What’s On

The Independent Living Centre WA offers a range of training and events aimed at providing information and education to a range of groups in the health, education, community and disability sectors, as well as for clients, family members and carers. Workshops are delivered by different teams within the organisation, based on their team’s skills and expertise.

ILC offers customised training and professional development which is developed to suit your own, or your organisation’s, specific needs.

Assistive Equipment Services,  ILC Tech and OTDA all offer a unique service making regular visits to rural and remote areas of Western Australia. You can view their upcoming trips here.

Quick links to our monthly calendars: February , March, April and May.

What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in February
Dementia Education and Training for Carers
Dementia Education & Training for Carers is coordinated by the Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre Metro North and supports people who are caring for their family member or friend with dementia.

Home Care Packages: 10:30am – 11:30am
Karyn Salter from Home Instead Care Services will be presenting information on Home Care Packages. The session will provide an overview and answer any questions carers may have regarding Home Care Packages. Carers will also receive a list of Home Care Package Providers in the north metro region on the day.

The presentation will be followed by a light lunch.

Target audience: North Metro carers who care for a loved one with dementia.

When: Monday 25th February 2019, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Where:Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, 11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021
Cost: Free

Eventbrite - Dementia Education and Training for Carers

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Starting work in the disability sector? New to working with AAC? Getting more referrals for clients with little or no speech?
This popular and practical 6 week series is designed to give Speech Pathologists new to the field of AAC and Speech Pathology Graduates confidence, practical strategies and resources to work with clients with AAC needs and their support teams.

When: Tuesday evenings 5pm - 7pm from 26th February to 9th March (19th March is a break week)
Where: Independent Living Centre, The Niche, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: Early bird: $350 Standard: $400

Eventbrite - AAC in Practice - Hit the ground running!
What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in March
Dementia Education and Training for Carers
Dementia Education & Training for Carers is coordinated by the Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre Metro North and supports people who are caring for their family member or friend with dementia.

Advance Care Planning: 10:30am – 11:30am
Lana from Palliative Care will be providing a workshop on Advance Care Planning. The session will look at how to plan ahead and let family and health providers know what someone would want if they could no longer speak for themselves.

The presentation will be followed by a light lunch.

Target audience: North Metro carers who care for a loved one with dementia.

When: Thursday 28th March 2019, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Where:Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, 11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021
Cost: Free

Eventbrite - Dementia Education and Training for Carers
What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in April
Supporting Adults with Complex Communication Needs workshop
Are you working with or supporting someone who has no speech, little speech or speech that is difficult to understand? In this workshop, our experienced ILC Speech Pathology staff will discuss what Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is and how it can help someone with complex communication needs to get their message across. You’ll complete the workshop knowing that there is a wide variety of communication supports available and how you can be a supportive communication partner with the person you’re assisting.

Target Audience: This workshop is essential for support staff, group home staff, family members, people with communication difficulties, AT Mentors and other professionals with an interest in supporting people with complex communication needs.

When: Wednesday 17th April, 9:30am - 11:30am.
Cost: Early bird: $120, standard: $150
Where: Independent Living Centre WA Training Room, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands

Eventbrite - Supporting Adults with Complex Communication Needs workshop

Dementia Education and Training for Carers
Dementia Education & Training for Carers is coordinated by the Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre Metro North and supports people who are caring for their family member or friend with dementia.

How to make a dementia friendly home: 10:30am – 11:30am
Nicole De Faria, an Occupational Therapist from the Independent Living Centre of WA will be providing information on how to make your home dementia friendly. Nicole will have a range of assistive equipment on display and will be able to answer questions on the day.

The presentation will be followed by a light lunch.

Target audience: North Metro carers who care for a loved one with dementia.

When: Monday 29th April 2019, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Where:Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, 11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021
Cost: Free

Eventbrite - Dementia Education and Training for Carers
What's on at the Independent Living Centre WA in May
Dementia Education and Training for Carers
Dementia Education & Training for Carers is coordinated by the Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre Metro North and supports people who are caring for their family member or friend with dementia.

Residential Facilities: 10:30am – 11:30am
Naomi Scott from Rosewood Care Group will be providing a presentation on Residential Care. Naomi will discuss the process of going into residential care, costs involved and approvals.
The presentation will be followed by a light lunch.

Target audience: North Metro carers who care for a loved one with dementia.

When: Thursday 23rd May 2019, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Where:Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, 11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021
Cost: Free

Eventbrite - Dementia Education and Training for Carers
ILC Regional events and activities
ILC Country Services visits to your Region

See our Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists from the Country Services Team, who will be visiting your Region to provide information, advice and have a range of equipment on display at a variety of local events. Some individual appointments may also be available on request.

Planning in underway for visits in 2019

Where: Expressions of interest are being sought, therapists are available for appointments and presentations. Please email country@ilc.com.au or call 1300 855 886
More information available here
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Country Services visit to the Wheatbelt Region

See our Occupational Therapist, Evana Jacobson from the Country Services Team who will be visiting the Wheatbelt Region to provide information, advice and have a range of equipment on display at a variety of local events. Some individual appointments may also be available on request.

When: 8th - 15th March 2019

Where: Wagin, Bruce Rock, Avon, Southern and Eastern Region
More information available here