Northcott Ballina celebrates new office with visit from Mayor

Northcott Ballina staff, customers and partners were joined by CEO Liz Forsyth and Mayor of Ballina Shire Council, Clr David Wright yesterday to celebrate the official opening of a new office on River Street, Ballina. The event was also the opportunity to launch Northcott’s latest Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan to regional staff and customers. Northcott Read more...

Passing, catching and learning valuable life skills

Northcott’s Hornsby office recently ran a 4-week Netball Skills program for their Everyday Life Skills customers. Everyday Life Skills focuses on the learning and development of skills, so that a customer can participate in and undertake activities independently. The Netball Skills program was born out of a collaboration between Northcott Hornsby and Netball NSW. Northcott Read more...

Therapy to build independence

When Charlie finished high school, his parents connected with Northcott for more support with building their son’s skills and confidence as he grows into an adult. Northcott Occupational Therapist, Courtney, is supporting Charlie on his journey towards greater independence. Modest in nature, Charlie downplays his accomplishments, but is proud of what he’s achieved. Charlie has Read more...

Northcott supports Camden Council with communication access accreditation

Northcott is proud to have supported Camden to become the first council in NSW to be recognised as communication accessible and receive the Communication Access Symbol by Scope Australia. Northcott is the only approved communication access training and assessment organisation in NSW. Our assessment and training service is delivered by a qualified Speech Pathologist and Read more...

Bedtime routines and strategies to manage sleep

Sleep is always a cause of concern for parents and carers. Is my child getting enough sleep? How do I establish a good sleep routine? Why does my child wake up at night? These are all common questions and concerns families have around sleep and rest. There’s no surprise in saying sleep is really important Read more...

Tales from Two: Tara and Maxine (and Briggs)

Our Taree customer Tara and her support worker Maxine share a love of horses, so when Maxine realised Tara wanted to learn Dressage, she did everything she could to support her to achieve her goal. From exploring NDIS funding for lessons, to connecting Tara with esteemed trainers in Taree, Maxine’s support has opened up a Read more...

Moving forward with our Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan 2020-2023

On Wednesday 31 March Northcott held a special event to celebrate the launch of its Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan 2020-2023. Northcott is committed to its reconciliation journey and improving outcomes and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Uncle Lex Dadd kicked off the official proceedings with a Welcome to Country and a beautiful Read more...

Dylan pursues his passion for cars and lands a full-time job

Dylan loves cars, and he has always been determined to make a living out of his passion. In 2016 he started the Vocational Skills Training (SLES) service at Northcott in Wollongong because he wanted to learn the skills he needed to get out in the adult world and find a job. Going through this process Read more...

Creating a home, based on what home means to you

Choosing where you live is a big decision, impacting your happiness and wellbeing; sometimes making this decision can be overwhelming. This is why Northcott is introducing Individual Living Options (ILO), a product that provides people with disability with extra support to live their best lives, opening up a new world of housing opportunities for them. Read more...

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