Stories - Northcott

Family Ties

By Gretta Serov, 12 July 2017 , Comments

All throughout our lives it is undeniable that there are times when each of us have found ourselves wondering about how our family, upbringing and home life have influenced our personality and relations with others today. Like many other aspects in society, this also extends to the disability world where from my experience, it can… Read more...

The Adaptive Learner Vehicle is here!

If you or the person you care for has always wanted to get their driver’s licence, but until now have found the cost of doing so to be a road block (excuse the pun!), Northcott has just launched an exciting new initiative which could change all that. Northcott has recently had a fleet of four Read more...

NDIS and Northcott’s Journey

While the NDIS journey has just begun for many people across NSW, Northcott has been on the NDIS ‘bus’ for quite some time. As a very brief history lesson, let me share with you Northcott’s NDIS journey. It commenced nine years ago in 2008, when Bruce Bonyhady,member of the Commonwealth Government’s Disability Investment Group, lobbied Read more...

Making things simple

Vik Murthy was working as an Area Manager in retail sales and simply got to the point where he didn’t feel a sense of reward or achievement any more. “I was over it and I really wanted a change to work in a job where I could truly contribute to the community.” says Vik. “I Read more...

Can’t wait for cricket season!

While cricket is one of the national sports of Australia, for much of its history people with disability have had to enjoy it from the grandstands as opposed to on the cricket pitch. That all changed however when Northcott customer and employee, Ben Keyte went away on a trip with a group of men with Read more...

National Indigenous Youth Parliament

The National Indigenous Youth Parliament was a week long program run by the Australian Electoral Commission, YMCA and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. The program involved bringing together 50 young Indigenous Australians 16 – 25 from across Australia with the group combined travelling over 80,000 kms to arrive in Canberra. The Read more...

Getting the best educational outcomes for all our kids

Last week Senator Pauline Hanson found herself at the centre of a media storm when she stated in Parliament that it would be better if children with disabilities were removed from mainstream classrooms so they could be taught in “special classrooms”. These comments received widespread condemnation from all sides of politics as well as numerous Read more...

Advice to your younger self….

Parenting a child with disability is no easy journey and while parenting is challenging for everyone, the extra demands placed on parents of kids with disabilities – especially mothers – are enormous. So, knowing what you know now, what advice would you give to your younger self at the start of your parenting journey? We Read more...

AFOs custom made using 3D technology

Northcott Innovation and AbilityMate are searching for 20-30 children aged 2-8 to take part in a free clinical trial for 3D Printed Ankle Foot Orthotics.  Your child will be treated by two highly respected Orthotists, and will receive a pair of custom-made 3D Printed AFOs. The study goes for 6 months but the AFOs are Read more...

Why getting a pet may be one of the best things you ever do…

Feel better when you’re with your pet? You’re not alone. Researchers in Australia and around the world are finding that having pets in your life can bring about substantial benefits to your health and wellbeing. And if you have a disability, the positive effects can be even greater. Here’s just a few ways that a Read more...

Our roaming CEO

Ever wondered what a month in the life of Northcott CEO, Kerry Stubbs entails? Here’s a short introduction. Kerry is rarely sitting in the Parramatta office behind her desk attending to emails. “Thank goodness for that!” She says. While actioning emails are absolutely a necessity for her, more often than not, she does this ‘on Read more...

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