Achieving a big goal, one step at a time

By Natalia Carozzi, 17 September 2020 , Comments

When Northcott Campbelltown Physiotherapist Jess Hird started working with Bree, she had a very clear goal: to learn independent living skills to help with cooking, travel training and personal care to enable her to live on her own one day. When discussing this goal, Bree detailed that she would like to be able to access… Read more...

A Father’s Day best mates story

Stephen and Rhonda Cox live in Coopernook NSW with daughters Tahnee (8) and Evie (4). At the moment Evie is having a hard time with communicating, especially at pre-school, with her peers and teachers. That generates some problems with socialising, so Stephen and Rhonda started looking for ways to support her and fast track her Read more...

Undertaking University at home increased independence for Matthew

This week is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week (2 – 8 September), a week to raise awareness of the needs of people with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI). We share Matthew’s story this week to celebrate the achievements of people with SCI. A bright young spark at school, Matthew Mallows has always envisaged a career relating Read more...

Communication is more than just speech

This week is Speech Pathology Week, a week that seeks to promote the speech pathology profession and the work done by speech pathologists with the 1.2 million Australians who have a communication disability. The theme for this year is Communicating with confidence. Did you know that…? 1.2 million Australians live with a communication disability communication Read more...

Farewell to our CEO Kerry Stubbs

Our longstanding CEO, Kerry Stubbs (pictured), is leaving Northcott this week after 12 years at the helm. On the eve of her departure, she shared her thoughts on more than a decade of leadership and growth with Northcott. “I came to Northcott in 2008 because of its purpose and values, and I leave it in Read more...

Liz Forsyth announced as new Northcott CEO

Liz Forsyth is the new Chief Executive Officer for Northcott – one of Australia’s leading disability services providers. She will officially take up the position on 1 September, replacing long-term CEO Kerry Stubbs. In announcing the appointment, Northcott Chairman Michael Briggs said the Board was pleased and excited that the extensive selection process had resulted Read more...

Family, steps and healthy food: how 2020 has been life-changing for Paul

Paul Adams (pictured) lives in one of Northcott’s disability housing properties in Toongabbie, and he has an intellectual disability. When Manjit Kaur took the role of Service Coordinator at the house, Paul was 101kg, had difficulties managing diabetes, and had behaviours of concern that resulted in him not being able to attend day programs. Manjit Read more...

Using personal experience and passion to power others’ dreams

Matt Rees is a Support Worker at Northcott Everyday Life Skills in Coffs Harbour, and he also provides In Home & Community Supports for individual customers. He was born with spina bifida and has always been on the search for ways to use his personal experiences to support others. Although he worked in restaurants and cafes at Read more...

Come and meet the Northcott crew

Come along to our drop-in day events across the state and experience Vocational Skills Training and Everyday Life Skills at Northcott. During these interactive sessions, you will be able to: > See our Vocational Skills Training, School Leaver Employment Service (SLES) and Everyday Life Skills programs in action and find out what they can offer Read more...

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