Archive for the ‘Community Allied Health Services’ Category

Reaching Goals through Physiotherapy Group Trial

A trial physiotherapy group which was run by ILC at the North Beach Community Centre has shown some great results. The group consisted of up to eight individuals who each had a specific reablement goal, with all respondents reporting progress towards their goals as a result of involvement in the trial. Reablement aims to support […]

Assistive Technology Supports Paralympian, Sarah, to Live Life 

Sarah Vinci (28) is excited. She just opened the email confirming her new titanium basketball wheelchair, through her NDIS Plan, is due to arrive any day. Now the most senior member of the Australian Gliders, and Paralympian, this is great news. Sarah played several sports when she was young, but in 1998 when a friend […]

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 […]

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 Schools Team Winners at NDS Disability Support Awards

On Saturday 11 May, the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) Community Allied Health Services (CAHS) Schools Team were announced as the winners for the NDS WA Disability Support Awards 2019 in the category of Excellence in Innovation. The awards honour disability support workers who provide the highest standard of support to increase the quality of […]

Supporting ‘Social Butterfly Shaun’ to communicate with whoever he wants to

“On meeting Shaun for the first time it was clear that he is a happy person who brings joy into many people’s lives,” said ILC Speech Pathologist Katie Sala-Tenna. Shaun, 47, is a Dockers supporter, avid sports lover, family guy and social butterfly. Being able to communicate effectively with people, both familiar and unfamiliar to […]