News – Independent Living Centre WA

Do you care for someone living with mental health needs?

The ILC Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre (CRCC) is running a project in Perth’s northern suburbs to identify the Assistive Equipment and Technology needs of carers of people living with mental health illness. Carers’ involvement in this short survey would be greatly appreciated. This will help shape future Assistive Equipment and Technology services to better […]

ILC Founder Ms Freda Jacob AM has passed away, aged 97

It is with great sadness that the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) announces that our organisation’s Founder Ms Freda Jacob AM passed away in the early hours of Sunday 14 May 2017. The Independent Living Centre WA Board, management and staff express our deepest sympathy to Freda’s husband Hal Finkelstein, to her family and to […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]