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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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Art nurtures creativity, disability, no barrier.

July 02 2019

How about an art program that works with each person, allowing his or her ideas to take shape. Art co-ordinator, Lisa encourages each artist to explore new media and to tap into each artist’s interests and skills. Angus beams with enthusiasm when talking about his favourite movie, the new ‘Aladdin’. After seeing it recently at […]

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Quality Support Co-ordination saves time and headache.

June 26 2019

Support Co-ordination helps to connect to services that align with the goals in your NDIS plan, building independence through increasing choice and control of your life. Finding a Support Co-ordinator is not easy. So we asked Support Co-ordination customers, ‘what was important when accessing support co-ordination?’ Here is a sample of what was said; We […]

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Diverse workforce adds value to the disability sector.

June 21 2019

Rose joined Marriott Support Services in September last year immediately filling the rather large shoes of her predecessor. She quickly settled in making great connections endearing herself to the supported employees and staff alike. Divisional Manager, Lindsay Smith says ‘It wasn’t long before Rose was mentoring a few folk sharing her vast knowledge and experience. […]

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Who’s who at Melbourne Zoo!

June 17 2019

Despite the long trip to the zoo, we remained determined. After arriving at the zoo, we got a map and set off to discover who’s who at the zoo. We saw the lions, tigers, wild dogs and giraffes. We stopped to watch the family of monkeys and saw the alpha male fighting over a baby monkey. We […]

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What we learnt at Marvel Stadium

June 17 2019

We went to Marvel Stadium for our last week outing. We planned our tour plan before we went there. We all are excited for the tour in Marvel stadium. We went to Southern Cross station, and then we walked to the stadium. We met John in the counter, he was our tour guide. We had […]

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2019 National Volunteer Week wrap-up

May 26 2019

It’s a National Volunteer Week wrap and didn’t we finish with a bang. Thanks to Mr Burch for hosting our celebratory cuppa and cake and for the Marriott Musos for taking their performance to the street (literally). A whole lot of fun and a great way to end National Volunteer Week. Thank you to all […]

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Employment opens doors to participate in life

May 16 2019

Employment brings so many benefits and yet there are too few people with employment supports in their NDIS plan with only 6 per cent of 15 to 24 year-olds and 2 per cent of people 25 and over with employment supports. Customised Employment Customised Employment is an individual approach matching the skills, interests and the […]

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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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September – October holiday activities – BOOKED OUT.

August 22 2019

Not long to go and we are excited. September – October 2019 Holidays program • Melbourne Show; • State Library dome and catacombs; • Queenscliff Fort; • Dandenong maze; • Healesville Sanctuary; • Phillip Island and Churchill Island; • Macclesfield Fishing; • V/line to explore Geelong. Book in your interest now with Julia on 03 […]

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Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon

Wills and Trusts Information Session

October 22 2019

Are you uncertain how to ensure the person you care for is provided for in the future?’ Tuesday 22 October 6pm-8pm At Community Hub 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon Disability has a large impact on all aspects of life; managing caring and finances can be overwhelming. Life may be unpredictable but planning for the financial security […]

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Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon

Our Annual Meeting

November 18 2019

Put the date in your diary and join us at the annual meeting. Our Guest Speaker is Jill Sears, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Melbourne Water. At Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road McKinnon. Register at 6pm for 6.30pm start.

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