Celebrating Mardi Gras 2021 in different ways!

By Sachithri Kodagoda, 3 March 2021 , Comments

Although this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade looks a little different due to unprecedented times, that has not stopped Northcott from supporting customers to celebrate in style. With several events planned in our offices across the state, including a Rainbow Dance Party, a Costume Building Day and a Parade Viewing Party, Northcott… Read more...

Marching for his rights

When Vitor was offered the chance to participate in the last year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras with Northcott, there were some hurdles that almost stopped him for attending. Support from Northcott’s Sexuality and Relationship Education service enabled Vitor to take part. More importantly, the support gave him the confidence to make his own Read more...

A boost of confidence to get ready for adult life

When Sean was 17, he was accessing respite services, but was lacking motivation. He felt lonely and spent most of his time in his room; he had no confidence and struggled to communicate with people. “We were at a point where we didn’t know which way to turn,” says mum Kim, who for that reason Read more...

A whole new level of confidence

Six years ago, our Ballina customer, David, couldn’t cook for himself, let alone a group of friends. Today – thanks to support from Northcott – the 42-year-old with mild intellectual disability is living independently, cooking his own dinner, cleaning up and even running social events for his friends and Northcott support workers. It’s a whole Read more...

Tales from Two: Aaron and Pat

Aaron (right) and his Northcott Support Worker, Pat, are familiar faces around their hometown of Tamworth. The pair are often seen out and about participating in community work, fundraising, socialising or cycling around town on Pat’s tandem bike. We caught up with them both recently at our new Wheels4Life cycling program. Aaron (with support from Read more...

Getting ready for big school

With back to school time fast approaching, Northcott Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) facilitator Donna Jones shares some great tips for families whose children have reached the important milestone of going to big school. Your child may need extra comfort and support as well as plenty of rest in the first few weeks. Familiarity with Read more...

Taking away the stress

After a lifetime of managing disability services for her two adult children Alex and Sui, accessing Northcott’s Coordination of Supports service has been life-changing for Janet. Her Northcott Support Coordinator Jo has not only found suitable supports for Alex and Sui, but handing tasks over has freed Janet up to spend more quality time with Read more...

Keeping you COVID-19 safe in 2021

NSW Health has asked us to change some of the ways that we deliver our services due to the new COVID-19 outbreaks in NSW. There are some new rules that everybody has to follow. These changes are designed to stop the spread of the virus and keep everyone safe. There are also some situations where Read more...

Kicking goals with a healthy mindset

Vocational Skills Training and Employment (SLEs) customers in Parramatta had the opportunity to attend a Healthy Mindset program designed and delivered by trainer and educator Chandu Bickford. Over a 10-week period, ten young people worked hard on setting goals and navigating through how to achieve them. The program covered aspects like developing self-awareness, managing change, Read more...

Keeping you COVID-19 safe over the holiday season

NSW Health has asked us to change some of the ways that we deliver our services due to the new COVID-19 outbreaks in NSW. These changes are designed to stop the spread of the virus and keep everyone safe.  Check to see if you have been to one of the places of concern.  As well Read more...

More opportunities for young people with disability to get future fit

Thanks to a partnership between TAFE NSW and Northcott, 13 school leavers with autism from the Hurstville area have gained valuable employment skills. These Northcott Vocational Skills Training and Employment customers completed a Statement of Attainment in Retail Customer Service, a short course offered by TAFE NSW. As part of the course, customers completed work Read more...

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