Marching for his rights

By Luisa Bustos, 28 February 2021 , Comments

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...

Wagga Wagga Teen Vacation Care Program

Date: 22 January 2021

Our Vacation Care service is designed for teenagers who want to increase their social and community skills through new experiences, make new friends, gain new skills and build their confidence all while having fun. Teen Vacation Care is delivered during school holidays from specialised school facilities for the teenagers’ safety and enjoyment with access to See event details

Hurstville Skills 4 Life 2021

Date: 9 February 2021

Our Skills 4 Life program is a skill-development service that empowers teenagers with disability aged 14 – 17 years to learn new skills, build confidence and develop independence, whilst also spending time with friends and learning to become independent. All activities are conducted in groups to encourage social interaction, team building and the formation of See event details

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