Articles by Jacqui Caldwell

Noah’s Ark WA service transitioning

Unfortunately, we have had to make the difficult decision to transition the Noah’s Ark WA service on 31 January 2018. Our priority now is to assist families who use Noah’s Ark services and connect them with services that can support them into the future. The Noah’s Ark WA service will continue to be fully operational […]

Equipment for Living Grants to continue

We are pleased to announce that the Equipment for Living (EFL) grants will continue to be available throughout the 2017 – 2018 financial year. Administered by the Independent Living Centre WA, EFL grants are available to assist eligible people to obtain vital equipment not currently available through the Community Aids and Equipment Program or other […]

ILC Founder Ms Freda Jacob AM has passed away, aged 97

It is with great sadness that the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) announces that our organisation’s Founder Ms Freda Jacob AM passed away in the early hours of Sunday 14 May 2017. The Independent Living Centre WA Board, management and staff express our deepest sympathy to Freda’s husband Hal Finkelstein, to her family and to […]

New free app for Australians with disability

The Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) has released a new free app, Equip Myself, that aims to empower Australians with disability by supporting them to identify assistive equipment and technology options that could assist them in their lives. Officially launched by Innovation Minister Bill Marmion today, Equip Myself provides users with easy access to information […]

ILC launches new videos

What’s the saying? A picture is worth a thousand words. If that’s the case what is a video worth? The Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) is excited to announce the release of four new short videos, which we hope you agree are entertaining, informative, educational and a great way to promote the services of our […]

What exactly is occupational therapy?

I first came across the occupational therapy (OT) profession as a 22-year-old when I worked in a hospital in Melbourne. To be completely honest I had no idea what the profession was and how occupational therapists helped people. I remember going to one of the sections of the hospital and I could smell something tasty […]

ILC Cockburn now open Mondays

To improve access to our services, ILC Cockburn will now open every week day from 9am to 4pm. Come and visit us at our apartment style Centre for information about assistive equipment, technology or changes you could make to your home to maintain  your independence, safety and wellbeing. Read more about ILC Cockburn here  

ILC Cockburn Smart Home Display Now Open

The ILC opened new doors to the public on 3 September when Disability Services Minister Helen Morton officially launched ILC Cockburn, incorporating WA’s first integrated Smart Home Display Centre. Opening up a world of possibilities to Perth’s ageing population and people with disability, the Centre is staffed by occupational therapists who can provide expert unbiased […]

ILC Open Afternoons

To make visiting us easier, the ILC is trialing Open Afternoon sessions throughout December. The ILC Equipment Display Centre houses thousands of assistive equipment and technology products including: –       telecare technology such as emergency call systems, environmental sensors and GPS locators; –       mobility devices, such as wheelchairs and scooters; –       telecommunications including telephones and mobile […]