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A new chapter begins for Trish

June 05 2020

After 17 full and dedicated years at Marriott, Trish Vivian is moving on to new adventures. Trish has worked in various roles in her time at Marriott, in key roles working alongside supported employees and in community programs, and most recently, as Divisional Manager of Community. Trish navigated Community through the challenging NDIS transition and […]

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CoVid-19 update – on the eve of a very different Easter

April 09 2020

It has been a dramatic and complex few weeks for our organisation, particularly relating to the impact of COVID 19, which has been very stressful and continues to be a major focus. We are experiencing diminishing revenue and endeavouring to stretch every dollar, which is challenging as it is a constantly changing operating environment. Community […]

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Your feedback is important to us – here’s how

March 19 2020

At Marriott Support Services we welcome complaints, compliments and suggestions about the services provided to you. We want to hear from you and encourage your feedback so you experience a high quality of service. Compliments These are things that you think we or a specific person may be doing well. By telling us what you […]

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Corona virus – tips to stay healthy

March 17 2020

Avoiding coronavirus • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too. • Sneeze or cough into your elbow. • Keep your hands as clean as possible, thorough washing with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. • Avoid […]

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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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McKinnon and Cheltenham

Wills and Trusts information session

August 18 2020

Are you uncertain how to ensure the person you care for is provided for in the future? Jennifer Jackson is a lawyer who specialises in estate planning for people with disability. Get answers to your questions or get started planning for the future. Join Jennifer Tuesday 18th of August, 6pm-7.30 pm at Wheatley Road, McKinnon […]

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Kingston Town Hall, Banquet Room

Save the Date – Annual General Meeting

November 16 2020

Monday 18th November, 6pm Kingston Town Hall Save the date for our Annual Meeting. More details to follow  

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