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Variety is the spice of life.

May 16 2019

Kim works at Marriott Industries (MI) in supported employment and was keen to be more independent and get out into the city more. The NDIS gives Kim support to learn more skills so she can be more independent and have different social experiences. As well as working, Kim attends two days at Roads to Independence, […]

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Zero Tolerance of Abuse

March 20 2019

We want to live in a society where people are treated with respect, are able to exercise autonomy and are treated with dignity and fairness. It can be difficult to talk about abuse but it is important to, so we can make sure it does not happen. Zero tolerance means we have absolutely no tolerance […]

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Young man with a disability has artwork exhibited at New York Art Fair

February 21 2019

We are excited that Samraing Chea, had his work exhibited at the New York Outsider Art Fair last month. The New York Outsider Art Fair began in New York in 1993, and concentrates specifically on self-taught art. Samraing has been a regular studio artist at Arts Project Australia since 2011 and is now supported through […]

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CEO Janine, hope for 2019 – let’s be brave

December 15 2018

                As we prepare to farewell 2018 and head into the Christmas season, I particularly enjoy this time of the year, as it is an opportunity to reflect on our achievements both individually and for us at Marriott. 2018 has been a year of many challenges and rewards […]

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Working up at sweat at Star Fitness

Marriott members get active with Star Fitness

December 07 2018

Social inclusion is good for everyone At Marriott, we support people to lead healthy and independent lives and one fabulous way that more and more people are doing this is by working out at a local gym. This is no different for a group from Roads to Independence (RTI), with Angus and Alex researching which […]

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Loneliness

Christmas can be a time of loneliness. It is everyone’s concern

December 07 2018

  Loneliness is growing in Australia with 25% of adults experiencing loneliness on a regular basis according to the 2018 Australian Loneliness Report. Christmas can be a time where loneliness is felt more intensely for some.  In the midst of the busyness of the season  it’s a good time to be more aware of loneliness […]

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Our CEO reflects on the annual meeting.

November 30 2018

Last night was a great success, we farewelled our current Chair and Treasurer (Virginia and Richard) and thanked them for their nine years of dedicated service. I am reminded of their strong contribution and commitment to Marriott. They will be missed. Our key speaker, Chris Varney, of I CAN Network spoke of how diversity is […]

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Jess in the kitchen

Finding my interest – in a commercial kitchen, Jess’ story.

November 13 2018

18 months ago, I started volunteering at Fairway Aged Care Hostel in Sandringham, in the commercial kitchen. At first, I was very nervous but then I got used to it and really like it. What I like about volunteering at Fairway is working with the chefs, especially Carl, who is cool to work with. He […]

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A very happy Anne

Janine’s reflections on our annual meeting

November 13 2018

Last night was a great success and I thank all staff who gave of their time to help or attend our AGM. We farewelled our current Chair and Treasurer (Virginia and Richard) and thanked them for their nine years of dedicated service. I am reminded of their strong contribution and commitment to Marriott. They will […]

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Joint show with Glen Eira Artists’ Society

August 07 2018

Marriott is about building connections with our community. We have been working with Glen Eira Artists’s Society and together we created a very successful Art Show with over 120 people coming through the door. Yesterday the Marriott Musos sang with Taylor, who volunteers with the Musos, leading them. Taylor is an exemplary of all that […]

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