Assistive Equipment and Technology Services in Country WA
Our team of occupational therapists and speech pathologists visits regional and remote areas within Western Australia on request. We travel with either our caravan or trailer stocked full with assistive equipment and technology for people to view and trial. Our mobile caravan display is great for community events. We also have access to NED, the online Australian national equipment database, which contains impartial and up to date information on over 11,000 assistive equipment and technology products.
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT SELL ANY EQUIPMENT.
Assistive equipment and technology can range from something as simple as a jar opener or shoe horn, to more custom equipment like seating, communication devices, mobility aids and computer access controls. Our health professionals are experts in assistive equipment and technology and are passionate about promoting independence, safety and quality of life.
Talks to community groups
Groups such as Seniors, Probus, Rotary, Lions, Bowling Clubs, RSL, P&F, CWA , My Time play groups and Carers’ support groups can contact us prior to us visiting their local area to arrange a talk on a range of topics, such as Living with Arthritis or Choosing a Scooter, or we can help introduce you to the ILC and explain the services we offer. Contact us for further advice on 1300 885 886.
Our occupational therapists and speech pathologists can hold appointments with individuals and members of their support network to provide information and advice on equipment and technology options. We can bring along a wide range of products to explore.
A referral form will need to be completed for each individual requiring an appointment. The referrer will be the main contact person for the ILC. Appointment time and venue can be negotiated and may include home or school. The referrer will be responsible for informing those who are attending the appointment of the appointment time and location. We encourage the referrer to involve all necessary stakeholders including educators, therapists and family members.Country Services Referral Form
If the ILC is unable to visit your town we can provide information and advice via videoconference, teleconference or Skype.
If individual appointments are being booked it is helpful to have a videoconference prior to the visit to refine equipment choices. To find out more information please view the ILC Videoconferencing page.
Who we can help (eligibility)
We provide a service to the whole community, with a particular focus on children and adults with a disability, older people, their carers, service providers, health professionals and educators throughout WA.
The information and advice provided by ILC Country Services is a free service provided to people with a disability, older people, their carers and service providers.
Fees may apply for workshops. To find out more, please contact our team on the Enquiry Line 1300 885 886.
Funding for this service area is supported by both the Disability Services Commission (DSC) and Home and Community Care Program (HACC). Sponsored visits are also possible.