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A fresh start for Connie

December 12 2019

Connie recently joined us at Marriott Industries after completing a one-day assessment arranged through an employment agency. She enjoyed the work so much she asked to work here, and quickly found her feet. Of Greek-Cypriot background, Connie previously worked on a farm picking and packing fruit. But after moving away from that area she found […]

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Celebrating volunteers, social inclusion

Contributing to social inclusion, International Volunteer Week.

November 26 2019

Marriott named their Volunteer Award after long-serving Volunteer, Pam Rivers. We are thankful to all our Volunteers. This year there are two winners of the Pam Rivers Volunteer Award. Carolyn started volunteering with  Marriott’s Roads to Independence, after her daughter, who was a corporate volunteer at Marriott Industries, recommended Marriott to her. More than two […]

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Friends helping each other with internet safety.

‘Tis the season for giving, be careful what you give on the internet.

November 25 2019

The holiday season is a time of fun and joy but it can also be a time when we can feel anxious and lonely. We may reach for our devices to share the moment or to help us feel less alone. Be aware of what you share on the internet. Here are IMPORTANT tips to […]

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There's a variety of jobs at Marriott Industries

Are you interested in working?

November 25 2019

Would you like to find a job, although not sure how? Do you want to expand your social networks, have greater financial independence, improve your health and wellbeing and have a stronger sense of self-worth? If you answered ‘YES’ supported employment may be for you. The NDIS’s goal is to have 30 per cent of […]

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A Day with Harry Potter.

November 19 2019

The Harry Potter exhibition at Bourke Street Mall was imaginative and we immersed ourselves into the whole world of Harry. We travelled to the city from Clayton station and walked from Melbourne Central to Myers, we wanted to see the Myer Christmas window display. Wells and George thought the Christmas Gumnuts were amazing. https://www.myer.com.au/content/christmas-windows The […]

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NDIS plan reviews; what now?

October 07 2019

Putting your best case forward for your plan review will increase the chance of your next plan meeting your needs. Your plan review does three things: 1. helps measure progress to your goals; 2. identifies any changes in your life since the plan started; and 3. explores possible new goals. When do plan reviews happen? […]

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Rodney (R) volunteers at Marriott Industries.

Fearful of retiring? I’ve got one word to say to you – Volunteer!

October 07 2019

Are you looking for social connection, skill development, friendships and fun? Volunteer! Many of us take for granted the opportunity to volunteer. Barriers still exist for people with disabilities to volunteer, that’s why we are thrilled to receive a community grant from the City of Glen Eira to support individuals, who are considering retiring or […]

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Kindness boosts wellbeing.

October 07 2019

Have you ever bought a new pair of shoes, or a power tool or a doughnut to help you feel happy? Why not consider a random act of kindness – the benefits will go further! In the busyness of life and 24/7 connectivity, it is easy to drop or minimise kindness out of our daily […]

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Reflections on Charlie and the Chocolate factory.

October 07 2019

A group from Roads to Independence, at Marriott Support Services, went to the show and here is our opinion. We all loved the experience and the storyline. We are all so thankful we were able to see it with each other. We liked how Charlie’s grandad was encouraging Charlie by telling him to believe in […]

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Building the team, disability training.

October 02 2019

Recently our Community staff undertook two useful and memorable training sessions. Key Word Sign Marriott Community team welcomed Cathy Basterfield, Owner of Access Easy English and Speech Pathologist for training in Key Word Sign. Key Word Sign, previously Makaton, is a simplified form of signing and a highly effective form of communication. It builds on […]

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Announcing Marriott’s new CEO

December 09 2019

The Board is very pleased to announce that Ann-Maree Colborne has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Marriott Support Services, with effect from 6 January 2020. Ann-Maree has extensive leadership experience in the not-for-profit sector having held CEO and senior executive positions with Uniting, Lentara Uniting Care, Yooralla, Red Cross, Arthritis Victoria and other not-for-profits. […]

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Mentone Life Saving Club, Beach Road, opposite, Kitchener St, Mentone.

Enjoy breakfast at the beach on Saturdays.

December 14 2019

Join us for Breakfast every Saturday from 8.30am. At Mentone Life Saving Club, Beach Road, opposite, Kitchener St, Mentone. Here’s a taste of what’s on the menu EGGS AND BACON ON TOAST VEGETARIAN BREAKFAST Eggs on toast (poached, fried or scrambled) with avocado, roasted tomato, and sauteed mushrooms. BIG BREAKFAST Eggs on toast (poached, fried […]

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Marriott Support Services

Christmas Closure dates

December 16 2019

Community – Last day is Thursday 19th December 2019 and re-opens for clients Thursday 16th January 2020 Marriott Industries – last day Friday 20th December and re-opens Monday 6th January 2020 Enviro Management Services (EMS) – CLOSED only on the 25th 26th and 27th December and 1st January 2020  

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