Feel the Vibe recognised

By Alex Varley, 1 November 2017 , Comments

Northcott’s ground-breaking Feel the Vibe is a finalist in this year’s National Disability Awards as part of the International Day of People with Disability (3 December).

Feel the Vibe recognises that people with disability want information on sex, sexuality, health and wellbeing so that they can also have intimate relationships. The expos and forums include experts on disability and sexuality and it is presented in a safe, sociable, friendly and supportive way.

The team, led by our relationships and sexuality expert Alicia Melita, has already delivered seven expos and forums with over 400 people attending.

Alicia says that the recognition as a finalist shows that listening to customers and providing that information is essential in delivering high quality programs.

“We are excited to be nominated as a finalist as it shows that these forgotten areas of disability are not hidden away or dismissed, but are celebrated and discussed more openly.”

There are three more expos planned for 2018 in Burwood, Blacktown and Dubbo. You can check our events listings for dates once they are finalised.

Northcott offers personalised services around relationships and sexuality, managed by Alicia and her team.

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One of our customers, Travis Bellamy, attended the Campbelltown Feel the Vibe event and gave it a glowing review.

SBS TV’s Insight program presented a show on sex and disability which features Northcott CEO Kerry Stubbs, Alicia Melita  and customers Marina Tadej-Akinin and Vaughan Akinin, who are also presenters at Feel the Vibe events.

Northcott Innovation is also involved in another nominated finalist, the 3D Orthotics Project, in partnership with a range of organisations, including AbilityMate, which is making the fitting of splints and braces for children less traumatic and more cost-effective using 3D printing technology.


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