Thanks to a Lotterywest grant, ILC Nedlands is being renovated and modernised as part of the refurbishment of The Niche building (see below for more information about this exciting project).
To enable the renovation to take place, the ILC Nedlands Display Floor is currently closed until 2 January 2019.
The scheduled re-opening time of November has been postponed to ensure that the assistive technology and equipment display, including the smart home technology set-up, meets the needs of the wide range of people who access our services.
The new display floor will offer clients many benefits including a greater range of smart home technology, the ability to visit the Centre remotely via a telepresent robot known as BEAM, a home like display, more professional consulting rooms and a self-service kiosk.
We thank you for your patience as we work hard to provide the best assistive technology display for you and look forward to welcoming you in the new year.
During the closure of the Nedlands Display Floor we are unable to offer:
- client appointments
- drop by times
During this period we are continuing to offer:
- our equipment and technology information and advisory service via our enquiry line on 9381 0608 or email@example.com
- access to our Cockburn Centre. Please call 9381 0608 prior if you are planning to visit the Cockburn Centre to ensure that your requirements can be met. Please note, this Centre displays a smaller range of equipment and technology than the Nedlands Centre.
- our equipment hire service. Please note we will aim to meet your hire requests as promptly as possible however there may be a delay in this service. We appreciate your patience as we endeavour to meet your requests.
- information sessions and community events. Information about these events will be posted on our Facebook and website what’s on pages.
- our other services including Occupational Therapy Driver Assessment, Grants and Equipment Funding and Community Allied Health Services.
About The Niche building refurbishment project
On 28 March 2018, Minister Dawson presented a $2.3 million Lotterywest certificate towards a refurbishment of The Niche building, which houses the ILC, Neurological Council of WA (NCWA) and Cystic Fibrosis WA.
The Niche building organisations provide valuable services that are accessed by a wide range of Western Australians, including those living with a disability, chronic health and neurological conditions, the frail aged and their carers.
The NCWA coordinates the Centre for Neurological Support, a well recognised information and support hub which provides accommodation for 13 neurological organisations and supports concepts of collaboration and integration.
The activities and services provided in the building include direct client activity for support advice and guidance; corporate services; customer service facilities; assistive technology and home modifications display areas; facilities for conferences, training and events; ICT hubs and organisational resource areas; and telehealth and videoconferencing facilities.
ILC Chief Executive Officer Steve Glew said the refurbishment aims to benefit the large number of visitors who use the services provided from The Niche building as well as the staff who provide these services.
“Visitors will experience a contemporary feel to the new facilities. Technology will be incorporated and upgraded to meet consumer’s needs, the ILC equipment display area will be modernized, and the consult space will better meet privacy requirements.
“In addition the use of space will be improved to increase staff accommodation and meet the needs of the growing mobile workforce,” said Mr Glew.
“I would like to thank Lotterywest for supporting the refurbishment project, and ultimately for making a difference to the lives of many Western Australians with disability.”