Building new skills and independence at school

Leaving school and transitioning to adult life is daunting for everyone, and a real challenge for people with disability. Recognising these challenges, Northcott launched Innov8, a new, free of charge 6-week program offered in schools for students with disability who attend years 9 to 12. Innov8 aims to make the transition smoother by offering students Read more...

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day, and to show our support we spoke to three awesome Northcott employees to find out a bit more about them and asked ‘what do they choose to challenge?’. Leah Croft – Area Manager How did you find out about, or become connected with Northcott? Northcott was always on my Read more...

Celebrating Mardi Gras 2021 in different ways!

Although this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade looks a little different due to unprecedented times, that has not stopped Northcott from supporting customers to celebrate in style. With several events planned in our offices across the state, including a Rainbow Dance Party, a Costume Building Day and a Parade Viewing Party, Northcott Read more...

Marching for his rights

When Vitor was offered the chance to participate in the last year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras with Northcott, there were some hurdles that almost stopped him for attending. Support from Northcott’s Sexuality and Relationship Education service enabled Vitor to take part. More importantly, the support gave him the confidence to make his own Read more...

A boost of confidence to get ready for adult life

When Sean was 17, he was accessing respite services, but was lacking motivation. He felt lonely and spent most of his time in his room; he had no confidence and struggled to communicate with people. “We were at a point where we didn’t know which way to turn,” says mum Kim, who for that reason Read more...

A whole new level of confidence

Six years ago, our Ballina customer, David, couldn’t cook for himself, let alone a group of friends. Today – thanks to support from Northcott – the 42-year-old with mild intellectual disability is living independently, cooking his own dinner, cleaning up and even running social events for his friends and Northcott support workers. It’s a whole Read more...

Tales from Two: Aaron and Pat

Aaron (right) and his Northcott Support Worker, Pat, are familiar faces around their hometown of Tamworth. The pair are often seen out and about participating in community work, fundraising, socialising or cycling around town on Pat’s tandem bike. We caught up with them both recently at our new Wheels4Life cycling program. Aaron (with support from Read more...

Living the good life!

A sea change from Hobart to Coffs Harbour has given Peter more than just a new home. His mother Wendy says the 43-year-old “has never had such a good life”. Wendy is thankful for the support and care provided by the staff in Peter’s Northcott home. Wendy moved to Coffs Harbour to be closer to Read more...

Getting ready for big school

With back to school time fast approaching, Northcott Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) facilitator Donna Jones shares some great tips for families whose children have reached the important milestone of going to big school. Your child may need extra comfort and support as well as plenty of rest in the first few weeks. Familiarity with Read more...

Taking away the stress

After a lifetime of managing disability services for her two adult children Alex and Sui, accessing Northcott’s Coordination of Supports service has been life-changing for Janet. Her Northcott Support Coordinator Jo has not only found suitable supports for Alex and Sui, but handing tasks over has freed Janet up to spend more quality time with Read more...

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