Samantha Frain

Executive Director, Northcott Innovation

 Samantha Frain

Sam is the Executive Director of Northcott Innovation, the disability focussed not-for-profit behind the Nest home matching platform. With a background in Occupational Therapy, Sam has spent her career working alongside people with disability, their families/carers and their communities in both clinical and community settings. Sam is passionate about using human centred design principles as a roadmap to collaborating with people with disability in order to grow, trial and implement creative solutions that create meaningful and inclusive change. It was this commitment to building solutions around the stories and lived experiences of people with disability that led to Nest’s creation.

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Thursday 29 August 2019
3.30pm – 5.00pm

Civica Think Tank

Improving housing and accessibility for people with disability

Three key presentations will highlight the housing challenges faced by families and individuals living with a disability, the influence the NDIS is having on the current housing market and policy settings and how to achieve a model of universal housing design. Papers in this session have been co-authored by 1.Margaret Ward, Australian Network for Universal ... view