How to plan the ultimate ski trip

By Kate Reid, 19 June 2018 , Comments

Winter is upon us once again, which means the Snowy Mountains will soon be blanketed in white just in time for another NSW ski season. Whether you’ve hit the slopes before, or are planning your first trip, we’ve put together some tips to help you embrace your inner snow bunny this winter. Planning your trip… Read more...

Volunteer Charles shares his career knowledge with Northcott customers

People decide to volunteer their time or skills to assist others or organisations like Northcott for many different reasons. Perhaps you’re looking for experience in a new field or career? Maybe you’re approaching retirement and want a new routine for your week? Whatever the reason, the general consensus is that volunteering is a sure-fire way Read more...

Building a healthy relationship between customer and carer

A carer, a care worker, a support worker; like many things in our changing disability industry there have been many words to describe these kinds of positions. But what is the right and respectful treatment for the faces behind this position within the industry? The faces who are the most vital part of our day-to-day Read more...

Coordination of Supports explained

With the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) came a raft of new terminology and supports for people with disability and their families to grapple with. Coordination of Supports is one example. If you’ve heard of Coordination of Supports, but you’ve got questions like, ‘What does it mean?’, ‘Do I need it?’, How Read more...

Tips to keep you well this winter

There’s many things to love about winter. Snuggling up under a blanket for a Netflix binge, taking a trip to the snow with friends, and who doesn’t enjoy a delicious hot chocolate. But winter is also a time of year when our health can suffer due to the onset of flu season and those pesky Read more...

Pav’s famous fruit crumble

On Friday afternoons at Northcott Parramatta, staff look forward to two things: the return of the weekend and the chance to get a taste of Pav’s famous fruit crumble. Pav – or ‘Pav the fruit man’ as he is fondly known – is one of our Parramatta Everyday Life Skills customers. After expressing a desire Read more...

Empowering students at Jarjum College

Sometimes, all that stands in the way of a person reaching their full potential is access to the right support. This philosophy forms the basis of Northcott’s work, and was one of the driving forces behind our partnership with Jarjum College. The college, located in the Sydney suburb of Redfern, is designed to provide a Read more...

Blake’s journey to independence

Finishing high school is an exciting time for Australian students. It signifies the transition to adulthood and the start of a young person’s journey towards independence. For our customer Blake, finishing Year 12 in 2014 was certainly an exciting time, but it also brought a raft of new challenges for him and his family to Read more...

Feeling the Vibe in Burwood

Earlier this month, Northcott held its first Feel the Vibe event for 2018. It was an overwhelming success, with people with disability, carers and health professionals all coming along to join us as we ‘lifted the lid on sexuality and disability’. From 10am to 12:30pm a forum was held, with presentations by experts in the Read more...

Ethan’s volunteering experience with Northcott

This week is National Volunteer Week (21-27 May), so we’re saying thanks to the children and adults who generously give their time to support Northcott’s work with people with disability and their families.  Some six million Australians* generously volunteer their time to support their communities and give back to society. Northcott is lucky to have a Read more...

Finding inclusion in an inaccessible world

Often living with a disability – particularly one that impairs movement – means making compromises and putting up with discrimination. This compromise and discrimination mostly goes unnoticed. Unfortunately this silent, unspoken reality has the capacity to disempower a person and make them feel like a lesser being. It’s not an intentional plot by society to Read more...

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