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Neil Blackman,2019 Marriott Industries Award winner

Night of nights celebrating people – Marriott AGM.

November 22 2019

At the Annual General Meeting, we recognised the contribution people at Marriott, and with 73 people attending on Monday, there was great positive energy. The first recognition was for the food prepared by the fabulous Roads to Independence (RTI) cooking groups. The treats included chocolate balls, lemon slice, muffins, rocky road, quiches and spinach triangles. […]

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Wills and Trusts made simpler for parents of adults with disabilities.

October 24 2019

“The session was really worthwhile” was one response to the Wills and Trusts Information Session on Tuesday with Jennifer Jackson, a senior lawyer at Moores legal firm. Jennifer got our attention straight away by asking ‘What are we worried about?’ • Potential exploitation of the beneficiary by others; • Preserving Centrelink pension and/or Health Care […]

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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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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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Recognising 40 years of volunteering, Pam Rivers.

September 03 2019

Forty-five years ago, Marriott Support Services did not exist. In the 1970s, a group of local people who were concerned about the lack of options for young people with intellectual disability about to leave school formed the Moorabbin Association for the Intellectually Disabled. A former hospital site in Anne Street McKinnon provided limited services; and […]

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July holiday activities -the MCG, Bendigo by train and getting lost at the Zoo.

July 23 2019

At the MCG our tour guide was volunteer Malcolm who had been a member for 50 years and he was so knowledgeable. We loved hearing about the history of the stadium and seeing the memorabilia. Wells, a big Saints fan, loved all the pictures of AFL players and got to run up the race. Bendigo […]

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A day in the city, what we learnt – disability support.

July 22 2019

We were all are excited to go to the National Gallery of Victoria; we learnt a few things from this outing. When travelling in a group it is very important to do proper co-ordination so we do not get lost. It helps to listen actively and pay attention to others. We learnt how to participate […]

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Quality Support Co-ordination saves time and headache.

June 26 2019

Support Co-ordination helps to connect to services that align with the goals in your NDIS plan, building independence through increasing choice and control of your life. Finding a Support Co-ordinator is not easy. So we asked Support Co-ordination customers, ‘what was important when accessing support co-ordination?’ Here is a sample of what was said; We […]

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Disability holiday support around Melbourne

May 02 2019

Getting out and about in the holidays We had a ball last week with some fabulous activities. We got the VL train to Castlemaine, had a day at Sovereign Hill, checked out both Werribee and Melbourne Zoos and went to the Melbourne Museum. All were thoroughly enjoyable. Due to high winds on the bay on […]

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New Equipment at EMS

Give a shout out to staff making a difference…

April 04 2019

Dave Fraser joined Marriott Support Services 11 years ago and brought with him loads of experience in the horticulture industry and specialty skills in turf management, particularly golf courses and sporting grounds. As Operations Manager for EMS, Dave focuses on managing resources to deliver quality and safety on all projects. Projects include ground maintenance, landscaping, […]

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Announcing our 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. 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. More details to follow.  

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Marriott Support Services

Re-opening in 2020

December 16 2019

Marriott Industries and Enviro Management Services (EMS) are open Community  re-opens on Thursday 16th January 2020    

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