Northcott contributes to Australian Human Rights Commission Report on Disability Rights

By Claire Absolum, 12 April 2017 , Comments

In March 2017, Northcott contributed its submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission report entitled ‘Shaping our future: Discussions on Disability rights’. The AHRC consultations were spearheaded by Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin with the aim of seeking views from people across the country on disability rights issues in areas such as Education, Employment, Housing,… Read more...

Pinch me! Is this really my job?

This is what Northcott Support Worker Sue Joyner said to herself last year when, as part of her role, she found herself on stage at the Riverside Theatres in Parramatta, grooving to Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’ while participating in the Accessible Arts Program. Sue was born in the UK where she trained and worked for Read more...

Northcott launches in Wollongong

With the NDIS set to roll out in the Illawarra Shoalhaven from the 1st of July Northcott is expanding its services in the region. To mark the occasion we will be hosting a launch party at our brand spanking new offices right in the heart of Wollongong on Friday 28th April. Mark Borg, Area Manager Read more...

Teen Ski Camp 2017

Last year 13 year old Dylan Schwarz went away from home for the first time on a ski camp which was co-ordinated through Northcott’s Short Breaks and Outings service. Dylan has lived with cerebral palsy and spastic dystonic quadriplegia since birth and two of his key goals are to increase his independence and ability to Read more...

Northcott customers use 3D printing to design and create their own future

For the past ten years Anna, a long term resident at Northcott’s Beverley Park accommodation service has been unable to drive her own wheelchair. Until recently that is. As a participant in Northcott’s Hack-a-Home project which is a global first collaboration between the University of Technology, Ability Mate, Northcott & Northcott Innovation, Anna has been Read more...

The Hills Grammar School – Youth Week

Students from the Hills Grammar school have been volunteering with Northcott for over 10 years. We would like to recognise the student’s contribution during Youth Week NSW 2017. Recently the student’s volunteered at our Primary inter-school swimming carnival, listen to the students in their own word describe what it means to volunteer and create and Read more...

Singin’ in the rain.. Mardi Gras 2017

Well despite the fact that the rain did in fact rain on our parade this year (nothing serious just a few sprinkles here and there…) the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2017 was none the less an absolutely spectacular event with more people with disability making their presence felt in it than ever before. Read more...

Get the most out of the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) launched in many areas across NSW from July 1 2016 and many of you will now have received your Plans. We hope you are working towards your goals and things are tracking well. The remaining areas of NSW will launch from 1 July this year. These areas include: South Read more...

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