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1 in 5 Australians have a disability
Since June this year, Northcott staff noticed that 4 out of 5 young adults with a disability have reached out for support because they were experiencing distress, disengagement and anxiety.
Lockdown had a hard toll on everyone but the effect on young adults with disability is ten-fold. Their routine was disrupted, many didn’t understand what was happening and why they needed to wear masks.
Giving to Northcott means that young adults like Becki will be able to have more opportunities to learn new skills while having fun with their friends. Your donation will allow them to enjoy more outings where they can interact independently with other adults.
The lockdown had a hard toll on many!
All these uncertainties created stress, anxiety and disengagement. Many of us will bounce back but young adults with disability need a lot of support so they can get back on track, re-engage and rebuild their lives.
People with disability often struggle to cope with the world around them. They need familiar spaces and routines to feel safe.
Your support today will allow young adults to experience meaningful opportunities to leave lockdown behind and laugh out loud again!
“I want Becki to do the simple things we all take for granted, like buying a train ticket and feeling confident and responsible without mum and dad around her. We look forward to Becki accessing respite services and spending a couple of nights away from home with other friends from Northcott. It will help her become more confident at problem-solving and feel a greater sense of independence in a safe environment"
Alison, Becki’s mum
A big thank you to our Supporters
The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal