Happy new year and welcome to 2020. This year the Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) will make the biggest changes experienced by the organisation in its 41-year history.
From January 2020 the ILC will change its structure and it will be known as Indigo.
As part of the new structure, a new organisation called Independent Living Assessment (ILA) has been established.
All services currently provided by the ILC will continue, either under Indigo or ILA.
Indigo and ILA Chief Executive Officer Steve Glew said the ILC has changed its structure so the organisation can deliver its services and support customers better, well into the future.
“The two organisations enable us to better focus on the purpose of each organisation,” said Mr Glew.
“Indigo will focus on providing tailored allied health and assistive technology solutions.
“Independent Living Assessment will focus on supporting people through assessment, navigation and sector capacity building initiatives.
‘Both organisations share the common vision of a community in which all abilities are valued, where people have the knowledge, tools and confidence to participate.”
The services provided by Indigo include:
Allied Health Services
The services provided by ILA include:
Grants, including DEG and EFL
Regional Assessment Services
Sector Support and Development
Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre
Indigo is a name that conveys a sense of freedom, which, in essence, is what we provide to customers through our wide range of assistive technology and allied health services.
The word Indigo also has many characteristics which align closely with how our people work with customers, including wisdom, empathy, purpose and creativity.
As Indigo is not a descriptive name, our tagline is – to provide tailored solutions for greater independence.
Mr Glew said the new name was selected following collaboration with many customers and staff members to ensure it is contemporary and relevant.
“We are proud of our 41-year history as ILC and the solid reputation we have built. However, during this time, we have evolved – we are no longer just a ‘Centre’ and our services are broader than ‘WA’.
“Our new approach combines our proud past with our aspirations for the future,” said Mr Glew.
“In addition, Indigo is a more modern name and better reflects the fact that we provide services online, within the community and nationally.
“Under Indigo, we will strengthen our focus on placing the customer at the centre of everything we do.
“And, as always, our creativity and passion for assistive technology and allied health solutions will continue.”
Why Independent Living Assessment?
Independent Living Assessment is a simple descriptive name which reflects the valuable role this organisation will play within the community.
Mr Glew said the new structure stems from a commitment to work with the community for many years to come.
“It is our aim that under our new structure, our founder Freda Jacob’s tenacity, dedication and commitment to improving people’s well-being and independence lives on.”
The ILC is currently in the process of finalising the changes that are required to complete its transformation to Indigo and ILA. From January 2020, we will begin to rollout our new names and you will notice things like our signage, uniforms and email addresses will change.
Our new websites are now live.