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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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Enviro Management Services worked on LXR open space planting

Disability employment and social procurement with South East Water

July 29 2019

Marriott has been working for the water industry for 20 years. Late last year, Marriott Enviro Management Services (EMS) won a tender with South East Water (SEW) to deliver grounds maintenance services. SEW’s Strategic Procurement Co-ordinator; Matthew Yam said “SEW is proud to continue to work with EMS, who have been delivering outstanding grounds maintenance […]

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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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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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Partnership with inclusive leisure centre recognised.

July 04 2019

The results speak for themselves, Marriott’s partnership with Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC) was recognised by winning the Community Impact Award, at the recent Aquatics and Recreation Victoria’s award night. The Attendant Support Program (ASP) was nominated after experiencing substantial growth since its inception less than two years ago. The ASP aims to […]

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Government commits to the NDIS by appointing a Minister

May 30 2019

This positive sign builds on Prime Minister Morrison’s pledge to prioritise the NDIS with its significant problems around access, pricing and implementation. ‘Top of the list for improving services will be ensuring we deliver on the NDIS, working to our goal of supporting 500,000 Australians by 2024/25.The NDIS is a major social reform and there […]

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2019 National Volunteer Week wrap-up

May 26 2019

It’s a National Volunteer Week wrap and didn’t we finish with a bang. Thanks to Mr Burch for hosting our celebratory cuppa and cake and for the Marriott Musos for taking their performance to the street (literally). A whole lot of fun and a great way to end National Volunteer Week. Thank you to all […]

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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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