Why bullying is a major problem in today’s society

By Granit Haliti, 6 February 2017 , Comments

Hi my name is Granit. The reason I am writing to you is to talk about bullying and why I think society treats it too lightly, it just pushes it away due to a lack of understanding and what people go through when they do get bullied. No one will stand in that person’s shoes… Read more...

The NDIS to be feared or not?

Travis Bellamy is a long time Northcott customer. This year he has been acting as one of Northcott’s Inclusion Champions. Here, he shares his thoughts on the NDIS rollout and gives his advice to people with disability about how to approach drawing up their NDIS plans:  Hi, my name is Travis Bellamy and I am Read more...

DRIVE 4 LIFE IS BACK AND BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE!

Drive 4 Life is an annual four wheel drive (4WD) fundraising event which to date, has raised a staggering $745,000 for Northcott. In particular, funds raised by Drive 4 Life go to Northcott’s Equipment Loan Pool, which provides people in need with wheelchairs and other mobility equipment. This year the Drive 4 Life 4WD tour Read more...

When the Japanese Prime Minister’s Wife dropped in for tea

Although that headline may have made you make a double take, that’s exactly what happened at our Roselands Respite Centre last weekend! The very charming Mrs Abe, wife of the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, dropped in with her entourage her to meet with Northcott CEO Kerry Stubbs and our customers and staff to find Read more...

New technology gives wheelchair users more options

Sevinc Maccue is a Northcott customer and an Advisor on Inclusive Practice. She recently tested out some new equipment to use with her wheelchair. Here’s her review of how she found it: A few weeks ago, I tried out some new technology for driving myself in my chair. It’s called a Head Ray. You can see Read more...

The Secrets of Job Seeking Success

Landing your first job can be challenging for any recent graduate however the barriers to employment for people with disability can be far greater than those without. Northcott’s Liz Hopkins recently spoke to Nabila Laskar who is a graduate of Northcott’s Transition To Work program about how she got her first job and how she’s Read more...

Sowing the seeds of a future dream job

Stephen Hand is an Aboriginal man with an intellectual disability who lives in Coffs Harbour, NSW. With combined support from Northcott’s Coffs Harbour office, the Galambila Aboriginal Health Service , Durrunda Wajaar Jaliigirr Barragin Nursery and TAFE Coffs Harbour, Stephen spends four days a week gaining a range of skills which are setting him up Read more...

Why acting and autism can be the perfect mix

Debra Fulloon and her husband Dave are parents to two fabulous young boys who both experience Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Deb recently set up a local Drama Club for ASD kids in her home town of South West Rocks on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. Deb tells us all about it and Read more...

Supporting positive futures

Samantha used to be very shy and lack self-confidence. While she had lots of ideas about what she wanted to achieve, she felt uncertain about her future until she found Northcott. Support from Northcott gave Samantha the confidence to study at TAFE, undertake work experience and start applying for jobs. “I was very shy when Read more...

Gaining the gift of a ‘green thumb’

Northcott Life Skills customer, Cameron Chung recently learnt how to garden with the help of Bunnings Warehouse staff members who donated and installed a set of brand new garden beds at Northcott’s Casula office. Afterwards, Cameron took pen to paper and wrote about the experience: The Bunnings staff members helped us plant vegetables and fruit Read more...

Get Kindy-Ready

Get Kindy-Ready is a program designed for both children with disability and their families. It is a six day program which aims to provide support to children with disability and their families/carers. Over the course of the program children who are entering mainstream school in 2017, will be provided with opportunities to engage and practice Read more...

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