Articles by Jacqui Caldwell

ILC receives $2.6 million for disability equipment grants program

Disability Equipment Grant recipient Adam White shared his experiences with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Disability Services Mr Reece Whitby MLA today when he visited the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) in Nedlands to present a $2,674,838 Lotterywest certificate for the continuation of the grants program. 48-year-old Adam is a stay at home dad […]

Enabling Gerry’s independence through driving

Gerry works for the Health Department and being able to drive to and from work, as well as to other events and activities, plays a big part in her independence. Gerry, who has a spinal cord injury, has been driving with hand controls for many years. After buying a new car, a 2017 Toyota Aurion, […]

Trial in schools shows how eye gaze technology can support students to reach their full potential

Led by the Independent Living Centre WA, a pilot project that trialed eye gaze technology in schools has shown how this technology can support students with complex physical needs to learn, communicate and participate in recreation activities. The Engaging in Eye Gaze project has led to increased awareness amongst schools about how eye gaze technology […]

New Year to bring lots of ‘New’ to the ILC

By Steve Glew, Chief Executive Officer As 2018 draws to a close, our excitement increases about what’s to come in the new year for Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) and the people we are here to support. I would like to share some of these developments with you. A new name? The big question is […]

ILC Service Manager co-authors falls prevention paper

The ILC has proudly led and been involved in a range of research projects for many years. Recently ILC Service Manager Hilary O’Connell featured as a co-author for a paper on falls prevention titled ‘Falls prevention in community care: 10 years on’. An established occupational therapist, Hilary (pictured above) has broad expertise in Australia and […]

Disability Services Minister presents $4.7 million for disability equipment grants program and building refurbishment

Disability Equipment Grant recipient Robert McKenzie shared his experiences with Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson today when he visited the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) to present a $2.4 million Lotterywest certificate for the continuation of the grants program. Robert, 75 (pictured centre) who has paraplegia, has been driving with modified driving controls for nearly […]

Independent Living Centre WA Appoints New CEO

The Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) has appointed Steve Glew as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer. For the past 10 years, Steve was an Executive Director at the Department for Child Protection and Family Support, where he was instrumental in growing and developing community services to meet changing priorities across social policy areas. Prior […]