Articles by Chantal Husk

Merry Christmas from the ILC!

The ILC wishes everyone a wonderful Christmas and a safe and enjoyable festive season. Please remember to stay safe on the roads and be courteous to other road users.  We will be open during the Christmas and New Year break except for the public holidays 25-27 December and 1 January.  If you are looking for assistive […]

Get From A to B with ILC!

The ILC’s Driving Service provides driver rehabilitation services for people with disability or a medical condition which may affect their ability and confidence to drive. In addition to assessments we are now offering driving lessons with a Driving Instructor experienced in rehabilitation, driving in a modified vehicle. Lessons are available for first-time drivers as well […]

Reaching Goals through Physiotherapy Group Trial

A trial physiotherapy group which was run by ILC at the North Beach Community Centre has shown some great results. The group consisted of up to eight individuals who each had a specific reablement goal, with all respondents reporting progress towards their goals as a result of involvement in the trial. Reablement aims to support […]

Assistive Technology Supports Paralympian, Sarah, to Live Life 

Sarah Vinci (28) is excited. She just opened the email confirming her new titanium basketball wheelchair, through her NDIS Plan, is due to arrive any day. Now the most senior member of the Australian Gliders, and Paralympian, this is great news. Sarah played several sports when she was young, but in 1998 when a friend […]

ILC to Change Names in 2020

I feel a change coming… We are very excited to let our customers know in advance that the Independent Living Centre WA will undergo a name change in January 2020. Our services and our commitment to providing the best services in allied health and assistive technologies will continue as normal and for the time being […]

ILC talks all things AT

A few weeks ago, we were happy to have the opportunity to speak with Kerry Scott of Radio Fremantle about the services ILC offers and how we can assist people. Thank you to ATS Coordinator, Lynda Quigley who was a fabulous interviewee and great advocate for us. If you missed it live you can listen […]

ILC Scholarship Recipients Aim to Improve People’s Lives

ILC team members Hilary O’Connell and Michelle Conway were recently awarded the 2019 Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) Scholarships to support the work they do with people with disability and older people. First introduced in 2007, the ILC Scholarship aims to provide employees with the opportunity to develop in an area that will enable them […]

ILC’s Year in Review

Supporting thousands of people to be independent, well and safe. The end of financial year brings with it many reporting tasks, which at the ILC we love as it provides an opportunity for reflection and validation of why we do the work we do. Check out these statistics from 2018-2019 for a snapshot of the […]

The Importance of Reablement

I often get asked what is reablement and why is it important? A 2015 survey conducted in the United Kingdom found that older people feared losing their independence more than death.  “I don’t fear death, getting old comes slowly, what I fear is becoming dependent on others and losing control. I fear losing control, my […]

Kayl Shares his Favourite AT and Life Hack

Kayl Jeffery spoke with us about how the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) assisted him with his assistive technology requirements through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). ILC Occupational Therapist, Cheryl Loo visited Kayl in 2018 to assess his goals, and review his current equipment:  “Kayl’s goals were to remain safe and comfortable in his […]