Enable WA are one of the state’s leading disability service providers, offering one-to-one support for clients both in home and within the community. They offer assistance across a full range of disabilities and ages, from young children to seniors in their eighties.
Established in 1991, Enable WA began operating out of small house in Bunbury. Now, almost three decades later, they’ve grown to almost 1,000 clients with nearly 800 staff offering one-to-one assistance across a range of disability services.
Despite their rapid growth, Chief Executive Officer Rob Holmes says what hasn’t changed is the organisation’s focus on the quality of services provided.
“Enable WA has been helping individuals and their families living with a disability for nearly 30 years. However, in the last decade we’ve seen a substantial growth in our operations that has seen us offering more services to more clients than ever before. Thankfully, we’ve been able to trust AMD to help us navigate that growth.
We’ve had a long-standing relationship with Tim (AMD Director) and the team at AMD. Their experience, knowledge and advice has been of great benefit – anything from our external audits and general support, to business advice and guidance.
As a Not-for-Profit, it’s absolutely critical that we are transparent and accountable. AMD’s professionalism and confidentiality provides us with greater assurance that all our ducks are in line, and that peace of mind means myself and the team can concentrate on the job at hand, which is providing the highest quality of care to our community.”
Robert Holmes, Chief Executive Officer
You can rely on AMD’s professionalism, experience and quality of work
Enable WA helps to supports individuals and families living with disability, mental health, ageing and short and long term health issues both in their clients’ homes and the wider community.
“We understand no two clients are the same, therefore we tailor our services to individual needs,” Rob said.
“Some examples of that support includes positive behaviour support, supported living models, functional capacity assessments and sexual health support. We also offer access to a full suite of therapy services, including physiotherapists, speech pathologists and occupational therapists.”
Rob admits the organisation “listens to our clients” to determine whether new or additional services need to be added to cater for their needs.
“Quality of care has always been at the epicentre of who Enable WA is. As such, we’ve always prioritised listening to our clients’ feedback, as well as responding to the changing environment of the industry,” Rob said.
Having experienced unprecedented growth and expansion, Enable WA is now a multi-million dollar organisation and, as a non-government, not-for-profit organisation, Rob admits there’s a greater responsibility for them to be held accountable and transparent when it comes to financial management.
“AMD have been incredible at helping us navigate and manage our financial responsibilities,” Rob said. “Their wide range of experience provides them with an abundance of skills and knowledge, which in turn gives us assurance everything is in order.
“Importantly, no matter who in the organisation they’re dealing with – from our Board of Directors to operational staff – AMD are professional and great communicators. They also understand the importance of confidentiality, and that provides us with a great deal of trust.
“Tim (Partridge) will often attend our Annual General Meeting and is able to clearly communicate where we’ve been, where we’re at, and where we’re going. As CEO, that’s incredible helpful for me personally.
“While I commend our organisation for the effort that’s gone in to building and developing Enable WA to where it is today, I have to thank AMD for being a strong influence and support in helping us achieve that growth.”
For more information, visit www.enablewa.org.au.