Darren left home at aged 16, following a breakdown in the relationship with his parents, which led to feelings of stress and anxiety, and inability to concentrate during classes.
Following a period of homelessness and temporary accommodation, Darren moved into a Moving on Durham property a little over a year ago. In that time he has been able to focus on his studies and achieve amazing A level results.
Darren’s lifetime ambition is to enter the police force as a Crime Scene Investigator, which requires at least a bachelors degree in Crime Scene Science, which has very high entry requirements. Due to Darren’s hard work, he exceeded his predicted grades, achieving an A in Public Services, a B in Criminology and a B in Psychology. He said he was ‘absolutely buzzing’ with his results and wanted to shout it from the rooftops.
Darren has been accepted onto his course at Teesside University. He’s looking forward to starting the course and in particular investigating practice scenarios and looking for suitable work placements. Through funding received from County Durham Community Foundation we have been able to buy Darren a laptop, which he will need for his studies. Well done Darren. We wish you well in the next part of your life.