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Volunteering give a little, gain a lot.

July 17 2020

Fact: “There is a strong link between feeling socially included and positive mental health, happiness, physical health, and longer life.” Head to Health, Australian Government, Dept of Health. Having connections with the community and helping others allows us to feel part of something bigger than ourselves and this is energizing. Recently, I came into work, […]

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Enviro Management Services continues to grow

July 17 2020

Enviro Management Services (EMS) has been providing horticultural, land management services and grounds maintenance across Melbourne, Victoria for over 30 years. We create value for our customers who include the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Melbourne Water and South East Water, Level Crossing Removal project and various local government organisations providing employment opportunity […]

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Are you looking for an easy addition to your winter cooking?

July 16 2020

Easy pesto pasta dinner. Our cooking programs continue incorporating changes to meet government requirements for CoVid 19 including small group size, strict cleaning and physical distancing. Try this delicious and economic winter dinner produced by several participants of Roads To Independence. The full list of ingredients is listed below. They decided to swap one of […]

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Marriott's Support Coordination team

Supporting people to direct their lives, not just their services.

July 16 2020

What is Support Coordination? Support Coordination supports people to make the most of their NDIS plan. At its best, it is about facilitating quality conversations about what is possible with their NDIS funding, building capacity to exercise choice and control and supporting the individual to find providers that are the best option for them to […]

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EMS part of Victoria Level Crossing feature in national construction industry journal

June 25 2020

The latest edition of the Australian National Construction Review features Enviro Management Services as part of the Victorian Level Crossing segment. Here’s part of the article. Marriott Support Services provides employment opportunities for people with disability in the rewarding area of landscaping and horticulture within Enviro Management Services (EMS). As a certified social enterprise, EMS’s […]

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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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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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Take Note – NDIA Response to COVID-19

March 26 2020

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has implemented changes to support participants during COVID-19. 1. Participants can now access Support Coordination Services from their Core Supports. This means that if you do not have support coordination in your plan, you can now access these services. Support Coordination helps you to implement your plan and coordinate […]

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