What’s On

The Independent Living Centre 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.  Some events are aimed at clients, family members and carers, through to sessions for health professionals, educators and service providers. Workshops are delivered by different teams within the organisation, based on their teams skills and expertise.

ILC also offers customised training and professional development using an interactive and hands on approach.

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: for September.

Nedlands 'Drop By' times
Image of tools on a yellow background*Please note the ILC Nedlands Display Floor will be closed for renovation from 17 September until late November. Please follow this link to find out more about the services we are offering during this time.

ILC 'Drop By' times (Assistive Equipment Services)
Drop in to view the thousands of products on display at the ILC Equipment Display Centre. No appointments are necessary and therapists will be available to offer assistance during the times below.

When: Every Wednesday and Friday between 10.00am and 1.00pm
Where: ILC Nedlands Head Office, The Niche, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: Free with parking available on site

Please note: Some complex technology and equipment items are not suitable for viewing during our ‘Drop By’ times. You may be required to make an appointment to get advice about these items. ILC Tech staff are unavailable during ‘Drop By’ times. We know that your time is valuable. It is therefore recommended that you contact the ILC on 9381 0600 prior to visiting us to see if an appointment is necessary for the equipment or technology you would like to view. This will ensure that you get the assistance you require when you come in.
View further information about ILC Assistive Equipment Services


What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in September
NDIS Information Workshop for Carers *Sold Out*

It is important for communities to understand and prepare for the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Western Australia. Participants of the NDIS have choice and control over the way they purchase and receive their support needs, through individual packages of support.

Carers WA in partnership with the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre – North Metro, is hosting an information session in Joondalup which will cover:

- A general overview of the NDIS
- The importance of planning
- Plan management options
- Question and answer time

If you require respite or transport to attend, please contact the ILC CRCC team on 1800 052 222

Target audience: Carers living in the Joondalup and Wanneroo area

When: Thursday, 20th September 2018
Time 10am – 2:30pm
Where: Joondalup Reception Centre, 102 Boas Avenue, Joondalup
Cost: Free, with a light lunch included

Teaching Movements for Communication Workshop - Only 2 tickets remaining!

This intensive five day workshop will provide participants with an in depth opportunity to explore the movement differences associated with cerebral palsy, other significant neurological movement impairments (eg Rett Syndrome, Prader Willi Syndrome), and severe sensory processing challenges. There will be a focus on identifying these posture and movement challenges in relation to their impact on communication development, assessment and intelligibility. A range of strategies and a process to teach movements for communication will be demonstrated.

Target audience:Teams who are working with children who have severe physical and sensory challenges and are struggling to access augmentative communication systems.

When: Monday 24th September to Friday 28th September, 9am - 4:30pm
Where: Gladys Newton School, 93 Balga Avenue, Balga WA 6061
Cost: $1300

Eventbrite - Teaching Movements for Communication Workshop
DETC imageDementia Education and Training for Carers
The Respite and Carelink Centre aims to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia by supporting their Carers. One way we achieve this is through running Dementia Education and Training sessions for Carers. We hold regular sessions to enhance carer skills and connecting our Carers to key information about dementia.

10:30am – 11:30am: Independent Living Centre
Nicole De Faria an Occupational Therapist from the Independent Living Centre – Assistive Equipment service will be providing information and advice on available assistive equipment that can support you in your caring role.

12:00pm – 1:00pm: SafeActions
Julie Macrae from SafeActions will be providing an information session on manual handling to assist you in your caring role. Julie will discuss safe postures and actions when assisting a loved one with sitting, standing, walking, getting in/out of bed and getting up from the floor after a fall.

Target Audience: North Metro Carers who care for someone with dementia.

When: Thursday, 27 September 2018, 10:30am – 1:00pm
Where: Currambine Community Centre, 64 Delamere Avenue, Currambine WA 6028
Cost: Free

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.

When: Planning in progress for the following visits
Pilbara Region - 3rd to 14th October
Goldfields Region - 18th to 26th October
South West Region - 20th to 24th October
Great Southern Region - 7th to 14th November

Where: Expressions of interest are being sort, therapist are available for appointments and presentations. Please email country@ilc.com.au or call 1300 855 886
More information available here