Remembering the Women’s Auxiliaries

On 18 March 1930, a group of ladies gathered and created the first Women’s Auxiliary Group supporting the NSW Society for Crippled Children. They supported a movement that was the foundation of the disability organisation that Northcott is today. The existence of Women’s Auxiliaries is extremely important to Northcott’s history.  The efforts of the Women’s Read more...

Ben’s journey building social confidence

When Ben came to Northcott after finishing high school, he was shy, didn’t enjoy public speaking and lacked confidence meeting new people. Like many other young people, he was also unsure about what his future may hold. Although his mother was reluctant to put stress on Ben about his future, she thought participating in programs Read more...

Four goals that can help us get 1% healthier every day

My best friend and LITTLE brother is Jackson AKA Jackie Boy. We have been inseparable since birth, and nothing has changed. We have similar interests, enjoy the same movies and TV shows as well as being the same type of weird. The only thing we don’t have in common is labels. You see, Jackie Boy Read more...

Digitising Northcott’s historical archives

In 1997, Northcott received a Community Heritage Grant (CHG) through the National Library of Australia. Northcott’s archival history collection was deemed to be an Australian cultural heritage collection that was nationally significant. Since then, Northcott has been on a voyage of discovery as we have unearthed our holdings and learnt how to house them in Read more...

New Specialist Disability Accommodation coming to Bradbury

Northcott has partnered with Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) provider Good Housing to bring innovative disability housing to Bradbury. The Northcott team, led by Chief Operating Officer Andrew Kew joined Good Housing Co-Founders Sam Graiche and Antony Anisse to mark the beginning of their partnership and the start of the construction in Bradbury. The new homes Read more...

Using education to make a change

Melanie is a young woman who loves reading, writing and travelling. She is an adventurous person who loves to explore new places with family and friends. When she finished high school a few years ago, she started exploring options to further her education. She has a passion for design, technology and innovation. Yet she found Read more...

Diving deep into Northcott’s Primary Swimming Carnival

On March 16 2022, over 75 primary school students from four different schools, made a splash at Northcott’s annual Primary Swimming Carnival at Ryde Aquatic Centre. What is Northcott’s Primary Swimming Carnival? The Primary Swimming Carnival is an opportunity for children with disability to make friends and compete against each other all while having fun. Read more...

Why I’m excited Dylan Alcott is the 2022 Australian of the Year

Gretta Serov is a Person Centred Facilitator at Northcott and a former customer. She is also a freelancer writer, public speaker and blogger. Gretta holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused in Human rights and writing from University of Western Sydney. We asked her to share her thoughts on Dylan Alcott as the 2022 Australian Read more...

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