Vision, Mission and Values


Our vision

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

Our mission

To be the type 1 hub for Western Australia, offering peer support, information, advocacy and clinical services to the diabetes community.

Our values

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Why is our symbol Elly the Elephant?

Elephants are family animals. They travel together in herds throughout their lives and take care of one another. Families are central to our work, so we have chosen the elephant to represent the Family Centre.  Elly the Elephant has a blue balloon because blue is the international colour for diabetes (and because she likes to party).