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Our mission

We want to help all people lead healthier lives and to remain in their homes and communities despite the challenges that life throws at each of us.

We do this by:

  • creating knowledge and solutions for people of all ages and abilities.
  • actively and genuinely connecting with these people, their families, and their service providers
Carer and child

Our approach

The enAble approach is new because it:

  • responds to problems people experience and their needs
  • thinks about the “big picture”
  • includes people with lived experience, family and friends, service providers, researchers and the community in finding practical solutions.

We work with people, communities and care systems to make this happen.

We use the evidence (what we know and discover) to help people to deal with their challenges and help services meet the needs of their customers.

Making small changes now can make a big difference over time.

Mother and child

Consumer engagement

Until now research has been done for people, not with people.

So research has not always been useable by the people who need support.

We know that people with lived experience are the experts about their own health and wellbeing.

We listen to people with lived experience and the people who support them.

We work with them to help us understand more about their needs and those of their communities.

This means that the knowledge and solutions we help create can quickly be used by people with lived experience, the community and the healthcare system.

enAble Institute

Our values

Our values align with Curtin University’s five core values of:

  • Integrity – to act ethically, honestly and with fairness.
  • Respect – to listen, value and acknowledge.
  • Courage – to lead, take responsibility and question.
  • Excellence – to strive for excellence and distinction.
  • Impact – to empower, enable and inspire.