News – Independent Living Centre WA

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 […]

New free app for Australians with disability

The Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) has released a new free app, Equip Myself, that aims to empower Australians with disability by supporting them to identify assistive equipment and technology options that could assist them in their lives. Officially launched by Innovation Minister Bill Marmion today, Equip Myself provides users with easy access to information […]

New HACC Funded Allied Health Service

The Independent Living Centre are excited to announce the introduction of their new community Allied Health Service funded by the WA Home and Community Care Program (HACC). Our Allied Health Team will provide short-term Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy services in your home with a focus on regaining or maintaining physical, functional and cognitive abilities, which […]

All ILC WA phone lines are now working again

Please note that our phone lines to all our sites including our head office at Nedlands, IlC Cockburn, North Metropolitan Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre and Noah’s Ark WA Toy Library are now back up and working again.  Thank you and apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

New Horizons for ILC – Introducing our Allied Health Service for WA HACC clients

The Independent Living Centre WA is in the process of setting up an Allied Health Service that will support WA HACC clients to live as independently as possible, following success in this year’s WA HACC growth funding round. The service which will be staffed by occupational therapists, physiotherapists and non-allied health professionals will be operational […]

ILC Cockburn turns One!

Time flies when you’re having fun. Time also flies when you’re setting up a new Centre. Can you believe it has already been one year since the Independent Living Centre WA opened a new Centre in Cockburn? Set up like an apartment so people can see, trial and experience assistive equipment, technology and changes to […]

Disability Services Minister presents $2million Lotterywest certificate for the Disability Equipment Grant program

Disability Equipment Grant recipient Brian Piggott shared his experiences with Disability Services Minister Donna Faragher today when she visited the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) to present a $2,369,652 Lotterywest certificate for the continuation of the grants program. Brian was cleaning leaves off his roof a couple of years ago when his ladder slipped causing […]

ILC sparks discussion about AAC in schools at national

July saw six health professionals from the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) travel to the Gold Coast to attend the Australian Assistive Technology Conference (AATC), hosted jointly by ARATA and Occupational Therapy Australia. With a conference theme of “Collaborate, Empower, Transform” ILC attendees took the opportunity to learn from and share their knowledge with colleagues […]