Values, Mission and History
Who is Northcott?
Northcott is a not-for-profit disability service provider that works with customers to realise their potential.
As one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit disability service organisations, we provide services from metropolitan and regional locations throughout NSW and the ACT. We have more than 85 years of experience and expertise in the disability service industry.
A registered NDIS provider, we employ almost 1000 staff and provide empowering, personalised services to over 13,500 people with disability, their families and carers each year.
What do we do?
Northcott provides personalised and dynamic support, delivered by a committed team who will optimise and maximise support and services for every customer.
Our experience and expertise gives confidence to our customers they are in good, trustworthy hands. Our commitment to innovation and pushing boundaries allows us to tackle any challenge currently creating barriers for our customers to reach their potential.
Northcott’s diverse range of service offerings and strong community partnerships gives customers easy access to the supports they need or want through a single gateway from our many locations.
What is our promise to each customer?
We will work creatively and relentlessly with each customer to unlock, discover and unleash their potential, supporting and empowering them to be the best they can be now and in the future.
Our customers are not numbers, they are unique individuals. We will personalise our services to each customer’s current and future needs and goals, every single one, to ensure their development and growth.
As advocates for our customer’s inclusion, we will empower them with confidence, choice and opportunity so they can live their life, as they choose, in their own way.
Values and Mission
Our purpose is to build an inclusive society where people can live the life they choose. We support people with disability to reach their full potential by providing services and support to promote a genuinely inclusive society.
Our vision is to grow our services because customers choose us as their provider of choice.
We are a values-based organisation that strives to foster a workplace culture based on our core values:
- Friendly and Considerate
- Committed and Enthusiastic
- Innovative and Responsive
- Ethical and Courageous
- Professional and Competent
Northcott was established in 1929 by the Rotary Club of Sydney as the NSW Society for Crippled Children.
The Society was formed in response to the polio epidemic and provided services to children with tuberculosis, polio and other diseases who had been excluded from mainstream society.
Our resident librarian and Northcott historian, Judi Lipp, can be contacted if you would like to learn more about our history. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1800 818 826 to chat with Judi.
Our Patron and Ambassadors
His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales, is our patron. He is passionate about helping people with disability lead a fulfilling life as valued and active members of the community.
Olivia Princi and Stephanie Clough are our 2016 Customer Ambassadors. Olivia is a young Sydney woman with physical disability and Taree based Stephanie is the carer of a son with disability.
Our Customer Ambassadors spread Northcott’s messages and advocate for the rights of people with disability in their communities.
Champion cricketers Alex Blackwell and Stephen O’Keefe, television journalist Mike Munro, Parramatta Eels legend Peter Wynne, rugby league star Joel Reddy, performer Jean Kittson and celebrity medical practitioner Dr Cindy Pan are our celebrity ambassadors.
Memberships and Accreditations
We are also an affiliate of US-based disability services organisation Easter Seals.
We helped create, and proudly support, the Every Australian Counts campaign for a National Disability Insurance Scheme.
We comply with the NSW Disability Services Standards for Ageing, Disability and Home Care funded service providers and has been certified by BSI under certificate number 607749.