News – Independent Living Centre WA

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 […]

OT assessment leads to Lynette’s new lease of life

With an abundance of assistive equipment items on the market it’s fairly simple to walk into a shop and buy a product you think would assist you in some way. But how do you know you are getting the best piece of equipment for you? What if the piece of equipment you choose in fact […]

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 […]

Equipment for Living Grants to continue

We are pleased to announce that the Equipment for Living (EFL) grants will continue to be available throughout the 2017 – 2018 financial year. Administered by the Independent Living Centre WA, EFL grants are available to assist eligible people to obtain vital equipment not currently available through the Community Aids and Equipment Program or other […]

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, […]

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 […]