Case studies

Moving On Durham has been making an impact on young people’s lives in Durham for more than 30 years. Read some of the inspirational stories of the young people we help here.

Keeping her home clean and tidy has helped improved Sam's mental health

Excellent progress towards a brighter future for Sam

March 22, 2023

Sam was referred to us through the local authority as she was fleeing domestic violence. Sam was estranged from her immediate family who she had very a volatile relationship with. Sam’s children were in special guardianship with her uncle and…

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Ongoing struggle to accept support for mental health and drug use

March 6, 2023

Harry was referred to Moving On through their local authority after a brief stay in 24-hour supported accommodation which wasn’t suitable. He was referred into Moving On in 2020. The first time Harry was housed with Moving On, he led…

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Building rapport to help a young mam

February 13, 2023

Danielle came to Moving On last year following leaving a mother and baby placement which unfortunately had broken down as a result of moving to a new area with no wrapped around support. When Danielle came to us, she was…

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Helping Hollie to break a destructive cycle

January 30, 2023

Hollie came to us in October 2021 after being served her notice from 24 hour supported housing.  Prior to this, Hollie had also been evicted from a mother and baby unit due to antisocial behaviour.  Her son was subsequently placed…

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Moving in and getting out

June 7, 2022

Robbie came to us from a 24 hour supported accommodation placement and prior to that was in a homeless hostel. Robbie was referred to us because he was ready to move out of a group setting but unable to manage…

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Planning for the future after a difficult start in life

May 20, 2022

As a support worker with Moving On Durham, I manage a caseload of 25 young people with differing support needs. One of my clients, Kelly, came from Latvia with her mam when she was around 9 years old. Soon after…

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A turning point for Sarah after 11 years in the care system

May 9, 2022

‘Sarah’ came to us after spending a significant amount of time in various forms of care. She entered the care system at the age of seven, and bounced around multiple foster placements, moving on a regular basis. When Sarah turned…

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A fresh start for the next generation

April 22, 2022

Paul first came to Moving On following a breakdown in his previous tenancy, resulting in him staying in insecure accommodation.  Paul spent a lot of his teenage years in care following a breakdown in family relationships.  This was an extremely…

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Laying the foundations for independent living

April 11, 2022

Working as a support worker at Moving On allows me to work with a wide range of young people from a variety of different backgrounds. I work as part of the ‘Intensive support team’, and my case load is usually…

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The road to independence for young people in County Durham

March 25, 2022

My role as support worker at Moving On allows me to work with young people from a wide variety of backgrounds. It’s not an easy job; sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking. But helping make a difference in young people’s lives, and…

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