News – Independent Living Centre WA

Suitable scooter enables Martie to hold her husband’s hand again

Martie, a wife, mother (to her children and dogs) and grandmother, enjoys being able to get out and about, do the shopping and keep in touch with her family. When Martie became eligible for WA NDIS one of her goals was to maintain her independence. “I was having difficulty getting around and was finding it […]

Silence the CEO 2018

Variety – the Children’s Charity is calling on WA business leaders to live one day of silence, like many children who are living with complex communication needs. Independent Living Centre (ILC) WA CEO Steve Glew is taking part in this wonderful initiative on Tuesday September 18 and would love your support to raise money as […]

ILC Nedlands Display Floor closed for renovation from 17 September

Thanks to a Lotterywest grant, ILC Nedlands is being renovated and modernised as part of the refurbishment of The Niche building (see below for more information about this exciting project). To enable the renovation to take place, the ILC Nedlands Display Floor is currently closed until 2 January 2019. The scheduled re-opening time of November […]

New project explores AT as a carer respite solution

The traditional form of respite such as in-home or out-of-home respite or social and recreational activities is well known, however, have you ever wondered about alternative respite supports for carers? Could the use of assistive technology (AT) be a valuable option for carers seeking respite? The Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) is excited to announce […]

Introducing GEAT – a new Goods, Equipment and Assistive Technology service as part of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme

It is well recognised that assistive equipment and technology can enable people to do tasks that they otherwise would be unable to do, or to support people to be safer and more independent. As of 1 July 2018, the ILC will be providing a new service, known as GEAT (Goods, Equipment and Assistive Technology), which […]

HACC Allied Health Service to transition to Commonwealth Home Support Programme for older people

As of 2 July 2018, the ILC’s Allied Health Service funded by the WA HACC (Home and Community Care) Program will transition across to the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) for people aged 65 and over and 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Commonwealth Home Support Programme provides entry-level […]

Perth’s first ATSA Independent Living Expo exceeds expectations

Held for the first time in Perth at the Claremont Showground on 30 and 31 May, the ATSA Independent Living Expo exceeded expectations. More than 850 visitors attended the Expo to view a range of assistive equipment and technology on display by over 70 exhibitors and to attend the interesting and engaging conference programme sessions. […]