Articles by Chantal Husk

ILC Scholarship Recipients Aim to Improve People’s Lives

ILC team members Hilary O’Connell and Michelle Conway were recently awarded the 2019 Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) Scholarships to support the work they do with people with disability and older people. First introduced in 2007, the ILC Scholarship aims to provide employees with the opportunity to develop in an area that will enable them […]

ILC’s Year in Review

Supporting thousands of people to be independent, well and safe. The end of financial year brings with it many reporting tasks, which at the ILC we love as it provides an opportunity for reflection and validation of why we do the work we do. Check out these statistics from 2018-2019 for a snapshot of the […]

The Importance of Reablement

I often get asked what is reablement and why is it important? A 2015 survey conducted in the United Kingdom found that older people feared losing their independence more than death.  “I don’t fear death, getting old comes slowly, what I fear is becoming dependent on others and losing control. I fear losing control, my […]

Kayl Shares his Favourite AT and Life Hack

Kayl Jeffery spoke with us about how the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) assisted him with his assistive technology requirements through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). ILC Occupational Therapist, Cheryl Loo visited Kayl in 2018 to assess his goals, and review his current equipment:  “Kayl’s goals were to remain safe and comfortable in his […]

Communication that Breaks Down Barriers

Our Speech Pathology team offers communication device hire, services for schools and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) training.  ILC’s team members are experienced and skilled in AAC options and we can assist people in achieving their communication goals. You can contact us by phone, email, have an appointment in person or by video conference. Call […]

ILC WA Hosts Danish Ambassador for Showcase of Danish Healthcare Innovations

Danish Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency, Mr. Tom Nørring, attended the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC WA) in Nedlands on Tuesday 23 July, to introduce a showcase focusing on creating accessibility and mobility in the home and community.  Denmark is a leader in healthcare and reablement and the Danish healthcare system is structured around keeping […]

ILC – Honoured to celebrate 40th anniversary with Elizabeth Edmondson, customer of 33 years

2018, marked Independent Living Centre WA’s (ILC) 40th anniversary and many years of long term relationships with supporters, staff and customers. At our celebratory event last December, we were honoured to have present record-breaking Paralympic Swimmer Elizabeth Edmondson.  Elizabeth (69) broke five world records throughout her swimming career and at 14 won three gold medals […]

New Services Coming for Carers in 2019

Services for carers in Australia are in the process of being revamped and upgraded to the Integrated Carer Support Services Scheme (ICSS) which will be rolled out during 2019. The Federal Government is investing $550 million over four years, in support for carers which includes an additional $106 million in funding. This heralds the biggest […]

Right Respite Care Changes Warren’s World

Warren (79) and Hilary (78) are a retired couple who live in City Beach. Warren has a complex caring role for wife Hilary and he contacted the ILC WA’s Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre (CRCC) service after discussing his situation with a family friend. The CRCC was able to assist Warren with understanding the supports […]