Celebrating International Nurse’s Day

By Sachithri Kodagoda, 12 May 2021 , Comments

As we do every year, today we are celebrating International Nurse’s Day. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the essential and vital role nurses have in our society. Northcott has a team of almost 100 highly experienced disability nurses, who play a central role in supporting our housing customers with complex medical needs. To… Read more...

Northcott’s Swimming Carnival returns!

Last week over 90 primary school students from five different schools, dove in for lots of fun and competition at Northcott’s annual Primary Swimming Carnival at Ryde Aquatic Centre. The Primary Swimming Carnival is an opportunity for children with disability to have fun, make friends and compete against each other. “These inclusive carnivals are a Read more...

Support and connections

Two-year-old Sullivan and Ashaea were born a month apart. Both children are supported by a Northcott Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Coordinator to access services and supports through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Knowing the benefit sharing stories can have for parents, our ECEI Coordinator connected the children’s mothers, Tenneayle and Penny. When Penny Read more...

Northcott Ballina celebrates new office with visit from Mayor

Northcott Ballina staff, customers and partners were joined by CEO Liz Forsyth and Mayor of Ballina Shire Council, Clr David Wright yesterday to celebrate the official opening of a new office on River Street, Ballina. The event was also the opportunity to launch Northcott’s latest Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan to regional staff and customers. Northcott Read more...

Passing, catching and learning valuable life skills

Northcott’s Hornsby office recently ran a 4-week Netball Skills program for their Everyday Life Skills customers. Everyday Life Skills focuses on the learning and development of skills, so that a customer can participate in and undertake activities independently. The Netball Skills program was born out of a collaboration between Northcott Hornsby and Netball NSW. Northcott Read more...

Therapy to build independence

When Charlie finished high school, his parents connected with Northcott for more support with building their son’s skills and confidence as he grows into an adult. Northcott Occupational Therapist, Courtney, is supporting Charlie on his journey towards greater independence. Modest in nature, Charlie downplays his accomplishments, but is proud of what he’s achieved. Charlie has Read more...

Northcott supports Camden Council with communication access accreditation

Northcott is proud to have supported Camden to become the first council in NSW to be recognised as communication accessible and receive the Communication Access Symbol by Scope Australia. Northcott is the only approved communication access training and assessment organisation in NSW. Our assessment and training service is delivered by a qualified Speech Pathologist and Read more...

Bedtime routines and strategies to manage sleep

Sleep is always a cause of concern for parents and carers. Is my child getting enough sleep? How do I establish a good sleep routine? Why does my child wake up at night? These are all common questions and concerns families have around sleep and rest. There’s no surprise in saying sleep is really important Read more...

Tales from Two: Tara and Maxine (and Briggs)

Our Taree customer Tara and her support worker Maxine share a love of horses, so when Maxine realised Tara wanted to learn Dressage, she did everything she could to support her to achieve her goal. From exploring NDIS funding for lessons, to connecting Tara with esteemed trainers in Taree, Maxine’s support has opened up a Read more...

Moving forward with our Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan 2020-2023

On Wednesday 31 March Northcott held a special event to celebrate the launch of its Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan 2020-2023. Northcott is committed to its reconciliation journey and improving outcomes and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Uncle Lex Dadd kicked off the official proceedings with a Welcome to Country and a beautiful Read more...

Dylan pursues his passion for cars and lands a full-time job

Dylan loves cars, and he has always been determined to make a living out of his passion. In 2016 he started the Vocational Skills Training (SLES) service at Northcott in Wollongong because he wanted to learn the skills he needed to get out in the adult world and find a job. Going through this process Read more...

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