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Celebrating volunteers, social inclusion

Contributing to social inclusion, International Volunteer Week.

November 26 2019

Marriott named their Volunteer Award after long-serving Volunteer, Pam Rivers. We are thankful to all our Volunteers. This year there are two winners of the Pam Rivers Volunteer Award. Carolyn started volunteering with  Marriott’s Roads to Independence, after her daughter, who was a corporate volunteer at Marriott Industries, recommended Marriott to her. More than two […]

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EMS plants at Seaford Level Crossing Removal.

August 14 2019

Enviro Management Services’ (EMS) crews have planted 30,000 plants as part of the Seaford level crossing removal project. Crew members with disability are integrated into operational teams to deliver quality work as part of the project. EMS crews will now maintain the site with more planting likely as the project advances. Take a look next […]

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Escape Hunt Experience

August 12 2019

Recently, a group from Roads to Independence travelled into the city to the Escape Hunt. The objective is to escape through four rooms in one hour. We were given a walkie-talkie and were able to ask for clues by a member of the staff, we were also given small flashlights (that did not work too […]

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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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What is one of the most popular NDIS supports?

July 21 2019

Not surprising, since the early days of the NDIS people consistently say that participating in the community is a high priority. People with disability often experience barriers to connect in their community and find their social connections are predominantly with family. Here are 3 benefits of participating in our community. It can lead to improved […]

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Building skills for life, at Westfield Southland.

July 21 2019

Roads To Independence (RTI) received a “ local hero” grant from Westfield Shopping Centre Southland and started a gardening project, planting succulents in quirky pots. The group built life skills needed for independence such as; shopping, money handling and teamwork. While working with the plants they gained a greater knowledge of horticulture, the great diversity […]

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Partnership with inclusive leisure centre recognised.

July 04 2019

The results speak for themselves, Marriott’s partnership with Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC) was recognised by winning the Community Impact Award, at the recent Aquatics and Recreation Victoria’s award night. The Attendant Support Program (ASP) was nominated after experiencing substantial growth since its inception less than two years ago. The ASP aims to […]

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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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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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