Accessible bus gets Kayla moving

By Kayla Gibson, 17 October 2018 , Comments

My name is Kayla Gibson and I am almost 20-years-old. I have been a part of Oak Flats Northcott for a little over a year now, but Northcott has always been a part of my life since I was two-years-old and living in Sydney. I have known everyone here at Northcott for so long, they’re… Read more...

Encouraging amputees to get active

Running a half marathon is a daunting task, but that gruelling run comes with a whole new set of challenges when you’re an amputee. “It was a 21km run but I actually ran the equivalent of 26kms because the amount of effort it takes for me, a below the knee amputee, to run 21kms is Read more...

Living with cerebral palsy

When Jacinda was born, her parents learned that she had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and that she would face many challenges in her life. Making her family proud she learned how to walk and speak. She has not allowed her disability to hold her back from striving for her freedom and achieving her dreams. Read more...

Life Skills awarded at local show

You can’t wipe the smiles from our Tamworth Everyday Life Skills customers who are celebrating after taking home second place in their category at the Tamworth Show this year. It was hard but rewarding work for the customers, who worked together as a team from beginning to end. The group wanted to submit an entry to the Read more...

Why I choose Northcott

I started attending Northcott as a taster in late 2016 when I graduated high school after finishing Year 12. The next year I finally decided to give it a go, so I signed up and it has been one of the best experiences of my life. What I like most about Northcott is the new Read more...

Tips from a traveller with disability

Northcott customer Dale Ryan has been to America, England, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, France, Canada, Italy, Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Germany, Russia, Sweden and more. With a list this long we couldn’t think of anyone better to offer advice on how to ensure disability doesn’t keep you from seeing the world. Over to you Dale… In this Read more...

Partnership supports job training

Northcott customers were presented with Statement of Attainments in Introduction to Working in a Warehouse Distribution Centre from TAFE NSW on Friday 7 September at a morning tea held at Northcott Parramatta. The customers were part of a pilot project that sees TAFE NSW collaborating with Northcott to support young people with disability to obtain Read more...

My experience with the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is suddenly alive and very real! Your package has finally come; the thing that they have been promising for years. But it’s nothing like you were expecting or promised. Actually, it kind of reminds you of a system that was around twenty years ago when you had no control Read more...

Katey leads workouts on wheels

Northcott’s Spina Bifida Adult Resource Team (SBART) provides support for people aged 18 and over who are living with Spina Bifida. This week we caught up with SBART customer Katey Chesterton to find out about the support the service provides and how she’s making her fitness career goals a reality with her business Wheelies Workout. Read more...

Accessible van drives independence

Northcott Oak Flats and Wollongong recently celebrated the launch of a new wheelchair accessible van. It has given young people with disability the opportunity to access events and locations which were previously unavailable to them. The purchase of the van was a collective effort between Northcott, Rotary, local businesses, such as Bendigo Bank, and philanthropic Read more...

Taking a break at respite

As soon as you enter Northcott’s Popondetta respite you get the sense that the staff have gone out of their way to make this a ‘home away from home’. From the relaxed outdoor space full of plants and flowers, to the customer photo collages that adorn the walls, there’s a welcoming feeling to one of Read more...

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