Stories - Northcott

Hitting the slopes and making friends

By Madeleine Donkin, 9 August 2017 , Comments

Jessica has been a Northcott customer for almost two years. The 20-year-old has enjoyed participating in our vocational skills service to support her transition from school to the workforce and has also previously used our short breaks and outings service. Jessica doesn’t regularly participate in sport, but in late July, she took off with 8… Read more...

FundAbility creates a splash in Wagga

‘Get Including!’ is the catchcry for Northcott’s FundAbility grant program. The program provides financial support to community projects that promote social inclusion for children and young people with disability in NSW. Recently, Northcott Wagga Wagga worked in partnership with the Wagga Autism Support Group, Wagga Wagga City Council and the NSW Department of Family and Read more...

Our schools athletics carnivals are coming soon!

The State Sports Centre and Blacktown International Sports Park will be buzzing in August and September as over 200 students with disability attend the annual Northcott primary and high school athletics carnivals. Students from schools around Sydney and the Central Coast will have the opportunity to compete in adapted and traditional track and field events Read more...

Northcott’s very own Wonder Woman

Occupational therapist by day, Ninja Warrior by night. While this might sound like the plot of a Hollywood action movie, this is in fact the real life story of Northcott staff member Zoe Featonby! Zoe recently appeared on Channel Nine’s Australia’s Ninja Warrior, which has been one of the highest rating programs ever to screen Read more...

A wheelchair for Latifa

Latifa is a 3 year old girl from Afghanistan, she arrived in Australia 1.5 months ago with her mother and sisters (12 year old and 9 year old) to join her father Khadim. Due to the separation, Latifa is particularly attached to Khadim, every morning when he tries to slip out to work, Latifa is Read more...

Family Ties

All throughout our lives it is undeniable that there are times when each of us have found ourselves wondering about how our family, upbringing and home life have influenced our personality and relations with others today. Like many other aspects in society, this also extends to the disability world where from my experience, it can Read more...

The Adaptive Learner Vehicle is here!

If you or the person you care for has always wanted to get their driver’s licence, but until now have found the cost of doing so to be a road block (excuse the pun!), Northcott has just launched an exciting new initiative which could change all that. Northcott has recently had a fleet of four Read more...

NDIS and Northcott’s Journey

While the NDIS journey has just begun for many people across NSW, Northcott has been on the NDIS ‘bus’ for quite some time. As a very brief history lesson, let me share with you Northcott’s NDIS journey. It commenced nine years ago in 2008, when Bruce Bonyhady,member of the Commonwealth Government’s Disability Investment Group, lobbied Read more...

Making things simple

Vik Murthy was working as an Area Manager in retail sales and simply got to the point where he didn’t feel a sense of reward or achievement any more. “I was over it and I really wanted a change to work in a job where I could truly contribute to the community.” says Vik. “I Read more...

Can’t wait for cricket season!

While cricket is one of the national sports of Australia, for much of its history people with disability have had to enjoy it from the grandstands as opposed to on the cricket pitch. That all changed however when Northcott customer and employee, Ben Keyte went away on a trip with a group of men with Read more...

National Indigenous Youth Parliament

The National Indigenous Youth Parliament was a week long program run by the Australian Electoral Commission, YMCA and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. The program involved bringing together 50 young Indigenous Australians 16 – 25 from across Australia with the group combined travelling over 80,000 kms to arrive in Canberra. The Read more...

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