How my love of reading led to The Royal Chronicles

By Christina Trajceski and Kate Reid, 19 August 2019 , Comments

This week is Book Week, which got us thinking about all our customers who love to read and write, like our Northcott Oak Flats Everyday Life Skills customer Christina! Christina loves sharing her stories with Northcott staff, and often asks them for feedback on her medieval romance tales. The Oak Flats staff encourage her passion… Read more...

Northcott CEO Q&A: Quality and Safety in the disability sector

This week, Northcott’s CEO, Kerry Stubbs, will give a presentation and participate in a panel discussion at the Quality & Safety in the NDIS conference in Sydney. The conference will focus on how disability service providers can prepare for the upcoming Royal Commission and achieve compliance with the new standards introduced by the NDIS Quality Read more...

Chelsea’s WOOWed by work experience program

Finding a job is never easy; but it’s even harder when employers want experience and you don’t have any. That’s why Northcott recently introduced the Within Our Own Walls (WOOW) work experience program, to give our Vocational Skills and Everyday Life Skills customers the opportunity to gain experience working with Northcott. “It was designed so the Read more...

Tales from Two: Tyson and Hayley

When our Taree customer Tyson first met his Northcott support coordinator, Hayley, she thought he was a little shy. Boy was she wrong! Hayley has since discovered that Tyson has a love of drama, movies, pop culture and socialising. Support from Hayley, as well as Taree’s Everyday Life Skills and In-home and Community Supports services, Read more...

Michelle’s short stays with Northcott feel like home

Long-term Wagga Wagga customer Michelle calls Northcott’s short-term respite house in Ashmont her “home away from home”. The bubbly woman is a regular customer of Northcott’s respite service, visiting monthly for week-long stays away from her family. Michelle’s overnight stays with Northcott give her parents the chance to take a break from their caring role. Read more...

Taree art group scores prize in creative competition

For the last four years, a weekly art group has been taking place at Northcott Taree as part of our Everyday Life Skills service. Recently, the group’s hard work paid off with our customers taking out a top gong in a local art completion. To get the low-down on the competition and what the group Read more...

Setting the scene for improved safety and wellbeing of NDIS participants

Northcott has been awarded a significant grant from the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission’s ‘Support for NDIS Provider Program’. Northcott will develop a ‘Best-in-Class’ practice framework for high intensity daily personal activities, with the objective to achieve a nationally consistent approach and strengthen the provision of support for NDIS participants with complex health needs. Northcott’s Read more...

Historic cookbooks prove tried tested and true

A book which features the surprising stories behind two cookbooks that raised funds for Northcott has taken home an international award. The Cook’s Handbook and The Biscuit Cook Book were released in the 1950s and sold tens of thousands of copies to raise funds and awareness for Northcott, then known as the NSW Society for Read more...

Northcott joins in NAIDOC Week celebrations

This week across Australia, people from all backgrounds are celebrating NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC Week offers a time for all Australians to celebrate the history, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (A&TSI) people, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation.  The week is a great opportunity to participate in a Read more...

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