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Take Note – NDIA Response to COVID-19

March 26 2020

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has implemented changes to support participants during COVID-19. 1. Participants can now access Support Coordination Services from their Core Supports. This means that if you do not have support coordination in your plan, you can now access these services. Support Coordination helps you to implement your plan and coordinate […]

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Rodney (R) volunteers at Marriott Industries.

Update on Corona Virus (COVID-19) State Government Stage 1:

March 23 2020

As you may be aware the Premier of Victoria has announced Stage 1 shut down of non-essential activity aimed at slowing down the virus to save lives. This includes pubs, clubs, nightclubs, Crown Casino, and licensed venues in hotels and pubs. It also includes gyms, indoor sporting venues, places of worship, cinemas and entertainment venues. […]

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Making our own decisions. The rules have changed when someone needs support.

February 27 2020

We all enjoy making our own decisions; it is a human right. Some people with disability need support to do this. There are changes outlined in the Guardianship and Administrators Act 2019 that affect carers. Find out about how the recent changes may affect carers. Why it is important? Sometimes, even with support, a person […]

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Holiday activities – adventure, fun, health and wellbeing.

February 05 2020

We enjoyed a fabulous and successful holiday program during the Christmas period. Never be stuck for holiday ideas or people to enjoy them with ever again. Marriott offers a variety of fun and interesting holiday activities. The NDIS opens the opportunity for people with disability to engage in a range of recreational pursuits. Marriott welcomes […]

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Helpful tips when visiting the Doctor

February 05 2020

We all want to be healthy; to live life to the fullest. Taking care of our health includes every day habits like eating well, exercise, sleep and social connection. Sometimes we need to see a doctor to get our health back on track as quickly as possible. Here are some tips to get the most […]

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Social Traders Certification, growing our business.

February 04 2020

Marriott Industries and Enviro Management Services (EMS) as social enterprises have Social Traders certification and have a range of corporate and government clients. Our Social Traders certification is key to help our organisation promote our capabilities and capitalise on social procurement opportunities into the future with growth and potential to expand our range of products […]

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Enviro Management Services (EMS) creating opportunity through supported employment.

February 04 2020

Meet Beau, a crew member, who joined EMS after leaving school. Two years later Beau took a break to complete a Certificate 2 in Horticulture at Holmesglen TAFE, before returning to EMS. Here is Beau’s take on working at EMS: The crews I commonly work on do the grounds maintenance of 300 Department of Health […]

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Volunteer – Build a Bridge

February 04 2020

We extend a hearty and warm welcome back to all our volunteers. We are looking forward to a fun and exciting year together. The support that volunteers provide allows us to achieve more. There is no such thing as “just a volunteer” at Marriott. Our volunteers are highly valued and we acknowledge each volunteer as […]

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Roads to Independence – a day in the city..

February 04 2020

Last Tuesday we went into the city. We went a different way because the Frankston train line was closed, so we went to Middle Brighton station on the bus then caught the Sandringham train into Flinders Street. Once there, we walked to Hosier Lane to look at the street art. There were massive paintings of […]

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Add a dose of inclusion at your Christmas gatherings.

December 19 2019

You know the scene, the family get together at Christmas can produce feelings of anxiety and involve stressful or awkward social encounters. Many surveys show that Christmas is an increased time of stress and social isolation. People with disability are even more likely to experience social distress with many saying they avoid visiting family and […]

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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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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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