Equipment for Living Grants to continue

Young boy in car seat beside an ILC staff memberWe are pleased to announce that the Equipment for Living (EFL) grants will continue to be available throughout the 2017 – 2018 financial year.

Administered by the Independent Living Centre WA, EFL grants are available to assist eligible people to obtain vital equipment not currently available through the Community Aids and Equipment Program or other support programs.

The grants provide essential items that enable individuals with disabilities to have increased participation within their homes and communities.

Last year, grants totalling over $1.4 million were provided to assist over 620 people with disabilities to purchase vital equipment. This included electrically adjustable beds, mobility aids such as wheelchairs and scooters, personal hygiene equipment, specialised car seats, environmental controls and specialised recreation equipment.

One happy grant recipient was Lorraine Leverington who regained her independence after receiving a mobility scooter worth $5,500 through an EFL grant. Read more about Lorraine’s story here.

The maximum individual grant is $6,000.

Funding for EFL grants is made available by the State Government through the Disability Services Commission.

For further information about the EFL grants, including the application form and eligibility criteria, please click here.

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