With the help of the social worker and local community agencies, the Doherty’s are participating more in community life. The local church has bingo once a fortnight and they have been regularly attending the local senior citizens centre to make new friends and participate in the many and varied activities and excursions offered. 

Their neighbour’s teenage children have offered to walk the dog daily and appropriate litter trays have been installed for the cats, who were having trouble accommodating to toileting in the enclosed courtyard after years of having the run of a large back yard.