Teen School Holiday program - January 2020

Event date: 6 January 2020 , Comments

Our Teen School Holiday program is for teenagers ages 12 to 18 years who want to increase their social and community skills, make new friends, gain new skills and build their confidence all while having fun. The Teen School Holiday program is delivered during school holidays, both at Northcott Parramatta and in the community. The… See event details

Tales from Two: Nathan and Mathew

From bubs to boys to men. Nathan and Mathew are best friends. They have known each other since they were just a few months old. As children, their friendship grew through weekends spent together at Northcott’s kids respite group at Karingal, our respite house in North Rocks. These days it can be hard for Nathan Read more...

Thinking about an inclusive society

3 December is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions. Northcott Inclusive Workplace Officer Ben Keyte shares his thoughts on why IDPwD is a valuable day on Read more...

Supporting employment goals and dreams

“I wanted to work at the movie theatre because I like watching movies on my iPad, talking to and helping people, and seeing what movies are playing. With Northcott’s support, I’m now completing work experience at the movies every Thursday morning.” Twenty-year-old Christell has a mild intellectual disability and the rare condition, Desbuquois Syndrome type Read more...

A rewarding role with Northcott’s Quality and Safeguarding Team

“Northcott is highly committed to their social responsibility. It’s also a very innovative and collaborative environment. The organisation is prepared to challenge and change the status quo, and explore innovative models to improve the quality of life for people we support. It’s quite refreshing to be part of that movement.” Ben joined Northcott’s Quality and Read more...

Primary Swimming Carnival

Date: 12 March 2020

Come and take the plunge at Northcott’s annual swimming carnival Our Primary School Swimming Carnival provides kids with disability the opportunity to: Socialise and meet students from across Greater Sydney Compete in swimming races against other kids with disability Represent their school or a combined school team Have fun! Dates: Thursday 12 March 2020 Time: 9:30am See event details

High School Swimming Carnival

Date: 19 March 2020

Come and take the plunge at Northcott’s annual swimming carnival Our High School Swimming Carnival provides kids with disability the opportunity to: Socialise and meet students from across Greater Sydney Compete in swimming races against other kids with disability Represent their school or a combined school team Have fun! Dates: Thursday 19 March 2020 Time: 9:30am to 2:00pm See event details

Tales from two: Petra and Lubna

Petra lives in Stanhope Gardens, NSW with her husband and two children, Jeffery and Christopher. Jeffery has  autism and is now benefitting from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Petra met Northcott ECEI coordinator Lubna after waiting a year for an initial meeting with a different service provider. Petra: When Jeffery was two years old, Read more...

Northcott’s 2019 Volunteer of the Year recognised for mentoring contribution

Congratulations to Northcott’s 2019 Volunteer of the Year, Lee Price, a volunteer mentor from our Mentoring Managers Program. Lee, who owns several businesses including a conflict management consultancy in the building and construction industry, has been involved with the Mentoring Managers Program for several years. This initiative matches Northcott managers with skilled external managers who Read more...

Occupational Therapist wins Northcott Employee of the Year

Northcott Occupational Therapist Lauren Whitby believes the most important part of her job is to get the best results for her customers and their families. This is one of the many reasons why she has won Northcott’s 2019 Employee of the Year Award. “It’s a shock to win. Humbling is definitely the word. I’m very Read more...

Northcott’s inclusive practices on show at unique festival

Northcott is delighted to be involved in the Festival of Inclusion, a first-of-its-kind conference in Australia that aims to showcase true inclusive practices for people with disability. Held over two days, the event is presented by the Centre for Disability Studies, an affiliate of Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney, and the Inclusive Read more...

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