News – Independent Living Centre WA

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 […]

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 […]

Changes to how ILC’s Expert AT Consultation Service will be charged for NDIS participants

People with disability and their supporting therapists can access expert consultations with ILC’s health professionals about assistive technology to support them to achieve their goals. Through an expert AT consultation at the ILC: our experienced health professionals will provide impartial advice about the most suitable assistive technology options for each individual; clients and their therapists […]

ILC – Honoured to celebrate 40th anniversary with Elizabeth Edmondson, customer of 33 years

2018, marked Independent Living Centre WA’s (ILC) 40th anniversary and many years of long term relationships with supporters, staff and customers. At our celebratory event last December, we were honoured to have present record-breaking Paralympic Swimmer Elizabeth Edmondson.  Elizabeth (69) broke five world records throughout her swimming career and at 14 won three gold medals […]

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 […]