Assistive Technology News 2020

Assistive Technology News 2020

In July 2018 the ILC teamed up with freelance author Clive Gilbert to host and publish his monthly DispATches newsletter. Click here to see the 2019 newsletters, and here for the 2018 newsletters.

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 people with a disability.

Click here for DispATches – January 2020

Thank you Herman Miller Cares

Thank you Herman Miller Cares

The Independent Living Centre (ILC) would like to express its sincere thanks and appreciation to Herman Miller Cares for the recent grant funding received in support of our benefits advice service.

This will now help us to reach more people in 2020 in the Wiltshire and B&NES areas that are looking for help with:

  1. Assessing their entitlement to benefits,
  2. Support with completing forms & submitting claims, &
  3. Assisting with appeals.

We also aim to reduce appointment waiting times for this invaluable service so that we can make it as responsive as possible.

Thank you again Herman Miller Cares.

Kevin Fairman
Chief Executive
The Independent Living Centre

AGM 8th October 2019

AGM 8th October 2019

Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 8th October 2019
10:30am

We would like to invite you to our AGM on the 8th October 2019 at 10:30am.

Rosie Eliot, Centre Director for Wessex MS Therapy Centre, will be giving a talk about the fantastic service they provide, and the ways they can support people with Multiple Sclerosis and their families. This will be followed by refreshments and the opportunity to tour the Independent Living Centre.

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

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.

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 – 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.