Articles by Gail Stacey

Comments sought on ILC’s Draft Quality Evaluation Report

Disability Services Commission (DSC), one of the main funders of ILC services recently commissioned Goodrun Solutions to evaluate ILC services against National Standards for Disability Services. The evaluation focused specifically on: Standard 1:  Rights Standard 3:  Individual Outcomes Standard 4: Feedback and Complaints Goodrun Solutions has completed the evaluation and a draft report of the […]

Keeping up with Emerging Assistive Technology

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines Assistive Technology (AT) as “an umbrella term for any device or system that allows individuals to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do, or increases the ease and safety with which tasks can be performed.”  This definition recognises that assistive technology is any aid, device, program, or […]

Have your say about ILC’s services.

The Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) services are funded by a number of government departments as well as some services being provided on a fee for service basis. Disability Services Commission (DSC), one of the main funders of ILC services, regularly evaluates how well organisations such as the ILC meet the National Standards for Disability […]

Will the upcoming Aged Care Reforms affect you?

The recent Aged Care Reforms ‘Increasing Choice in Home Care’ commenced on 27 February 2017 and aim to improve the way that home care services are delivered to older Australians. The recent changes mean people now have more choice about their care and who it is delivered by.  It can sometimes be overwhelming to find […]

Meeting consumers’ needs in a world of choice and control

Consumer-directed care and choice is the prominent feature of the new disability, aged and community care service models throughout Australia. It is therefore essential that organisations operating within these sectors are providing services for individuals that meet their specific and individualised needs. At the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) it is our aim that our […]

New simple guide to help people to remain independent and safe in their own homes

The Independent Living Centre WA has released a new guide about simple assistive equipment and home modification options to assist people to remain independent and safe in their own homes. The Making Choices, Finding Solutions Guide is also full of useful tips and advice to help people to manage everyday tasks and common frustrations. The […]

Rosa’s vision for independence supported by assistive equipment

Meet Rosa. She lives with her husband Vin and is a mother to three children. She has a great sense of humour, enjoys watching movies, relaxing and loves to cook. Rosa also provides support for the family business. Rosa was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 10 years ago. Her vision is to remain independent and self-sufficient […]

Emerging Technology Expo a huge success

On 14 June the ILC opened our doors for the Emerging Technology Open Day, which was in every way an overwhelming success. From the demand for places, great attendee count and very positive feedback the event exceeded expectations. As attendees filtered in, chatting over tea and coffee and taking their seats in the Conference Room, […]

ILC to provide AT assessments advice for NDIA

The Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) is pleased to be appointed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to offer clinical advice for participants and the NDIA for identified assistive technology (AT) assessments. In this role our experienced health professionals will review identified AT assessments and identify any concerns with the recommendation(s) such as: non-compliance […]

Welcome to AT Chat!

After much consultation ILC’s ‘AT Capacity Building Project’ has a name; AT Chat. Led by a team of people with disabilities and using the principles of co-design; AT Chat aims to create better pathways for people to find information about AT (Assistive Technology). It is a peer-to-peer conversation sharing experiences and knowledge about AT in Australia. Whether it be equipment, […]