Spoilt for job choice

By Luisa Bustos, 17 December 2018 , Comments

As the year draws to a close, customers in our Vocational Skills and School Leaver Employment Support (SLES) programs across NSW are wrapping up the year with events to celebrate their achievements. Nineteen-year-old Thomas (pictured above right) is a customer from our Wollongong SLES program who certainly has something to celebrate. One of Thomas’ goals… Read more...

A very Northcott Christmas

We’re just days away from most of us celebrating the end of the year with our friends and family. From Christmas lunches to New Years Eve dinners and celebrating with our loved ones in between, the summer holidays are full of festive fun activities. During this time it’s important to keep in mind that when Read more...

Families enjoy Dreamnight at Taronga Zoo

Last week, Northcott was delighted to offer 50 families with children with disability the chance to enjoy Dreamnight, a magical private event at Taronga Zoo. Frances and her son Max, who regularly attends our Roselands Respite service, were one of the families Northcott was pleased to host at the special evening. We asked Frances about Read more...

Using the NDIS for study and leisure

For the majority of us the NDIS has some what settled in now. We have our day-to-day lives really mapped out with our great and perfect person-centred supports. So now what? Do we keep going out on daily outings, buying stuff and eating lots just because people are applauding the fact that we are out? Read more...

Return and Earn to support Northcott

It’s time to collect your drink containers – your trash is Northcott’s treasure! Northcott has been announced as a charity partner for the Return and Earn program over the holiday period in the Illawarra area. Three reverse vending machines (RVMs) will be giving community members the chance to support people with disability by donating their Read more...

Ballina receives $15,000 grant

A new multidisciplinary therapy room and outdoor space with sensory features is coming to Northcott Ballina thanks to a $15,000 Community Building Partnership grant. The project work will create space to undertake occupational, physio and speech therapy assessment, while boosting the community’s capacity to support people with disability to communicate, be mobile and improve their Read more...

#HearMeToo: Violence against women and children with disability

A staggering one in three women experience violence in their lifetime, with women and children with disability more at risk of experiencing abuse and neglect than the general population. Sunday 25 November 2018 marks the UN Women’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This year’s theme is ‘Orange the World: #HearMeToo’. Northcott has a zero Read more...

My connection to the world

Many of us take our connection to the digital world for granted, but for people with disability, mobile phones and smart devices can give them added choice, control and a new means of communication. Northcott customer Travis Bellamy shares his story about how technology has transformed his daily routines and provided him with a strong Read more...

Learning new skills with Northcott

Hi my name is Peter Flaskas. I am 42 years old and I live at my family home. I have lived in our home in Wagga Wagga for 37 years with my mum. I own my own car that is a Honda Odyssey and I have worked for Kurrajong Recyclers two days a week for Read more...

Coffs swings big and raises $7,500

It was par-tee time earlier this month as local business leaders took a swing at raising funds to support people with disability. Northcott Coffs Harbour’s popular annual golf fundraiser was held on Friday 2 November at Coffs Harbour Golf Club to a roaring success. Northcott Area Manager Julie Pell said she was blown away by Read more...

Proving you can do it

“Without Northcott, my life would be totally different. I’d probably still be at home every day, not looking for jobs or learning how to cook or look after myself.” Twenty-one-year-old Susu has a rare disability which causes weakness in her bones and stiffness in her joints. She struggles to walk long distances because her legs Read more...

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