How I got into powerchair soccer and why I love it

By Northcott customer Jaxon Taylor , 23 April 2019 , Comments

Hi, I’m Jaxon and I’m 13-years-old. My mum and I had the idea years ago of starting a junior side for Powerchair Soccer to try and get me to join a team sport. We approached NSW Powerchair Football Association and thankfully they were keen to get a junior soccer side started too. I still remember… Read more...

A plane ride to remember

Last year Tamworth Life Skills customer Ben travelled to our Head Office in Parramatta to talk at our manager’s meeting about the volunteer work he does in his local community. It was Ben’s first time on a plane, and his first time presenting to a group. Ever since the trip, Ben’s been eager to share Read more...

Tales from Two: Will and Anno

Life after school can be hard. When Northcott Ballina customer Will (pictured left) noticed his best friend Anno didn’t seem happy, it made sense to invite him along to Northcott’s Everyday Life Skills program. Both now attend the program four days a week, participating in the group sessions, spending time together with a support worker Read more...

A new bus to get around

 “Thank you for the new bus. It makes it easy for us to get around. In the bus, I’d like to go to the Big Banana and take everyone to Porpoise Pool,” says Northcott customer, Warren. Northcott customer, Warren is referring to the accessible van at our Coffs Harbour Everyday Life Skills program, which was Read more...

Tales from two: Ben and Sue

They may seem like an unlikely match, but after more than 10 years working together as customer and support worker, and later Northcott Parramatta colleagues, Ben and Sue have become firm friends. From their friendly banter to enthusiastic debates about sport and food, their friendship is one of a kind. Sue: When I think of Read more...

NSW Youth Week: Giving young people Skills 4 Life

NSW Youth Week begins today. This is a time to celebrate the achievements of young people, support them to have their voices heard and encourage them to have fun! With people under the age of 20 making up 57% of Northcott’s customer base, we strive to support young people with disability to be the best Read more...

How I got into powerchair soccer and why I love it

Hi, I’m Jaxon and I’m 13-years-old. My mum and I had the idea years ago of starting a junior side for Powerchair Soccer to try and get me to join a team sport. We approached NSW Powerchair Football Association and thankfully they were keen to get a junior soccer side started too. I still remember Read more...

Socialising and skills building

“The social aspect of Everyday Life Skills is really good for Vicki and Sonia. They have a lot of new friends in Tamworth and within the group. And they’ve got more independence.” Wesley, Northcott’s Centre Based Coordinator in Tamworth is talking about Aboriginal sisters, Sonia and Vicki who joined our Everyday Life Skills program in Read more...

Therapy tailored to Mason’s needs

“I’ve found having professional guidance makes such a difference. Our Northcott physiotherapist, Di, is lovely and so passionate. She shows us the best way to use equipment and how we can apply her strategies in everyday life with Mason.” Mason has riboflavin transporter deficiency, a rare neurological condition which affects his vision and hearing and Read more...

Creating custom footwear solutions

Northcott’s onsite Pedorthist Craig Scott has been creating bespoke, handmade medical grade footwear for over 35 years from our Parramatta office. Find out why Craig’s skills are so in demand and high risk foot clinics are referring their patients to him. As a Pedorthist, or a specialised bootmaker, Craig Scott is trained to create custom Read more...

From family home to first home with Northcott

There are few events in life that mark the transition to adulthood quite like moving out of the family home. For friends and Northcott Oak Flats customers Heather, Cara and Jamie, the often anxiety-provoking process was made easier with the support of Northcott’s Housing and Supported Independent Living service. Moving into a home that offers Read more...

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