enABLE Foundation

enABLE Foundation

At a glance

Causes

  • Education
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Older people / later life

Other details

Organisation type: 
Not for profit
Geographical remit: 
International

Objectives

Who We Help (Our Beneficiaries): At the heart of enABLE Foundation's mission are the individuals living with dementia in South Africa and the United Kingdom. But our reach doesn't stop there. We extend our support to the caregivers, families, and communities intertwined in the lives of those affected by dementia. Our beneficiaries encompass:

  • Individuals diagnosed with dementia at all stages.
  • Families and friends of those living with dementia, guiding them through their journey.
  • Both professional and non-professional caregivers play a pivotal role in providing care and support.
  • Broader communities seek to understand better and integrate dementia care into their surroundings.

How We Help (Our Services): Our approach is holistic, combining education, advocacy, research, and direct support:

  • Education & Advocacy: We foster a greater understanding of dementia, its prevention, and its implications, shaping a more informed society. We also champion the rights and needs of those with dementia at policy-making and societal levels.

  • Research: Remaining at the forefront of dementia research, we ensure that the latest scientific findings back our strategies and recommendations. This research-based practice underlines our commitment to excellence in dementia care.

  • Direct Support: Through our extensive network, we connect individuals and families with dementia advisors, therapeutic groups, post-diagnostic courses, private assistance, and counselling services tailored to empower and support them throughout their journey.

  • Training & Consultancy: We offer specialized training programs and consultancy services, imparting knowledge and skills that can transform dementia care across various sectors.

Why Our Help Matters (Our Impact): The realm of dementia is not just a medical challenge; it's a social, emotional, and communal one. By addressing these layers:

  • We provide a lifeline to those feeling isolated or overwhelmed by a dementia diagnosis, ensuring they don't journey alone.

  • We reshape societal perceptions, replacing stigma with understanding and empathy, cultivating environments where people with dementia are treated with dignity and respect.

  • We equip caregivers with tools and knowledge, amplifying the quality of care they provide.

  • Through advocacy, we influence policies ensuring that dementia care gets the attention and resources it deserves.

Activities

To achieve our objectives and bring about the desired change in the realm of dementia care in South Africa, enABLE Foundation undertakes a variety of focused activities:

  1. Educational Workshops & Seminars: We organize regular sessions targeting different demographics – from families and caregivers to healthcare professionals – educating them about dementia, its signs, preventive measures, and effective care strategies.

  2. Awareness Campaigns: Leveraging traditional and digital media, we run periodic campaigns highlighting the challenges faced by people living with dementia, aiming to reduce stigma and promote understanding within the broader community.

  3. Research Initiatives: Collaborating with universities, healthcare institutions, and research centres, we conduct and support studies on dementia's various aspects. This continuous research feeds into our evolving best practices and ensures our advocacy is evidence-based.

  4. Resource Development: Creating and distributing various materials, from brochures and guides to digital tools, to assist individuals with dementia, their families, and caregivers in navigating the dementia journey.

  5. Training Programs: Crafting tailored training modules for professional and informal caregivers, ensuring they have the latest knowledge and techniques to provide the best care possible.

  6. Consultancy Services: Expert advice to organizations, institutions, and governmental bodies on creating dementia-friendly spaces, policies, and strategies.

  7. Support Groups: Facilitating regular gatherings for those living with dementia and their families, providing them with a safe space to share, learn, and offer mutual support.

  8. Referral Services: Operating a helpline and online platform where concerned individuals can get advice, seek diagnostic services, or find appropriate therapeutic interventions.

  9. Collaborations & Partnerships: Building strong relationships with other NGOs, healthcare providers, and governmental agencies to unify efforts, share resources, and magnify the impact of our initiatives.

  10. Policy Advocacy: Engaging in continuous dialogue with policymakers, ensuring that dementia care remains a priority on the national health and social care agendas.

  11. Digital Outreach: Harnessing the power of the internet and social media to disseminate information, share stories, and build a virtual community of supporters, caregivers, and those living with dementia.

  12. Fundraising Events: Organizing charity events, walks, galas, and other initiatives to raise necessary funds that support our programs and expand our reach.

Current opportunities

Enthusiastic and organized Event Coordinator sought to spearhead enABLE Foundation UK events to eradicate the stigma surrounding dementia. Play a...

Seeking a Legal Advisor for enABLE UK. The role involves guiding the board on legal matters, ensuring compliance, and safeguarding the foundation'...

Join as Social Media Manager for enABLE Foundation Global. Craft compelling digital engagements, amplify our cause for dementia care and connect...

Community Outreach Coordinator for enABLE Foundation Global: Bridge the gap between our foundation and communities, collaborating with teams to...

Seeking a PR and Marketing specialist for enABLE Foundation Global. Collaborate with the board and oversee strategies with marketing and social...

Seeking fundraising managers for enABLE Foundation. Collaborate with our PR, marketing, and social media teams to secure resources for our mission...