News – Independent Living Centre WA

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 […]

New Services Coming for Carers in 2019

Services for carers in Australia are in the process of being revamped and upgraded to the Integrated Carer Support Services Scheme (ICSS) which will be rolled out during 2019. The Federal Government is investing $550 million over four years, in support for carers which includes an additional $106 million in funding. This heralds the biggest […]

New project explores how eye gaze technology can support students to engage in learning

 Following a pilot project in 2018 to increase schools’ awareness about and access to eye gaze technology for recreation, communication and learning, the ILC is undertaking a new project titled Eye Gaze: Access All Learning Areas. Thanks to a grant from Non-Government Centre Support (NGCS), ILC speech pathologists and occupational therapists will work within schools […]

AGOSCI Conference coming to Perth: 28 – 31 August

Hear from local and international presenters in the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) The ILC team is excited to be a part of this upcoming conference with a focus on ‘Building Connections and Changing PrAACtice’ in the field of AAC. AGOSCI is an inclusive group interested in enhancing the participation of all people […]

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 […]