Darren Murinas

Darren Murinas

Chief Executive, Stoke on Trent Expert Citizens CIC

Darren Murinas is chief executive of Expert Citizens CIC, a trustee of the Lankelly Chase Foundation and an adviser for the big lottery fund board.  Over the last 12 months Darren has represented expert citizens at numerous events and conferences including a lived experience conference in February where he spoke about the use of negative labels that people are given who are caught up within the system and how these labels affect people moving forward in their lives.  Darren also took part in a panel made up of current leaders within the sector at this year’s homeless link national ‘under one roof’ conference.  Darren has been working with local and national media outlets such as BBC Radio Stoke, BBC radio Hereford and Worcester, BBC Radio four listening project, Victoria Derbyshire show and the Huffington Post. Darren is a national facilitator working with organisations like MEAM, Homeless Link, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Virgin Money Foundation and many more. Darren is a national speaker, using his own experience of severe and multiple disadvantage to challenge stereotypes and the traditional narrative, dispelling the myth that people experiencing these social issues are making a ‘lifestyle choice’.

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