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.

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Hard work pays off for Jenny after leaving children’s home

May 29, 2023

After living in a children’s residential home for a number of years, Jenny initially struggled when she had to move out at 18. But with support from Moving On, she’s now proud of the life she has built for herself.

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After fleeing domestic violence, Shelly is ready to start looking for work. Picture posed by model

Fresh start for Shelly after fleeing domestic violence

May 2, 2023

After fleeing domestic violence, Shelly needed a fresh start away from her home town. Moving On were there to help her find the happiness she deserves.

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The difference Moving On can make: “Without Rachael, I don’t where I’d be”

April 17, 2023

A good support worker can make a world of difference to the young people we help at Moving On, as this interview with one of our clients shows.

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A second chance for Bobby to settle in his own home

April 10, 2023

Bobby’s journey with Moving On began in 2021. Bobby had been in care but when we met Bobby, he was staying on a friend’s sofa and needed his own place. We got to know Bobby and his social worker. We…

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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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