Drop-in days are back!

Drop-in day season is here! Northcott is hosting drop-in day events across the state where you will be able to meet the Northcott crew and find out how we can support you to build new skills and become work ready. During these interactive sessions, you will be able to: > See our Everyday Life Skills, Vocational Skills Read more...

Sharing experiences and learnings on Cystic Fibrosis

May is Cystic Fibrosis (CF) awareness month, an opportunity to shine a light on CF, a genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. In Australia, one in 2,500 babies are born with CF, that’s one every four days. On average one in 25 people carry the CF gene and most are unaware Read more...

Celebrating International Nurse’s Day

As we do every year, today we are celebrating International Nurse’s Day. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the essential and vital role nurses have in our society. Northcott has a team of almost 100 highly experienced disability nurses, who play a central role in supporting our housing customers with complex medical needs. To Read more...

Northcott’s Swimming Carnival returns!

Last week over 90 primary school students from five different schools, dove in for lots of fun and competition at Northcott’s annual Primary Swimming Carnival at Ryde Aquatic Centre. The Primary Swimming Carnival is an opportunity for children with disability to have fun, make friends and compete against each other. “These inclusive carnivals are a Read more...

Support and connections

Two-year-old Sullivan and Ashaea were born a month apart. Both children are supported by a Northcott Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Coordinator to access services and supports through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Knowing the benefit sharing stories can have for parents, our ECEI Coordinator connected the children’s mothers, Tenneayle and Penny. When Penny Read more...

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...

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