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.

ILC offers services to rural and remote areas of Western Australia. You can view their upcoming trips here.

Quick links to our monthly calendars: September, October and November

Ongoing events at the Independent Living Centre WA
Support for Carers with Children or Adults Requiring Behavioural Support

Dolly Bhargava from Behaviour Zen will be providing a range of practical, strength-based ideas, skills and theoretical knowledge, helping you to participate effectively in your caring role for children or adults requiring behavioural support. Workshops will be held monthly with different topics.

Target Audience: North Metro Carers who care for a child or adult with a disability or mental health condition.

When: Wednesday 18th September, Wednesday 16th October and Wednesday 13th November 2019
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, 11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021
Cost: Funding available through North Metro CRCC

Eventbrite – Autism Support for Carers
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.

The group meet on a monthly basis and hear guest speakers talk about a range of different topics that aim to assist them in their caring role.

Target Audience: North Metro Carers who care for a family member or friend with dementia.

When: Thursday 26th September 2019
Time: 10:30am – 1:00pm
Where: Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, 11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021
Cost: Funding available through North Metro CRCC

Eventbrite – Dementia Education and Training for Carers
Men’s Carer Peer Group

The Independent Living Centre WA Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre North Metro is excited to commence a Men’s Carer Peer Group.

Dean Dyer, a Men’s Health and Wellbeing consultant will be facilitating the group and will assist with exploring how to continue to improve as a carer and to help other carers get better at caring by sharing what works for you and your life.

Target Audience: North Metro Sons, Brothers, Fathers, Uncles, Husbands, Neighbours and Mates all helping someone they care about who may have a disability, mental health condition, dementia or who are frail aged.

When: 24th September, 8th October, 22nd October, 5th November and 19th November 2019
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Where: Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, 11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021
Cost: Funding available through North Metro CRCC

Eventbrite – Mens Carer Peer Group
What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in September
Assistive Technology Workshop Series for OT Students

Are you interested in learning about the latest assistive technologies to help your clients be more independent? This workshop series aims to provide student and new graduate Occupational Therapists with an overview of assistive technologies (AT) available. Each workshop will provide participants with an overview of a particular equipment area.

Target Audience: Student and New Graduate Occupational Therapists

When:
Wednesday 18 September; 5.15pm-6.45pm; Wheelchair basics
Wednesday 25 September; 5.15pm-6.45pm; Hoists & Transfers
Wednesday 16 October; 5.15pm-6.45pm; Paediatric Equipment
Wednesday 23 October; 5.15pm-6.45pm; Pressure Management

Where: Independent Living Centre, 11 Aberdare Rd, Nedlands
Cost: $50 per session or $175 for all 4 sessions (save $25).

Eventbrite – Dementia Education and Training for Carers: Carers Week 2019 High Tea
What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in October
Home Modifications 101 - A Guide for Beginners

A one day introduction to home modifications for the occupational therapist who is new to this area of practice. Areas covered will include anthropometrics, construction methods, product selection and placement, cost-effective solutions to common problems, reading and interpreting plans; including practical sessions to apply this new knowledge.

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists

When: Friday 11th October, 8.30am – 4.30pm
Where: Independent Living Centre, 11 Aberdare Rd, Nedlands
Cost: $300 Early Bird, $350 Standard

Eventbrite – Dementia Education and Training for Carers: Carers Week 2019 High Tea
Structural Home Modifications - Advanced Practice

Structural Home Modifications - Advanced Practice will target those who have been involved in, or are moving to practice in major structural home modifications. This course will prepare you to draw and document design ideas, overlay circulation spaces and give a grounding in the standards and legislation which guide practice.

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists

When: Monday 14th October, 8.30am – 4.30pm
Where: Independent Living Centre, 11 Aberdare Rd, Nedlands
Cost: $300 Early Bird, $350 Standard

Eventbrite – Dementia Education and Training for Carers: Carers Week 2019 High Tea
Carers Week 2019 High Tea

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.

In celebration of National Carers Week 2019, the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre would like to invite you to enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea at Bistro 38 at Joondalup Resort.

Target Audience: North Metro Carers who care for a family member or friend with dementia.

When: Monday 14th October, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Where: Bistro 38, Joondalup Resort, Country Club Boulevard, Connolly WA 6027
Cost: Funding available through North Metro CRCC

Eventbrite – Dementia Education and Training for Carers: Carers Week 2019 High Tea
What's On at the Independent Living Centre WA in November
Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) 2-Day Introductory 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: Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th November, 9.00am - 4.30pm
Where: Conference Room, The Niche, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands
Cost: Early bird: $500 (ends Monday 14 October), Standard: $550

Eventbrite - Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) 2-Day Introductory Workshop
ILC Regional events and activities
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Country Services visit to the Wheatbelt Region

See our Occupational Therapists Lauren Farrell and Caroline Sandover, 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 Health Centres and the Dowerin Field Day. Some individual appointments may also be available on request.

When: 26-30 August 2019

Where: Northam Wyalkatchem, Dowerin, Cunderdin
More information available here
Country Services visit to the Great Southern and Wheatbelt Region

See our Occupational Therapist, Evana Jacobson and Speech Pathologist, Emma Mckinley who will be visiting the Great Southern and Wheatbelt Region to provide information, advice and have a range of equipment on display at a variety of local venues and the Newdegate Field Day. Some individual appointments are also available on request.

When: 2-6 September 2019

Where: Albany, Newdegate and Williams
More information available here