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...

Going the distance with Northcott

Northcott support worker Saya assisted 16-year-old Samuel, who has severe autism, to spend a whole day at a noisy athletics carnival for the first time. For Samuel, attending his school’s athletics carnivals is usually a painful experience. He is noise sensitive and becomes easily over-loaded at busy events. For years he has been taken home Read more...

Peter cycles his way to success

When I get on the phone with Northcott customer Peter, he says hello, serenades me with a few lines from the Elvis classic ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ and then proudly exclaims “I won the race!” His excitement is understandable as Peter has just taken part in the Spring Cycle, completing the 50km Classic Ride Read more...

Improving access to 3D orthotics

As Jude jumps on tables and climbs up slides, you’d never know that less than a year ago these movements were challenging for this playful four-year-old. Jude has Marfan syndrome, a disorder which affects the connective tissue in the heart, eyes and joints. “Basically what that means is the connective tissue in his body is Read more...

Adam Ladell to perform at gala

For 23 years Northcott has been holding an annual cricket event to raise much-needed funds to support children and adults with disability. This year, hundreds of our supporters will join us for a Cricket Gala Dinner at the Sydney Cricket Ground, with proceeds from the night going towards Northcott’s Recreation Service to ensure we can Read more...

NSW powerchair team take on QLD

The New South Wales powerchair team were kicking some major goals when they took on Queensland in the finals of the recent National Powerchair Championships at Brisbane State High School. The team – which is made up of Northcott customers – used their considerable skills to conquer all but one of their opponents – winning Read more...

Support to address the late effects of polio

Though the World Health Organisation declared Australia to be polio free in 2000, there are still many Australians who live with the late effects of polio. This term refers to new symptoms, such as muscle pain and fatigue, which can appear many years after the original illness. Northcott has a strong association with the disease, Read more...

OTs: the ultimate problem solvers

Occupational therapists (OTs) may not wear capes, but to many of our customers they sure do have super powers. To celebrate OT Week, we spoke to OT and head of Northcott Innovation Sam Frain, to find out how OTs leap tall disability barriers in sometimes multiple, problem-solving bounds. How did you get into OT? I Read more...

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