New program supports neurodiverse young people to become job-ready

By Staff Writers, 15 September 2021 , Comments

‘Life After School’ will support young people who are ineligible for funding or who don’t have an NDIS plan to build the skills necessary to access the workforce. The program is designed for young people living with learning difficulties who are preparing to leave school, or have left school in the last five years and… Read more...

Enjoying a ‘succulent’ hobby

Matt has been living in one of Northcott’s houses in sunny Coffs Harbour for more than two years. His family are potato farmers, so he has always been around plants and enjoys working with plants very much, especially succulents. Since moving in to this house, Matt has been working hard to build up a big Read more...

Have you tried something new?

As weeks in lockdown go by, it gets more difficult to find fun and entertaining things to do. Trying new things not only helps us to overcome fears, but it also allows us to expand our minds and learn. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of a new experience! Check out some ideas of new Read more...

Get online with Northcott

The current situation in New South Wales and ACT has challenged us to look for new ways of working. Northcott is committed to providing services to customers who need essential support. However, with centre-based day programs across NSW temporarily closed, we need to be innovative in how we provide that support. Now more than ever Read more...

Rewarded for hard work

Martika is an outgoing and confident 27-year young lady, and she was recently awarded a special certificate for her volunteer role at Coles Ballina! Martika has Down Syndrome and was brought up in a big family that always encourages her to be the best she can be. She has been with Northcott Ballina for almost Read more...

Northcott’s ABC of disability

Northcott’s ABC of disability Learn more about Northcott and disability with our ABC guide! Download a colourful version of the guide here. A is Access and Inclusion: Northcott’s purpose is to build an inclusive society for all, where everyone can live the life they choose and access and understand what they want. B is for Read more...

Getting hands on experience while making a difference

Northcott and the School of Business at Western Sydney University (WSU) have had an ongoing collaboration for more than 12 years, that benefits both Northcott and the students doing the Events Management Course. Earlier this year, students ran more than 15 creative, fun-filled events and raised over $25,000! How does this relationship work? The community Read more...

Loving the work you do and supporting community while you do it

NAIDOC Week (4 – 11 July 2021) is held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. To celebrate this year, we interviewed one of Northcott’s Aboriginal staff Read more...

Tips to keep you well this winter

There’s many things to love about winter. Snuggling up under a blanket for a Netflix binge, taking a trip to the snow with friends, and who doesn’t enjoy a delicious hot chocolate. But winter is also a time of year when our health can suffer due to the onset of flu season and those pesky Read more...

Excited Helena gets her first pair of shoes

Five-year-old Helena, started kindergarten this year and like many children her age, she loves school and painting. However, unlike most five year olds, Helena has spent a large part of her childhood in and out of hospital. Helena was born with diastrophic dysplasia, a rare genetic disorder that affects the development and growth of her Read more...

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