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 November.

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 November

Dementia 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: Centrelink
Darryl Pascal, a Financial Information Service Officer from the Department of Human Services will be providing information regarding centrelink payments.

Information being presented:
• Carers pensions and carers allowances.
• Aged pension vs carers pension.
• Income and asset assessments for community packages and permanent residential care.

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

When: Thursday, 22 November 2018, 10:30am – 1:00pm
Where: Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, 11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021
Cost: Free

Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) Introductory 2 day workshop

The PODD approach provides strategies to support the design, production and implementation of communication systems to enable genuine communication for a variety of functions in all daily environments. PODD includes strategies to minimise some of the common difficulties associated with the use of multi-level communication books.

Target audience: Speech pathologists, occupational therapists, teachers and parents of individuals who have complex communication needs. Family members and support people of someone using PODD, and those considering high tech PODD.

When: Thursday 29th and Friday 30th November, 9am - 4:30pm
Where: Conference Room 1, The Niche, Suite A, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: Early bird: $500, Standard - $550

Eventbrite - Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) Introductory 2 day workshop
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 sort, therapist are available for appointments and presentations. Please email country@ilc.com.au or call 1300 855 886
More information available here