Singin' in the rain.. Mardi Gras 2017

By Claire Absolum, 10 March 2017 , Comments

Well despite the fact that the rain did in fact rain on our parade this year (nothing serious just a few sprinkles here and there…) the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2017 was none the less an absolutely spectacular event with more people with disability making their presence felt in it than ever before.… Read more...

Get the most out of the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) launched in many areas across NSW from July 1 2016 and many of you will now have received your Plans. We hope you are working towards your goals and things are tracking well. The remaining areas of NSW will launch from 1 July this year. These areas include: South Read more...

There’s a new kid on the block at Northcott!

Introducing Renae Reid, our fabulous new Dietitian, who can assist you with all things relating to diet and nutrition – specifically for people with disability. Renae can assist you or your child if you have concerns about: Excessive weight gain or weight loss Being a selective or “fussy eater” who will only eat a few Read more...

Why bullying is a major problem in today’s society

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 in January! 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...

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