About
 

The Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre was established by Founding Sponsors Telethon, Lotterywest and the Western Australian State Government in response to the mounting need for better support for children with type 1 diabetes and their families. Since opening its doors in 2015, the Family Centre has built a thriving community in Western Australia, supporting people to face the challenges of type 1 diabetes with confidence.

The Family Centre's groundbreaking work won the Outstanding Charity Award at the 2018 Australian Charity Awards, and its team has been recognised both nationally and internationally: the Centre's diabetes educator, Amy Rush, won the 2018 Australian Credentialled Diabetes Educator of the Year Award and CEO Bec Johnson is the only Australian to have been selected as a Fellow of the global Facebook Community Leadership Program.


In 2018, the Family Centre expanded its services to young adults and adults, responding to the need for lifelong support for a lifelong medical condition. The Centre now serves all people with type 1 diabetes in Western Australia, offering support at every age and stage. It is a hub, providing holistic clinical care alongside warm and friendly social support, a dynamic calendar of community events, mind-expanding information and education services, and true connection with the WA type 1 tribe.

Our services are designed by people with type 1
for people with type 1.
The Family Centre is a place where everyone 'gets it'.
Drop-in, ring up or connect with us online - we'd love to hear from you.
Our Vision

A confident, connected type 1 diabetes community in Western Australia.

Our Mission

We offer unique education programs, supportive connections, inspirational role models, friendly clinical care and action-packed camps and events to help people impacted by type 1 diabetes to live without limits.

We seek to make a real difference in the lives of families and adults impacted by type 1 diabetes in Western Australia.  To do this, we are guided by the following values:

Action:

We are dynamic and committed to being effective; we always take positive action to improve the lives of children and adults with type 1 and their families.

Collaboration:

We create inclusive and empowering connections with others to build the capacity to bring about change. 

Empathy:

We deeply value our community and each other.  We treat those we are here to serve with compassion and care and respect and value our staff and volunteers.

Excellence:

We have high standards, and always seek solid foundations of evidence to support our work.

Flexibility:

We recognise that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to handling type 1, and advocate for individualised diabetes & emotional health strategies.

Integrity:

We demonstrate the Family Centre’s values in all we do and say.  Our people are sincere, and we operate transparently and consistently.

Love what we do?
The Family Centre is a non-profit that does not receive any government funding. We rely on community and corporate support to fund our work. When you support us, you make a big impact on the lives of kids, families and adults affected by type 1.

Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre

11 Limosa Close, Stirling WA 6021

t + 61 (8) 9446 6446

f + 61 (8) 9463 1446

e hello@typefamilycentre.org.au

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Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre

11 Limosa Court, Stirling WA 6021

Phone. +61 (8) 6446 6446

Fax. +61 (8) 9463 1446

Email. hello@type1familycentre.org.au

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