ILC’s Year in Review – A Snapshot of 2013 -14

  • Noah’s Ark Toy Library program merged under the ILC banner.
  • There were over 55,000 contacts with consumers throughout the year, many of whom accessed multiple services.
  • 22,000 contacts were with the assistive technology services.
  • The merger with Noah’s Ark correlated with a 23% increase in the number of children aged up to 12 years accessing the service compared to the previous year.
  • The assistive equipment services team visited 48 country towns during the year.
  • The assistive technology category enquired the most about during the year was mobility equipment.
  • Internet traffic to the National Equipment Database www.ilcaustralia.org.au increased from around 1,800 sessions to 2,500 sessions per day over the 12-month period.
  • ILC launched its new Training and Events service.
  • A number of successful events for carers were held including an innovative young carers camp.
  • Over 565 Disability Equipment Grants were provided to individuals.
  • 334 people with disabilities were assisted with vital equipment through the Equipment for Living grant program.
  • Over 400 people utilised the OT Driver Assessment Service to either determine their fitness to drive or need for modified driving controls.
  • The Home Modifications and Assistive Technology Project commenced.
  • A new look website with an integrated blog was launched.
  • ILC staff numbers grew to the highest level in ILC’s history with over 90 people providing the services delivered by the organisation.

Click here to view the 2013-14 ILC Annual Report