Articles by Gail Stacey

ILC’s HACC Allied Health Service opens up to Perth metro area

ILC’s new Allied Health Service, funded by the WA Home and Community Care (HACC) Program, is now available across the whole of the Perth metropolitan area. Our allied health professionals can provide short term occupational therapy and physiotherapy services in people’s homes. The focus of the therapy is on regaining or maintaining an individual’s physical, […]

Assistive technology users lead new project to improve AT information

What is assistive technology (AT)? How can it help me? How can I find out about what’s out there? What’s new? How do I know what AT is best for me? What do others use? How can I access it? Is there funding available? How do I access this funding? Where do I find out […]

$50,000 grant assists pensioners

The Independent Living Centre was fortunate to receive a $50,000 grant from the Theodore and Isabella Wearne Charitable Trust recently. The grant will assist older West Australian pensioners living with a disability, who are not eligible for other government funding, to acquire assistive technology through the ILC’s equipment grants programs. Previous funding provided by the […]

ILC’s Resources Go Global

For students with impaired physical, sensory and cognitive abilities it can be difficult to identify and develop a reliable and independent access method to enable them to participate in classroom activities and therefore access the curriculum. The development of mainstream and specialised assistive technology in recent years provides students with more opportunities to participate in […]

Being there when you can’t be there

Communication and staying involved in the lives of family and community is vital to everyone’s health and well being but it is not always easy for everyone.  There is a large diverse range of communication devices available that can help from big button phones through to complex Assistive Communication Devices dependent on your individual needs. […]

Improved assistive equipment service for south west residents

Due to a growing demand for its allied health services the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) has set up a new base in Busselton to provide a better service for people living in the lower south west region of WA. Locally based occupational therapist Jessica Mahon has been assisting locals with their assistive equipment, technology […]

ILC Christmas and New Year closure

The team at ILC would like to wish everyone a lovely, happy and safe Christmas. Our head office (including showroom) and ILC Cockburn services will be closed on Monday 26th December 2016 re-opening on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. Our Home and Community Care (HACC) Regional Assessment Service, HACC Allied Health Service and our Commonwealth Respite […]

ILC Elves create the ‘Ideal Christmas present’ list for 2017

With a hohoho and a jingle of bells, it’s that time of year again – a time to find the perfect Christmas present for those you care about.  Determining who is on the “naughty” and “nice” list can be quite challenging. On top on that you need to find the time to hunt for the […]