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NAIDOC Week (4 – 11 July 2021) is held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. To celebrate this year, we interviewed one of Northcott’s Aboriginal staff Read more...

Tips to keep you well this winter

There’s many things to love about winter. Snuggling up under a blanket for a Netflix binge, taking a trip to the snow with friends, and who doesn’t enjoy a delicious hot chocolate. But winter is also a time of year when our health can suffer due to the onset of flu season and those pesky Read more...

Excited Helena gets her first pair of shoes

Five-year-old Helena, started kindergarten this year and like many children her age, she loves school and painting. However, unlike most five year olds, Helena has spent a large part of her childhood in and out of hospital. Helena was born with diastrophic dysplasia, a rare genetic disorder that affects the development and growth of her Read more...

Drop-in days are back!

Drop-in day season is here! Northcott is hosting drop-in day events across the state where you will be able to meet the Northcott crew and find out how we can support you to build new skills and become work ready. During these interactive sessions, you will be able to: > See our Everyday Life Skills, Vocational Skills Read more...

Sharing experiences and learnings on Cystic Fibrosis

May is Cystic Fibrosis (CF) awareness month, an opportunity to shine a light on CF, a genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. In Australia, one in 2,500 babies are born with CF, that’s one every four days. On average one in 25 people carry the CF gene and most are unaware Read more...

Celebrating International Nurse’s Day

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...

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