Flood impacts on Northcott offices

With heavy rainfall and flooding affecting many areas of New South Wales, Northcott’s offices in Port Macquarie and Taree have been impacted and are closed until further notice. If you have an enquiry regarding our services in flood-affected areas, please call our friendly Customer Service Team on 1800 818 286. Anyone affected by NSW floods Read more...

Sui is riding high this Down Syndrome Awareness Day

Sunday 21 March is Down Syndrome Awareness Day, a day when people all around the world celebrate the lives and achievements of people with Down Syndrome. This Down Syndrome Awareness Day we’re celebrating Sui’s achievements, who after a challenging start is living her best life. You might recognise Sui from our recent Annual Report, when mum Read more...

Opening up to new options gives Jackson a great opportunity to thrive

Jackson Crick is a pretty laid back type of person. He has been supported by Northcott In-Home and Community supports in Taree for several years. Just about everyone who meets Jackson, likes Jackson. Jackson has worked for an Australian disability enterprise for many years, but he wasn’t reaching his full potential. He felt he wasn’t Read more...

Nicole and George had a ‘ball’ during the weekend

Nicole Gallpen is a team leader at Northcott ECEI in Lismore. She works every day to support children and families to develop the skills children need to take part in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their lives. But she also has a family, and she realised her son George needed some Read more...

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...

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