Let’s talk about sex…

“I didn’t know Northcott offered services to help me explore sex and see if I could actually do it. Then I spoke to Alicia [Northcott’s Sexuality and Relationships Coordinator]. She helped me with the first steps and how to go about seeing a sex worker. She made me feel more comfortable and actually want to Read more...

Tales from Two – Mohammed and Alicia

Just like other young guys, Mohammed was curious about sex and relationships. Around three years ago, he approached Alicia, our Sexuality and Relationships Education Coordinator, to see if our service could support him to explore new relationships and intimate experiences. Mohammed: When I met Alicia, I was nervous about bringing up the subject. But after Read more...

Supporting parents to access services

“I couldn’t do most of what I’ve done with Maddison without Natasha from Northcott. She’s a world of information. She’s made such an effort to find more resources for me, and to get me referred to other services to help Maddison,” says Joanne, a Northcott customer in Tamworth. Joanne’s four-year-old daughter Maddison has attention deficit Read more...

Guide to Sydney’s best accessible attractions

Had one too many Netflix binge sessions and looking for a way to get yourself and the family off the couch? Then fill your weekends with fun and adventure with our guide to some of Sydney’s best accessible attractions. Taronga Zoo Skip the nature documentaries and instead come face-to-face with your favourite animal friends in Read more...

Setting customers up for job success

“When I finished school I needed help getting into work. My mum found out about Northcott’s Vocational Skills. For the past few months, I’ve been working in a warehouse. Things are good. I am happy where I am at the moment,” says our customer Ben. Twenty-year-old Ben has been accessing Northcott’s Vocational Skills program in Read more...

Supporting passionate staff

“I love being a support worker. I love caring for people. I just love to be engaged with people. I want know how they feel, how they are doing. I just want to support them. That’s my passion, that’s what I love doing.” Wilmot came to Australia three years ago from Liberia, on the West Read more...

Helene’s love for art brings many rewards

Northcott customer Helene began her one-on-one art lessons in 2012, when art teacher Debbie would come to the house every week and they would work together in different mediums to create a variety of fantastic artworks. Helene’s current art teacher Lindy assists Helene to express herself through her art, and is trialling new materials and Read more...

Volunteering boosted Tahlia’s confidence

Tahlia has been a Northcott customer for many years, accessing our Ballina Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy services in conjunction with In-home and Community Supports, to develop her strength, skills and independence. But it was when she started volunteering a few years ago that Tahlia gained a real boost to her confidence. While attending our Read more...

This is how we two it

When two members of the same family used the same program from Northcott, we learnt it was more than just a coincidence. Yardana first began accessing Northcott’s Vocational Skills Training and Employment program in September 2018 for the School Leaver and Employment Support (SLES) service through Northcott’s Casula office. She found Northcott’s skills training much Read more...

Fun times to build independence

“I love the consistency of the Northcott Respite service. They’ve got the same support workers who have a good rapport with my son Max and are willing to push him beyond his comfort zone. Once he’s there, he’s as happy as a pig in mud.” Fran’s son Max has autism and intellectual disability. He is Read more...

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