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

Stephen's story

25 year old Stephen was going through a rough patch when he contacted DurhamWorks. He really wanted to work, but personal circumstances and low confidence were holding him back. Now, after support from DurhamWorks, he’s working as an apprentice.


Tom's story

Issues with his behaviour and poor attendance had caused problems for Tom at both school and college, but with support from DurhamWorks, he has started work with a local fencing company.


Jasmine's story

Jasmine’s work experience with DurhamWorks partner, Citizens Advice County Durham, is the perfect fit for her, as she is passionate about supporting other people.


Jamie's Story

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


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.


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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