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Today is Are you OK? day

September 11 2019

In 1995, much-loved Barry Larkin was far from OK. His suicide left family and friends in deep grief and with endless questions. In 2009, his son Gavin Larkin chose to champion just one question to honour his father and to try and protect other families from the pain he endures. Are you OK? How good […]

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A day out in Melbourne by river cruise, disability support

September 10 2019

On Tuesday we went to the city to go on the Melbourne river cruise, it was great fun. We travelled into Flinders Street and walked to Southbank and looked for Berth 3 to purchase tickets. Today was our lucky day as when we researched the cruises the website told us they only ran twice per […]

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Old Melbourne Gaol Tour

September 03 2019

We were excited to visit Old Melbourne Gaol as we all heard so many stories related to the prison. George was a bit scared as he visited the prison before. When the watchtower tour started, the sergeant asked us to stand in a line as the prisoner did. It was funny and she gave us […]

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Thinking differently about holidays, our CEO speaks

August 14 2019

The NDIS is all about an “ordinary life”. People with disability share the same ordinary aspirations of people without disability. Sometimes you need the right support to achieve them. That is what we do! With the start of another year we continue to listen to you, the people we support to make sure our services […]

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Escape Hunt Experience

August 12 2019

Recently, a group from Roads to Independence travelled into the city to the Escape Hunt. The objective is to escape through four rooms in one hour. We were given a walkie-talkie and were able to ask for clues by a member of the staff, we were also given small flashlights (that did not work too […]

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July holiday activities -the MCG, Bendigo by train and getting lost at the Zoo.

July 23 2019

At the MCG our tour guide was volunteer Malcolm who had been a member for 50 years and he was so knowledgeable. We loved hearing about the history of the stadium and seeing the memorabilia. Wells, a big Saints fan, loved all the pictures of AFL players and got to run up the race. Bendigo […]

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A day in the city, what we learnt – disability support.

July 22 2019

We were all are excited to go to the National Gallery of Victoria; we learnt a few things from this outing. When travelling in a group it is very important to do proper co-ordination so we do not get lost. It helps to listen actively and pay attention to others. We learnt how to participate […]

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What is one of the most popular NDIS supports?

July 21 2019

Not surprising, since the early days of the NDIS people consistently say that participating in the community is a high priority. People with disability often experience barriers to connect in their community and find their social connections are predominantly with family. Here are 3 benefits of participating in our community. It can lead to improved […]

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Positive flow nurtures wellbeing.

July 21 2019

We all want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. Cultivating a positive outlook is a good foundation. Positive psychology focuses on the strengths to enable individuals, communities and organisations to thrive. It’s not about being happy all the time or avoiding negative thoughts. Difficult or negative thoughts can also help us to learn about ourselves. […]

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Building skills for life, at Westfield Southland.

July 21 2019

Roads To Independence (RTI) received a “ local hero” grant from Westfield Shopping Centre Southland and started a gardening project, planting succulents in quirky pots. The group built life skills needed for independence such as; shopping, money handling and teamwork. While working with the plants they gained a greater knowledge of horticulture, the great diversity […]

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September – October holiday activities – BOOKED OUT.

August 22 2019

Not long to go and we are excited. September – October 2019 Holidays program • Melbourne Show; • State Library dome and catacombs; • Queenscliff Fort; • Dandenong maze; • Healesville Sanctuary; • Phillip Island and Churchill Island; • Macclesfield Fishing; • V/line to explore Geelong. Book in your interest now with Julia on 03 […]

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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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