Independent Living Centre
Telephone: (03) 9362 6111
TTY: (03) 9314 9001
Fax: (03) 9687 1607
Post: PO Box 1235 Robinson VIC 3019
Braybrook: Shop C1 Central West Shopping Centre 67 Ashley Street Braybrook VIC 3019
The Independent Living Centre Victoria (Brooklyn) is moving. The new home of the ILC, ComTEC, Electronic Communication Devices Scheme, Library and Equipment Library will be at the Central West Shopping Centre in Braybrook. ComTEC services and ECDS resume on Monday 4th January. The Independent Living Centre telephone enquiry line and email enquiries are back in operation, however, due to circumstances beyond our control the Independent Living Centre display will not re-open to the public until late April 2016. We apologise for any inconvenience, please call us on 03 9362 6111 or 1300 885 886 if you have any queries.
Blackburn: 54 Railway Road, Blackburn
9.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Please be aware that the Blackburn site is by appointment only. Please contact the staff at Braybrook to schedule a visit to the Blackburn site.
Our services include:
The Independent Living Centre is a service of Yooralla that provides information, advice and trial of independence equipment to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities or age related difficulties. It is staffed by Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists.
There are two ILC equipment displays with one in the east (Blackburn) and one in the west (Brooklyn) of Melbourne. The service to view the equipment is free and is available at both centres. Clients need to ring and book a time to view the Blackburn centre, but can drop in at Brooklyn during the opening hours.
A phone enquiry line is staffed by therapists with specialist equipment knowledge based at Brooklyn.
Appointments for complex equipment can be arranged and a fee is charged. Non assist appointments are also available free of charge for a treating therapist to come in with a client to trial equipment. We also provide guided tours of the Brooklyn display centre for community groups.
The Equipment Library is a short term trial service, primarily offering children’s equipment. Equipment is loaned for one month which can be extended to a second month if the equipment is not reserved. Children’s seating, wheelchairs, standing frames and bathing and toileting are some of the items available for loan.
ComTEC offers services throughout Victoria to people of all ages with a disability who have communication and technology needs. We provide professional advice by occupational therapists and speech pathologists on the functional application of assistive technology, which enables informed decision making about communication, computer and technology options for people with disabilities.
ComTEC Services include:
Information and advice on computer access, hardware and software, communication devices and environmental controls via the telephone, fax and mail enquiry service
Individual client advisory sessions
A short term hire library
Training in the use of recommended equipment or software
Workshops for health professionals, teachers, other service providers and family members in the selection and use of computer and communication equipment.