Some of the stories and experiences from young people who have been helped by DurhamWorks.

Suffering from extreme anxiety to now accepting challenges.

Susan found out about DurhamWorks via a leaflet that was delivered through her door, and then a knock at the door from a member of the DurhamWorks team.

At the time she was living at her mums house with her twin brother. She was struggling with extreme anxiety and mental health issues, she had not been outside the house for about 3 years.

She agreed to come to Hillrigg house for a 1:1 appointment and discuss what DurhamWorks had to offer. At that time the programme Train Tracks was about to start and Susan was a perfect candidate. Debbie, one of our progression workers was called into the ro...

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NE-AS lift David's Self belief and confidence

Debbie Cruddace, a DurhamWorks Progression Advisor has been working with a young man, David Robson, who was signed upto DurhamWorks after being on a supported Internship.

Debbie tells us of David's Journey through DurhamWorks and where he is now.

"David Robson was transferred to me after being on the supported internship – his mum was very keen to get him engaged in something positive- but he struggled. He started Catch 22, but didn’t feel stretched enough. He hit a very dark space in his life and his behaviour became a challenge.

We tried everything to try and re-engage him, until one day I...

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Megan's Digital Journey with RAW

Megan Kime received job success after completing a course with RAW Digital Training.

Megan tells us all about her experience with RAW Digital and how they have supported her into employment.

"Before I started my Raw Digital Training course, I was seeking help from DurhamWorks as I was need of a job where I was guaranteed work and long-term career prospects.

When I first heard about the course I was really interested because I knew the training would help me gain extra skills to help me get into full time employment.

My first point of contact with the Raw Talent team was with Eve, who was s...

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Jamie's Story

Jamie came to Finishing Touches after finding that college was just not for him.

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Lucy's Story

Lucy is one of many young people who have taken part in the project so far. She has developed her social skills, confidence and self-esteem with support from DurhamWorks.

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Brandon's Story

Brandon approached Consett YMCA as part of the Finishing Touches project on DurhamWorks as he wanted to get an apprenticeship.

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