News – Independent Living Centre WA

Right Respite Care Changes Warren’s World

Warren (79) and Hilary (78) are a retired couple who live in City Beach. Warren has a complex caring role for wife Hilary and he contacted the ILC WA’s Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre (CRCC) service after discussing his situation with a family friend. The CRCC was able to assist Warren with understanding the supports […]

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, […]

Refocus on Reablement as an Evolution in Aged Care

The Independent Living Centre’s Hilary O’Connell was invited to attend a three-day workshop in Norway in November 2018. She joined Researchers from seven other countries (Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and UK) to become part of the ReAble Network, an international collaboration of known experts in the field of Reablement research. This mix […]

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 […]

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 […]