‘Exploring Inclusion’ online conference: call for abstracts

By Victoria Civils-Wood, 18 October 2019 , Comments

Abstracts are now open for the ‘Exploring Inclusion: The Australian Disability Community in Conversation Online’ conference. But hurry – the closing date is Friday 25 October! Aiming to bring together a wide range of stakeholders in conversation regarding best practice in service provision for people with disability, this online event will be held on 31… Read more...

On the journey to reduce restrictive practices

The NSW Government is working on a new restrictive practice authorisation (RPA) model that better protects the rights of people with disability and seeks to reduce the use of restrictive practices. We caught up with Northcott’s RPA Practice Manager Maxine Subramany to learn more about Northcott’s views on restrictive practice. For those who don’t know, Read more...

Driving towards an independent future

Lourens is dreaming big. He dreams of travelling the world to help people less fortunate than himself. He dreams to have his own lawn mowing business. And he dreams of independence. These dreams are all a little closer now he has his driver learner licence. Lourens recently passed the Driver Knowledge Test, with support from Read more...

Tales from Two: Guy and Laurie from Taree

Guy began attending our Taree Everyday Life Skills day program back in 2014. Not long after, support worker Laurie started working with him. Passionate about supporting his customers to maintain their independence while having fun, Laurie has supported Guy in a range of activities, including regular gym visits aimed at building his physical strength, health Read more...

How to support a person with disability during the fire season

The bushfire season has started early in Australia this year. The NSW Rural Fire Service says that people with disability are at a higher risk of danger, and leaving early is always the safest option. Research from the United Nations shows that only 20% of people with disability could evacuate immediately, without difficulty, in the Read more...

The importance of friendship for people with disability

I won’t lie and say it’s great having a disability, because it isn’t. Sometimes it can be a barrier to maintaining friendships. My name is Travis, I’m 26 and have been living with cerebral palsy all of my life. The hardest thing about having a disability isn’t not being able to walk, or not being Read more...

Individual Plan Advisors take the stress out of accessing services

You’ve made it through the NDIS process and you’ve finally got your funding, so what now? Life is busy, and it’s surely going to take a considerable amount of time to research and apply for services to turn that funding into action. Or is it? Enter Northcott’s Individual Plan Advisors (IPAs). As IPA Leah Croft says Read more...

Tom takes a swing at Special Olympics dream

Each week our Coffs Harbour customer Tom gets together with his Support Worker James – along with golf pro Brendan – to play golf. Tom started playing less than a year ago, but is now able to outperform James, who grew up playing the sport. It’s a pretty impressive achievement, made even more impressive when Read more...

Continuing to support the people of Penrith

Today is a new era for Northcott in Western Sydney with the formal opening of our new Penrith office. Working with the local community for over a decade, hundreds of people with disability and their families have been supported through our many services. Mitch Power is one customer who is benefiting from the Everyday Life Read more...

Include a Charity campaign

This week is Include a Charity Week, a nation-wide campaign led by the Fundraising Institute of Australia, which aims to highlight the benefits and raise the profile around leaving a gift to charity in a Will. The campaign also aims to supports people through the sensitive and at times daunting prospect of leaving a gift Read more...

Nominations are open for the 2019 Aspire Awards©

The Aspire Awards© recognise Australians who identify with a disability and whose work and achievements have made a significant contribution to their profession or to the community. We are glad Ability First Australia and its members are a national sponsor of the Awards this year. It’s now time now to nominate outstanding individuals who: Have Read more...

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