In a bid to make everyday living easier for locals, the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) will be visiting Western Australia’s Pilbara region in May and June with a large range of assistive equipment items on display and for trial in its independence trailer.
As part of its country service, the ILC provides free expert information and advice to help people choose and access equipment and technology to enable them to better manage tasks at home, school, work and in the community.
People of all ages and abilities may benefit from the service, including a farmer who experiences back pain when driving a vehicle; a child having difficulty holding a spoon; or an elderly person feeling unsafe when standing in the shower.
The extensive range of equipment includes easier-to-use kitchen utensils, gardening tools, back supports and cushions, scooters, wheelchairs, walking aids, comfortable chairs, computer access items, emergency call systems and much more.
In addition to the various range of items on display, an online database comprising over 10,000 equipment items from around Australia will be on hand for viewing.
The trailer will be manned by ILC Occupational Therapist Lauren Farrell who will be available to help people make informed choices about equipment.
Whilst the ILC does not sell any items, information describing equipment and where it can be purchased can be provided.
If you are ageing, have a disability or health problem, are a carer, service provider or health care worker, don’t miss this opportunity to get up-to-date information on the latest in assistive equipment and technology.
The Independent Living Centre Trailer will visit Karratha, Roebourne, Port Hedland, Marble Bar, Nullagine, Newman, Tom Price and Onslow between 29 May 2014 and 19 June 2014. Please refer to the itinerary for specific dates, times and venues.