Tales from Two: Tara and Maxine (and Briggs)

By Tara Kean, Maxine Wright and Luisa Bustos, 7 April 2021 , Comments

Our Taree customer Tara and her support worker Maxine share a love of horses, so when Maxine realised Tara wanted to learn Dressage, she did everything she could to support her to achieve her goal. From exploring NDIS funding for lessons, to connecting Tara with esteemed trainers in Taree, Maxine’s support has opened up a… Read more...

Moving forward with our Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan 2020-2023

On Wednesday 31 March Northcott held a special event to celebrate the launch of its Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan 2020-2023. Northcott is committed to its reconciliation journey and improving outcomes and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Uncle Lex Dadd kicked off the official proceedings with a Welcome to Country and a beautiful Read more...

Dylan pursues his passion for cars and lands a full-time job

Dylan loves cars, and he has always been determined to make a living out of his passion. In 2016 he started the Vocational Skills Training (SLES) service at Northcott in Wollongong because he wanted to learn the skills he needed to get out in the adult world and find a job. Going through this process Read more...

Creating a home, based on what home means to you

Choosing where you live is a big decision, impacting your happiness and wellbeing; sometimes making this decision can be overwhelming. This is why Northcott is introducing Individual Living Options (ILO), a product that provides people with disability with extra support to live their best lives, opening up a new world of housing opportunities for them. Read more...

Flood impacts on Northcott offices

With heavy rainfall and flooding affecting many areas of New South Wales, Northcott’s offices in Port Macquarie and Taree have been impacted and are closed until further notice. If you have an enquiry regarding our services in flood-affected areas, please call our friendly Customer Service Team on 1800 818 286. Anyone affected by NSW floods Read more...

Sui is riding high this Down Syndrome Awareness Day

Sunday 21 March is Down Syndrome Awareness Day, a day when people all around the world celebrate the lives and achievements of people with Down Syndrome. This Down Syndrome Awareness Day we’re celebrating Sui’s achievements, who after a challenging start is living her best life. You might recognise Sui from our recent Annual Report, when mum Read more...

Opening up to new options gives Jackson a great opportunity to thrive

Jackson Crick is a pretty laid back type of person. He has been supported by Northcott In-Home and Community supports in Taree for several years. Just about everyone who meets Jackson, likes Jackson. Jackson has worked for an Australian disability enterprise for many years, but he wasn’t reaching his full potential. He felt he wasn’t Read more...

Nicole and George had a ‘ball’ during the weekend

Nicole Gallpen is a team leader at Northcott ECEI in Lismore. She works every day to support children and families to develop the skills children need to take part in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their lives. But she also has a family, and she realised her son George needed some Read more...

Building new skills and independence at school

Leaving school and transitioning to adult life is daunting for everyone, and a real challenge for people with disability. Recognising these challenges, Northcott launched Innov8, a new, free of charge 6-week program offered in schools for students with disability who attend years 9 to 12. Innov8 aims to make the transition smoother by offering students Read more...

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