From family home to first home with Northcott

There are few events in life that mark the transition to adulthood quite like moving out of the family home. For friends and Northcott Oak Flats customers Heather, Cara and Jamie, the often anxiety-provoking process was made easier with the support of Northcott’s Housing and Supported Independent Living service. Moving into a home that offers Read more...

Supporting young people with ASD to reach their career goals

Ben and Jack are both 20-years-old and have been attending Northcott’s Vocational Skills program in Casula since 2017. This week, ahead of World Autism Awareness Day, we caught up with the guys to find out how the program is supporting them to make their career goals a reality. How did you get involved in the Read more...

Tales from Two: Mia and Zenna

When our Wollongong customer Mia  (right) first met her support worker, Zenna, neither was sure they would get on. Now the pair spend 25 hours a week together, bonding over coffee, UNO and a special friendship. Mia: With Northcott I attend the gym three days a week and play a lot of UNO. I have Read more...

Nicholle’s journey with Specialist Supported Living

For our customer Nicholle, who has an intellectual disability and cerebral palsy, our Liverpool Specialist Supported Living (SSL) Respite service has provided a home away from home for the past six months. Liverpool Respite is one of Northcott’s SSL housing services for customers with complex medical needs. The service also supports people, like Nicholle, who Read more...

Changes to SDA make disability housing process easier

Whether renting or buying, we all long for a place to call home. For people with disability, that process has been made easier following changes that were announced in February after an Australian Government review of the SDA Pricing and Payments Framework. We spoke to Northcott’s Accommodation Project Manager Simon Breakwell to learn more about Read more...

Royal Commission Terms of Reference released

Ability First Australia is an organisation that represents a range of disability service providers across Australia. Ability First Australia supports the establishment of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.  We believe that a Commission marks a critical step in promoting the human rights of people with disability, and Read more...

Tales from Two: Richard and Duncan

Our Tamworth support worker Duncan (right) has worked with Richard since May last year, supporting him to move into supported accommodation with Northcott. The pair loves to have fun. When they’re together, life’s a big party of cooking, going out, watching DVDs and learning new skills. Richard: When Duncan first came to Northcott I already Read more...

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability – call for feedback on the draft terms of reference

The Federal Government has released the draft terms of reference for the upcoming Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. The Royal Commission will be a chance for people with disability, their families and carers to tell their stories about their experiences. The Government has said that it will hold Read more...

Innovative disability house for Oran Park

Say goodbye to traditional disability group homes and hello to a modern and accessible new standard of disability accommodation. Specialist disability housing provider DPN Casa Capace has partnered with Northcott as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Supported Independent Living (SIL) care provider and design collaborator for a first of its kind disability housing hub Read more...

Fun Day lifts spirits at Guildford

Hard times in life are unavoidable; the only thing we have control over is how we deal with them. After a tough few months at our Guildford accommodation, the staff found the perfect solution to raise the spirits of our customers – a Fun Day! Walking into the modern home and seeing smiling customers drawing, Read more...

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