The Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) provides information and advice, assessment, training, funding and hire services that enable Western Australians of all ages and abilities to live more independent and fulfilling lives.
Service areas include community allied health and home modification services, carer support and respite, assistive technology and equipment, Noah’s Ark WA Toy Library, occupational therapy driver assessment, Home and Community Care regional assessment, and grants and equipment funding.
The ILC was founded in 1977 by Ms Freda Jacob as an information and advisory service on assistive equipment and technology. The organisation has expanded and grown over the years, managed and driven by an effective Board of Management.
For people to reach their goals to live independent and full lives through easy access to community allied health services, the right assistive technology and home modification solutions.
To support all individuals, including people with disability, those who are ageing, their families and carers to live full and independent lives. We do this by providing individuals with allied health solutions and the right assistive technology that enables them to live in good health and independently at home and in the community. Our passion and motivation comes from making a real difference to individuals’ lives.
- Integrity: Working, behaving, speaking and listening with honesty and truthfulness.
- Passion: Going the extra mile because we believe in what we do.
- Respect: Valuing people and embracing their individual or unique qualities.
- Collaboration: Building relationships, sharing knowledge and ideas.
- Innovation: Seeking creative solutions and opportunities, having confidence to think differently and have a go.
- Responsible: Being reliable and accountable and doing as we say we will do.
Watch our new video below to find out more about how we could help you or someone you care for:
*Please note our new CEO is Mr Steve Glew
The ILC’s operations are extensively supported by State and Commonwealth government funding. Agreements are currently in place with the State Disability Services Commission (DSC); the Commonwealth/State Home and Community Care Program (HACC); the Commonwealth Department of Social Services and Lotterywest.
The ILC is funded by these Government Departments to provide people with disability, the frail aged and their families access to professional expertise and services that contribute to the outcomes of wellbeing, independence, positive relationships, development of abilities, skills and competencies and participation in community life.
You can find more information about our funding sources from our recent Annual and Financial Reports here.