Articles by Jacqui Caldwell

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 […]

New provider announced for Noah’s Ark WA

The Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) is pleased to announce that Activ will be the new service provider for Noah’s Ark WA. ILC Acting Chief Executive Officer Francine Snadden said we are delighted that the Noah’s Ark WA service will be continuing and congratulate Activ on being the successful applicant. “Activ has a long history […]

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 […]