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Variety is the spice of life.

May 16 2019

Kim works at Marriott Industries (MI) in supported employment and was keen to be more independent and get out into the city more. The NDIS gives Kim support to learn more skills so she can be more independent and have different social experiences. As well as working, Kim attends two days at Roads to Independence, […]

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Young man with a disability has artwork exhibited at New York Art Fair

February 21 2019

We are excited that Samraing Chea, had his work exhibited at the New York Outsider Art Fair last month. The New York Outsider Art Fair began in New York in 1993, and concentrates specifically on self-taught art. Samraing has been a regular studio artist at Arts Project Australia since 2011 and is now supported through […]

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An event at Marriott Day Program is enjoyed by Mindy and her Mum

How the NDIS can support carers

December 07 2018

Carers make an enormous contribution to our communities, the national economy, and as the NDIS is supporting people with a disability, this can also support carers. As carers, it is important to understand that you have access to support through the NDIS This support includes: • Funding for when extra support is needed e.g. during […]

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Our community project – collection for RSPCA

December 06 2018

This week, the Transition Education group visited the RSPCA at Burwood. We have been collecting goods such as towels, dog and cat food and blankets as part of a community project. Upon arrival at the RSPCA centre we met Jane, from customer service, who helped us unload our 5 large boxes. She thanked the group […]

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Building Independence at Scienceworks

Exercising our curious minds at Scienceworks

November 28 2018

Great place to spend a day. From the Scienceworks website, ‘Scienceworks is bursting with things to challenge curious minds of all ages. In just one visit, you can stroll among the gigantic machines that kept the city running, enjoy electrifying theatre in the Lightning Room, wander through our immersive exhibitions and drop into deep space […]

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Jess in the kitchen

Finding my interest – in a commercial kitchen, Jess’ story.

November 13 2018

18 months ago, I started volunteering at Fairway Aged Care Hostel in Sandringham, in the commercial kitchen. At first, I was very nervous but then I got used to it and really like it. What I like about volunteering at Fairway is working with the chefs, especially Carl, who is cool to work with. He […]

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Community Hub Participants say thank you to carers

We recognise and celebrate Carers.

October 22 2018

National Carers’ week recognises and celebrates the contribution of 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia. Carers make an enormous contribution to our communities and to the national economy; if carers were to stop performing their caring role, it would cost the country $60.3 Billion per year to replace those supports – that is over $1 […]

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Social inclusion – getting ready to vote

October 16 2018

                  We had a visit from the Victorian Electoral Commission to show us how to enrol to vote and how the voting process works. Voting is important for people to have a say. Sometimes people with a disability can feel excluded from voting and no one communicates […]

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Tips to manage feelings during your NDIS meeting

September 10 2018

To get an effective NDIS plan that reflects the reality of supporting the person you care for does require you to talk honestly about the support you give. Preparing for your NDIS planning meeting, is the time to be honest despite feelings of reluctance. Here are some examples of supports that carers have felt awkward […]

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Seven things to look for in an NDIS Support Co-ordinator?

August 16 2018

If your NDIS plan includes Support Co-ordination you may be unsure what that is. Support Co-ordination plays an important role in making your NDIS plan come alive, by helping you make sure implementation is effective. Here are some of the things a Support Co-ordinator does: • Understands your plan and helps you choose and connect […]

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Westfield Southland

Promotion at Westfield Southland

August 21 2019

The gardening group from Roads to Independence (RTI) are promoting Marriott at Westfield Southland, in front of the Commonwealth Bank. Come and say Hello, hear about Marriott and make a donation to receive a lovingly made succulent mini garden. When – Wednesday 21st August, 10am-5pm Contact – Lucy for more details [email protected]  

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Out and about

Holiday activities coming up

September 30 2019

The holiday activities are on again. From Monday 30th September to Friday 4th October Details to follow. Book in your interest now with Julia on 03 9557 6909 or [email protected]

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Our Community, 2018 AGM

Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon

Our Annual Meeting

November 18 2019

Join us to hear about the year at Marriott. Put the date in your diary with more details to follow.

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