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The elderly woman and her husband both had health problems and were finding it hard to cope  with the 9-year-old’s challenging behaviour.

A family worker coordinated all the agencies that could help, worked out a plan with the family, and acted on it immediately. Home help was put in place for the adults, and Family Works provided counselling for Ashleigh, alongside extra support from her school.

Now that the great-grandparents’ health has improved, they have more energy to devote to Ashleigh. Better still, they know who to turn to for help and how to access support when life gets tough.

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