Articles by Gail Stacey

Festive season opening hours for ILC services

The staff of the Independent Living Centre WA would like to thank you for your support during 2018. We wish you a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year filled with independence, safety and wellness. The following services will be open as usual, other than public holidays, and can be contacted through the normal channels. […]

Research aims to improve rural OT driver assessment services

Independent Living Centre WA Occupational Therapist Sacha Marchant has been awarded the Freda Jacob scholarship for 2018-19. Freda Jacob AM was the inspiration, founder and driving force behind the development of the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC). The Freda Jacob scholarship, announced by the ILC Board in 2017 in memory of Freda, aims to acknowledge […]

Celebrating 40 years

This month the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) celebrated our 40th anniversary at a special event where over 100 guests also received a sneak peek at our new and improved assistive technology display floor, which is set to reopen on 2 January 2019. The Honourable Stephen Dawson, Minister for Environment and Disability Services, joined us […]

Suitable scooter enables Martie to hold her husband’s hand again

Martie, a wife, mother (to her children and dogs) and grandmother, enjoys being able to get out and about, do the shopping and keep in touch with her family. When Martie became eligible for WA NDIS one of her goals was to maintain her independence. “I was having difficulty getting around and was finding it […]

New project explores AT as a carer respite solution

The traditional form of respite such as in-home or out-of-home respite or social and recreational activities is well known, however, have you ever wondered about alternative respite supports for carers? Could the use of assistive technology (AT) be a valuable option for carers seeking respite? The Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) is excited to announce […]

Perth’s first ATSA Independent Living Expo exceeds expectations

Held for the first time in Perth at the Claremont Showground on 30 and 31 May, the ATSA Independent Living Expo exceeded expectations. More than 850 visitors attended the Expo to view a range of assistive equipment and technology on display by over 70 exhibitors and to attend the interesting and engaging conference programme sessions. […]

Occupational therapy support enables Barbara to stay where she loves, her home

Barbara Reeve lives at home with her husband on a beautiful block in the south of Perth. One of her passions is pottery, so much so that she has her own pottery shed in the backyard so she can practise her art whenever she likes. Barbara also enjoys cooking, playing mahjong and gardening. For Barbara, […]