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About the Family Centre
Our Story

Type 1 Diabetes is one of the most complex self-managed conditions, requiring over 180 extra health related decisions per day.

 

No one asks for type 1, but left unchecked, type 1 can lead to devastating consequences for individuals and their families.

In 2015 the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre was established to meet this challenge.

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Since opening, The Family Centre has supported countless Western Australians with type 1 diabetes to live the life they choose.

Today the Family Centre’s world-renowned approach has proven countless times that people with type 1 can live a fulfilling life, full of joy and happiness.

The team at the Family Centre offer information, education, connection, clinical care, and wrap-around social support. The centre has a thriving community in Western Australia, supporting people to face the challenges of type 1 diabetes with confidence.

A team of diabetes educators and dietitian's are joined by psychologists, life coaches and people with lived experience to offer holistic support. A robust program of events and activities are on offer, ensuring no one has to face the condition alone.

The Family Centre’s ground-breaking work won the Outstanding Charity Award at the 2018 Australian Charity Awards. Its team has been recognised both nationally and internationally.

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.
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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.

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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.
Our Values

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.

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