Meet the ILC Country Services team. The team is a group of dedicated occupational therapists and speech pathologists who cover different regions throughout country Western Australia. Therapists do not work in these regions full time but travel to various regions for scheduled trips. Visit our What’s On page to see what areas are scheduled in future.
|The ILC Country Services Team|
|Amanda Hudson - (Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the UK)
Great Southern Region
I have been working at the Independent Living Centre since April 2012 including traveling on Country trips. I always look forward to my country trips to the Great Southern and over the last few years feel that I have developed lots of relationships with organisations and therapists. I feel very lucky to be able to visit and deliver ILC services to this beautiful region.
My professional interests include Aged care, mobility, wheelchairs and scooters however I have lots of experience with assistive equipment suitable for all ages.
|Lauren Farrell - (Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy)
Pilbara and Kimberley
I have been working at the Independent Living Centre since 2012 and have had the pleasure of working in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions from 2014. One of the great aspects of working at the ILC is that you get to see the advancements in assistive technology and test them. The world of assistive technology changes fast in the current climate of innovation and demand and it is exciting to share those experiences with the people in the regions we visit.
I find it important to remember that it is not just the big equipment items which change lives. It is often the little things which make big differences. A sock aid is not fancy, new or expensive but it can definitely help a person be independent.
|Simone Bunter – (Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy; Curtin University)
I joined the Independent Living Centre team in August 2015 and am excited to have a chance meet people living in the Goldfields region. I have a particular interest in enabling people to participate and engage in cooking, eating and drinking; and have some experience working with people with neurological conditions and vision impairment.
I love to learn about people’s unique needs and wants and am very enthusiastic about my role as an occupational therapist. I look forward to sharing my passion with people living in the Goldfields area through connecting with local resources, and helping individuals to overcome barriers.
|Lynda Quigley - (Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy)
Hello! My name is Lynda Quigley, and I am an occupational therapist here at the Independent Living Centre. I have worked at the ILC since May of 2016 and have to say that it is a great environment to work in, with supportive colleagues and a focus on delivering a quality service. I was a mature aged student so have come to the profession of occupational therapy later in life, but believe my life experience and education marry well. I have previously shared the South West country portfolio with Jess Mahon.
My experience to date has been in vocational rehabilitation and I have enjoyed the majority of my OT experience in a community based position assisting clients with brain tumours and motor neurone disease prior to coming to the ILC. I would frequently use the ILC as a resource when I was based in the community and I was so impressed to learn that the service extends to visiting regions and sharing our resources and expertise with country clients face to face.
South West Region
Simone has worked with the ILC since 2004 in a variety of roles. Her primary position since 2008 has been with the Occupational Therapy Driver Assessment team, where she has provided assessments and prescribed vehicle modifications for clients in Perth metro region, as well as Northam, Bunbury and more recently Albany rural locations.
Simone has recently relocated to the Southwest and is excited to carry on the great work that the ILC has established in the region to enable people explore the possibilities and live full and meaningful lives.
|Nicole De Faria - (Bachelor of Science) Masters in Occupational Therapy
South West Region
I completed my Masters in Occupational Therapy midway through 2016 and have worked at the ILC since then. I am excited to work alongside the South West region sharing knowledge and resources to support individuals.
My passion lies in enabling a just and inclusive society so individuals may participate to their full potential in daily activities. It never ceases to amaze me how the right choice of assistive equipment alone can prove invaluable in promoting function and independence.
|Emma McKinley - (Bachelor of Science in Human Communication Science)
Emma joined the Independent Living Centre team in February 2016. She has experience working with adults and children with a range of communication and literacy difficulties. Emma has always had a passion for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and helping people to communicate throughout their everyday lives. Prior to ILC she spent the previous two years in rural north Western Australia where she enjoyed working with a diverse range of clients and families.