When opportunity knocks…

By Luisa Bustos, 14 February 2024 , Comments

Since stepping up to a service coordinator role, our Deniliquin-based staff member Kayla May has enjoyed playing a greater role in improving quality of life for her customers.   Kayla’s career path “I started in this disability home in 2015. I was a casual support worker. Back in my 20s, I started working in community… Read more...

Warren’s short stay in Tamworth

We love to support our customers to experience new things! This week, Coffs Harbour customer Warren took a trip to Tamworth with his Northcott support worker, Jacob. The pair were visiting the famous Tamworth Country Music Festival. It was Warren’s first weekend away and he had a ball! Warren’s activities Warren stayed at our comfortable Read more...

A role helping all young people with disability

Hannah and Tyra are customers from our Casula Work & Study service. They have joined our workforce as our first Community Research Officers.   Hannah and Tyra work with Sam, Northcott’s Senior Manager for Research and Innovation, and a team of researchers and co-workers undertaking a research project into relationships between young people with intellectual Read more...

Monique moves out of her family home

When Monique’s parents heard about Northcott’s new disability accommodation close to their family home, they knew they’d found a place that Monique could call home. Meet Monique Twenty-eight-year-old Monique has a lovable, inquisitive personality that draws everyone in around her. For most of her life, Monique has been cared for by her mother Deb, father Read more...

Supported Living Lab Internship

Our second cohort of interns graduated from the Northcott Innovation (NI) Supported Living Lab Internship program in September 2023. This unique learning opportunity offers Northcott support workers a chance to learn human-centred design skills while contributing to better outcomes for customers who live in our disability homes and the staff who support them. Northcott’s innovation Read more...

Gaining confidence and job skills after school

Our second Life After School program was a life-changing experience for 28 participants. The young adults with disability gained vital employment skills and valuable work experience out in the real world. After completing Life After School, participants said they felt more confident about looking for work and understanding workplaces. At the group’s graduation in June, Read more...

Opening up Luikas’ world

Our Skills 4 Life program has been the perfect after-school activity for Luikas, a young Indigenous participant from Taree. While learning everyday skills, he’s been building his independence, growing in confidence and making new friends. Luikas was born genetically deaf and at 18 months old, he received bilateral cochlear implants. Now aged 15, he is Read more...

NDIS Review Update

The NDIS Review’s final report was released in early December. We welcome this as an opportunity to improve the NDIS and deliver better outcomes through a connected system of supports for all people with disability. You can find out more information about the NDIS Review’s recommendations in their final report. There are also many fact Read more...

Finding a home for Dakoda

Dakoda has been a customer of our Short Stays and Life Skills services at the Tamworth centre for over 10 years. During this time Dakoda lived in Barraba (an hour out of Tamworth), with Annette, her grandmother (nan) who was her primary carer. Choosing a provider As Annette was ageing, she was finding it difficult Read more...

Travelling to win

Aaron has only recently started playing Boccia but has already helped the New South Wales team take home the State Shield at the National Titles! He lives in Northcott accommodation in Parramatta and travelled to Logan in Queensland to participate in the 2023 Boccia Australia National Titles. Aaron explains that organising the trip was quite Read more...

Empowering our Life Skills participants through art

Last month customers from our Life Skills service in Parramatta and North Rocks held an art exhibition showcasing their remarkable talents to family, friends, and Northcott staff. The idea for the exhibition came from the customers when they expressed their desire to unleash their creativity. “When we identified that this was our customers group goal, Read more...

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