Getting ready for school means working as a team

By Natalia Carozzi, 1 April 2020 , Comments

“Connor loves dancing, singing and painting. He has a special love for Mickey Mouse and when he is on TV, Connor talks to him as if he is part of the TV show. Two years ago, our son would be looking out the window, avoiding interacting with people, and now he is continually looking for… Read more...

Join Virtual Disability event ‘Exploring Inclusion’ – 31 March 2020

Northcott is pleased to offer our customers a ticket to the Virtual Disability Conference tomorrow, Tuesday 31 March. The University of Melbourne, Scope Australia and Ability First Australia second virtual conference has the theme of ‘Exploring Inclusion: the Australian disability community in conversation online’. This year the conference will focus on inclusion of people with Read more...

Disability Royal Commission calls for urgent action on COVID-19

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has issued a Statement of Concern about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with disability. It is calling on all Australian governments to ensure that responses to COVID-19 include dedicated strategies to protect and support people with disability. The Commission Read more...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Aust Govt assistance for households and business

Overnight, the Australian Government has provided links to a range of supports to households, sole traders, small and medium businesses to cushion the blow from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This support is part of the $189 billion economic support package announced by the Prime Minister. If any of the following apply to you, please click through to the relevant Read more...

Northcott is an essential service and will remain open

Disability Services are an essential service to our community. Our customers are reminded that Northcott is open for our full range of services. This includes our: Services and programs that we run in our centres (such as Life Skills, Vocational Skills) In Home and Community Supports Therapy services Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Housing / Read more...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Customer information 16 March

The Australian Government has updated its advice over the weekend. We are closely monitoring the situation, following health authority advice and taking all required action to protect the health and wellbeing of customers, visitors and staff. NSW Health advises that the risk of contracting COVID-19 is low, but we remind all customers, visitors and staff Read more...

Primary school swimming carnival goes off with a splash!

“Swimming makes me feel like a winner. Coming to the Northcott swimming carnival makes me feel spectacular. And I even won a freestyle race today!” Harrison (above right) from Jasper Road Public School in Baulkham Hills really summed up the feelings of everyone who took part in the swimming carnival. On Thursday, 12 March more Read more...

Mardi Gras, mannequins and what matters

“What matters to me is for everyone – no matter who they are or where they come from – to be included. Everyone is beautiful and, as they say, love is love!” Cassie, our customer from Tamworth, could not have summed up the theme of the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras any better. Read more...

Disability Services Information Session – Tamworth

Date: 17 March 2020

Due to recent health advice from the Government, the event organised for Tuesday 17 March has now been cancelled. If you are interested in knowing about Northcott services in Tamworth, please contact us on 1800 818 286.   Come along to meet our team in Tamworth and discover how we can support you to build new skills, See event details

First of its kind home opens in Oran Park

Thursday 20 February was a very special day for Northcott. We were lucky enough to have the Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia, help us launch our brand new Supported Disability Accommodation at Oran Park. Northcott is partnering with DPN Casa Capace to build unique homes that provide an independent living option for people with disability. Read more...

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