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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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We are expanding, Enviro Management Services wins regional work.

November 25 2019

Enviro Management Services (EMS) has successfully expanded its work opportunities in disability employment, through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) by adding the Morwell region to the existing contract in Cheltenham. EMS entered into an agreement with Latrobe Valley Enterprises (LVE) to undertake the work. Latrobe Valley Enterprises (LVE) is a not-for-profit company […]

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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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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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The Shrine of Remembrance

September 20 2019

We wanted to make it in time for a remembrance mass for fallen soldiers in the war. They played ‘the last post’ while we paid our respects. There’s a light that shines on a plaque, which says ‘greater love hath no man’. We went upstairs and got some great pictures. The Shrine Museum is below […]

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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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Winter CEO post

September 04 2019

              Winter has been long and cold this year but we are entering spring – my favourite season. Spring heralds change, growth and warmth. Marriott has always embraced change through its partnerships and connections. Rather than be dormant over winter we have been busy working with other organisations to […]

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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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Carers, are you uncertain about future arrangements for the person you care for?

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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Never be stuck for holiday ideas, holiday activities are on again

April 14 2020

Save the dates – Tuesday 14th April – Friday 17th April. Never be stuck for holiday ideas or people to enjoy them with ever again. Marriott offers a variety of fun and interesting holiday activities including attending events, movies, zoos, ferry rides, theme parks, sand sculpting and country train trips to explore new places. We […]

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Glen Eira City Council Gallery

“Connected” – Marriott’s 2020 Art Exhibition

April 23 2020

Our art program is vibrant and productive and this year we are excited to be exhibiting at the Glen Eira City Council Gallery Theme – Connected Glen Eira City Council Gallery Save the date 23 April – 10 May  

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