Independent Living Assessment (ILA) was established in January 2020 by Indigo Australasia Incorporated (formerly Independent Living Centre WA).
The Independent Living Centre WA was founded in 1977, by Ms Freda Jacob. It was originally a not for profit information and advisory service for assistive equipment and technology. The organisation has evolved and expanded over time, becoming more customer centric in its service delivery and operation. In January 2020 the Independent Living Centre WA transformed into Indigo.
At this time, it established a new organisation, Independent Living Assessment, to focus on supporting people through assessment, navigation and sector capacity building initiatives.
Some services previously provided by the Independent Living Centre WA are now delivered by ILA in partnership with Indigo, including AT Chat, Grants (Disability Equipment Grant and Equipment for Living Grant), Regional Assessment Services, Sector Support and Development, NDIS Clinical Advisory and Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre.