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This is a spider diagram. The centre box is ‘Lesley’. Lines out from ‘Lesley’ lead to nine different boxes each with text about factors that influence her life. These are listed here as they appear in a clockwise direction starting from the top. Box 1: Carers centre staff and other carers; Box 2: Children’s needs – health, education, childcare; Box 3: Lesley’s own health; Box 4: Rural location – transport options; Box 5: Opportunities for study, distance learning, local college; Box 6: At a cross roads, what to do?; Box 7: Financial situation. Box 7 has a sub-box: Job availability and flexibility; Box 8: Time restraints, e.g. school holidays; Box 9: Lesley’s qualifications and work experience.

 Activity 2.5