Due to Government advice the ILC staff will no longer be working in the office, and phone calls are not currently able to be answered. The team will still be contactable via email, so please get in touch on email@example.com and we will do what we can to advise you from home.
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.
We will be closed from 12:30pm on Christmas Eve, and will open again at 9am on 2nd January 2020. We hope you all have a lovely Christmas!
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:
- Assessing their entitlement to benefits,
- Support with completing forms & submitting claims, &
- 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.
The Independent Living Centre
Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 8th October 2019
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.
“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.”
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.
The ILC will be closed today due to the snow, but should be open as normal from Monday 4th February. We hope you all stay safe and warm this weekend.
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 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.
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Happy Christmas from everyone at the Independent Living Centre!
We will be open on Christmas Eve between 9am – 12:30pm and then closed until Wednesday 2nd January.
The Adult Social Care emergency number is 0845 607 0888 for Wiltshire, or 01454 615165 for BaNES.