriott. Our thanks to Southland Shopping Centre Southland for the opportunity. When – Wednesday, May 29th 10am-5pm. What you can do – Donate and take a home-crafted succulent pot plant home. Where – on the lower level outside the Commonwealth Bank. Be […]

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Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon

Join us for Biggest Morning Tea

May 30 2019

It’s that time again. We love hosting Biggest Morning Teas in our community. Join us on Thursday 30th May 2019 at 9.30am. At Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon. RSVP to Julia on 9557 6909. [email protected]

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