Independent Living Centre

Providing you information, training and access to communication and assistive technologies.

The Independent Living Centre (ILC) supports people with disability and seniors, their families and carers to access information about communication and assistive technology.

Our team can help you to enhance your functional independence at home, at work, and in your local community, further empowering you to live the life you choose.

Communication and assistive technology can include equipment to enhance and support your independence, including (but not limited to):

  • day-to-day equipment in the home
  • mobility equipment such as walkers
  • wheelchairs, and
  • modifications to your environment.

A range of assistive technology can be viewed and trialled at the ILC. Yooralla's team of trained therapists are available to provide you with information and advice, to ensure you make informed choices about the technology best suited to you.

The ILC does not sell equipment, but provides retailer details through the national ILC database.

Yooralla recently undertook an assessment of our Communication and Assistive Technology related services and sites to ensure that Yooralla remains viable and sustainable in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) market. Consequently, these services will transition to a new service model. The ILC phone advice and information service, the National Equipment Database (NED), professional development courses, ComTEC and assistive technology therapy services will continue. However the ILC displays in Braybrook and Blackburn will conclude on 14 June 2019.

Professional Development Courses

Yooralla offers a range of introductory workshops on communication and assistive technology. The 3.5 hour sessions are ideal for occupational therapists and physiotherapists whether you are a new graduate, student or experienced therapist.

Please contact ilc@yooralla.com.au or phone (03) 9362 6111 for more information.

Topics presented:

  • Introduction to Manual Wheelchairs
  • Introduction to Powered Wheelchairs
  • Introduction to Pressure Care – Cushion
  • Introduction to Hoists and Slings
  • Basic Principles of Seating (Home and Office)
  • Introduction to Walking Aids
  • Introduction to Home Modifications
  • Introduction to Mobility Scooters

Resources

 

Download: ILC factsheet (PDF, 172kb) 176kb Independent-Living-Centre-2pp_web.pdf

 

Download: ILC factsheet (Word, 381kb) 391kb Independent-Living-Centre_Accessible-word.docx

Contact

To find out more about Yooralla’s Independent Living Centre, please contact us.

Phone: 1300 885 886 (VIC only)
Or:
03 9362 6111 (National)
TTY:
03 9687 0301
Email:
ilc@yooralla.com.au
Address:
Shop C1, Central West Shopping Centre, 67 Ashley Street, Braybrook VIC 3019.

To speak to us in a language other than English please call us via the Telephone Interpreter Service on 13 14 50.

If you have a hearing or speech impairment, please contact us through the National Relay Service.

For information on Independent Living Centres outside Victoria, please visit the Independent Living Centres Australia website.

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