Stories - Northcott

Valuable Vivid visiting tips!

The largest festival of its kind in the world, Vivid Sydney shines from 26 May to 17 June 2017.  Sydney’s multi award-winning festival of light, music and ideas presents another innovative and awe-inspiring creative program over 23 days. Vivid organisers are also committed to delivering an accessible and inclusive event suitable for everyone. Northcott has Read more...

Have a say in our future direction!

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) launched in many areas across NSW from 1 July last year and will launch in remaining areas from 1 July 2017.  Eventually, all Northcott customers will be affected by the NDIS. Northcott wants to gain an understanding of your view of the scheme and how you see Northcott working Read more...

Happy Mother’s Day!

With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday we thought it was the perfect time to chat to one of our long term customers, Sandy Moylan, about what it’s been like for her being a mum with disability. Sandy lives with cerebral palsy and her husband Brad lives with spina bifida. The couple met while doing Read more...

National Volunteer Week

National volunteer week is a nationwide celebration that recognises the 6 million Australian’s who volunteer in their free time. Every year students, professionals and ex-staff all choose to volunteer for Northcott. To commemorate these individuals and the start of national volunteer week, we asked a few of our volunteers what volunteering means to them.  Read more...

Northcott contributes to Australian Human Rights Commission Report on Disability Rights

In March 2017, Northcott contributed its submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission report entitled ‘Shaping our future: Discussions on Disability rights’. The AHRC consultations were spearheaded by Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin with the aim of seeking views from people across the country on disability rights issues in areas such as Education, Employment, Housing, Read more...

Pinch me! Is this really my job?

This is what Northcott Support Worker Sue Joyner said to herself last year when, as part of her role, she found herself on stage at the Riverside Theatres in Parramatta, grooving to Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’ while participating in the Accessible Arts Program. Sue was born in the UK where she trained and worked for Read more...

Northcott launches in Wollongong

With the NDIS set to roll out in the Illawarra Shoalhaven from the 1st of July Northcott is expanding its services in the region. To mark the occasion we will be hosting a launch party at our brand spanking new offices right in the heart of Wollongong on Friday 28th April. Mark Borg, Area Manager Read more...

Teen Ski Camp 2017

Last year 13 year old Dylan Schwarz went away from home for the first time on a ski camp which was co-ordinated through Northcott’s Short Breaks and Outings service. Dylan has lived with cerebral palsy and spastic dystonic quadriplegia since birth and two of his key goals are to increase his independence and ability to Read more...

Northcott customers use 3D printing to design and create their own future

For the past ten years Anna, a long term resident at Northcott’s Beverley Park accommodation service has been unable to drive her own wheelchair. Until recently that is. As a participant in Northcott’s Hack-a-Home project which is a global first collaboration between the University of Technology, Ability Mate, Northcott & Northcott Innovation, Anna has been Read more...

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