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Health and wellbeing

Return of Level 3 Restrictions, CEO update.

July 08 2020

With the return to Level 3 restrictions coming into place for the next 6 weeks, I want to reassure everyone that it is business as usual here at Marriott and we are continuing to operate under our strict COVID protocols. As our organisation operates in the disability environment, we provide care and support for people […]

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Reopening Community Services Tuesday 26 May 2020

May 26 2020

We know that the events of the last few months, including our cessation of services, had a significant impact on you and your home situation. We apologise for the disruption and inconvenience that this has caused. With the easing of COVID restrictions by government, our staff have been working hard to provide a COVID safe […]

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Our wellbeing benefits, of 700 million hours volunteering!

May 21 2020

Did you know Australians spend an incredible 700 million hours volunteering every year? We know that volunteers enjoy the feeling of helping others, but there are other less well-known benefits for our overall health and happiness. A recent study showed that volunteers were 42% more likely to say they were very happy than those who […]

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Why do I love my job as Coordinator of Volunteers?

May 19 2020

Let me count the ways! Firstly it’s meeting you, you the volunteers – I love your breadth of experience and talent, hearing of your walk of life former and current– as journalists, mums, dads, daughters, bank managers, artists, CEOs, retirees, board members, looking for work, gardeners, teachers, bookkeepers, marketers and Uni students. I love to […]

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Mereta helps us transform our premises

Together we achieve more, premises transformed..

May 19 2020

Together we achieve more. Over the past 2 weeks, staff and volunteers have been working to transform the new Roads to Independence base in McKinnon. Staff worked tirelessly on the preparation and then staff and volunteers joined forces to paint the entire interior of the building. Thanks to all Community staff and volunteers – Mereta, […]

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Susie’s impressive milestone – 1,000 hours of volunteering

May 19 2020

Susie wins the prize for the most volunteer roles completed with energy and enthusiasm. As part of the City Of Glen Eira Volunteer Recognition Awards, we are celebrating Susie for giving five years, one thousand hours of dedicated volunteer service to the people at Marriott Support Services. Susie has assisted people with an intellectual disability […]

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Celebrating 10 years of volunteering with us – Pam

May 18 2020

“Wow Wee – Pam is celebrating 10 years of volunteer service with Marriott.” This year we were delighted to nominate Pam to receive a volunteer recognition award at the City of Glen Eira for National Volunteer Week. She volunteers with a smile and a sense of fun. Pam has been involved with Marriott Support Services […]

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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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Rodney (R) volunteers at Marriott Industries.

Update on Corona Virus (COVID-19) State Government Stage 1:

March 23 2020

As you may be aware the Premier of Victoria has announced Stage 1 shut down of non-essential activity aimed at slowing down the virus to save lives. This includes pubs, clubs, nightclubs, Crown Casino, and licensed venues in hotels and pubs. It also includes gyms, indoor sporting venues, places of worship, cinemas and entertainment venues. […]

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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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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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