Meet our new CEO

Meet our new CEO

“Hello, I’m Kevin Fairman. I’ve previously worked as a Chief Executive, Operations Director, and Finance Director for charities that support people with learning disabilities & autism, sight loss & hearing loss, and also older people living with dementia.

During my career, I’ve been fortunate to work for organisations with a strong reputation for the quality of service that they provide to people. From all that I have seen to date as the CEO of the ILC, I am confident that I have joined an organisation with the same values and commitment.

I hope that I can now use my skills and experience to help the ILC to further develop its services in the coming years. I believe passionately in what we do and the importance of the impartial advice it provides to older and disabled people living in Wiltshire and BaNES.”

Bank Holidays

Bank Holidays

The Independent Living Centre will be closed on the following dates:

Friday 19th April 2019
Monday 22nd April 2019
Monday 6th May 2019
Monday 27th May 2019
Monday 26th August 2019

Our normal opening hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 4:30pm, although all visits to the centre are by appointment only.

The Adult Social Care emergency number is 0300 456 0100 for Wiltshire, or 01454 615165 for BaNES.

Assistive Technology News 2019

Assistive Technology News 2019

In July 2018 the ILC offered to host and publish a monthly DispATches newsletter written by freelance author Clive Gilbert. Click here to see the 2018 newsletters.

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Clive is a research consultant and writer specialising in public policy, social affairs and technology. Having been born with cerebral palsy, Clive has first-hand experience of the ways that assistive technology can transform the lives of disabled people.

Click here for DispATches – January 2019
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AGM 25th October 2018

AGM 25th October 2018

Annual General Meeting
Thursday 25th October
2:30pm

We would like to invite you to attend our AGM to be held in the Conference Room at the Independent Living Centre in Semington.

Professor Julian Hughes from The Research Institute for the Care of Older People will be giving a talk entitled “Dealing with dementia – understanding the impact of a diagnosis”. This will be followed by the opportunity to tour the Independent Living Centre.

To book your free place, or for more information, please call us on 01380 871007.

Assistive Technology News 2018

Assistive Technology News 2018

In July 2018 the ILC offered to host and publish a monthly DispATches newsletter written by freelance author Clive Gilbert.

Clive-Gilbert-Photo

Clive is a research consultant and writer specialising in public policy, social affairs and technology. Having been born with cerebral palsy, Clive has first-hand experience of the ways that assistive technology can transform the lives of disabled people.

Click here for DispATches – July 2018
Click here for DispATches – August 2018
Click here for DispATches – September 2018
Click here for DispATches – October 2018
Click here for DispATches – December 2018

 

Trustee Vacancies

Trustee Vacancies

We currently have two vacancies to join our board of Trustees and help shape the future of the centre.

Honorary Chief Executive

Approx 2 half days a week

The Chief Executive will act as a figurehead for the ILC, promoting the aims and objectives of the centre. They will provide the public face for campaigns and build relationships with stakeholders in politics, the media and business. They will play a key role in providing leadership to the staff and report to the Trustees where appropriate.
For more details please contact us on 01380 871007 and ask for Sandra Harding or Henry Lumley.

Voluntary Communications Officer

Approx 4 days a month

The Communications Officer will lead the promotion of the centre, publicising its role and facilities both directly with statutory bodies, users, groups and healthcare professionals as well as through the media and in particular the website. They will also provide support and advice to the existing team to develop and improve a communications strategy. For more details please contact us on 01380 871007 and ask for Sandra Harding or Henry Lumley.