Social Work

How we work?

We know that often whaanau/families are the best people to identify their own needs.  By walking alongside whaanau/families we can support development, growth and independence through mana enhancing practice.

We believe using an holistic approach to address complex needs is better achieved when whaanau/families are empowered to restore the mauri in their pursuit to whaanau ora.

Pohatu.TK & HR, 2011, Mauri, ‘Rethinking Human Well-being’.



What we do?

ü  Social Work support

ü  Advocacy

ü  Wrap-around-Support (internal referrals to services within our agency)

ü  Koorero Ora Workshops (a space for whaanau/families to tell their stories)

ü  Hoki ki te Rito, Parenting Course (for Mum’s with tamariki 0-5yrs)

ü  Youth Support (building healthy relationships between student, schools and their whaanau/families)


Is there a cost?

This is a free service


How do I access the Service?

Call Franklin Family Support Services on 09 238 6233 and one of our team will speak with you directly or alternativley you can fill in the Referral Form and email to


Social Service Team


Liesl Holtzhauzen

Registered Social Worker


Louise Edwards


Registered Social Worker


Jessica Taylor

Community Support Worker