Homeless, dependent on drugs or alcohol, suffering with a mental health issue - we believe people are more than a label. We work in Darlington to help to people regain control of their lives and to have a home of their own.

Why it matters?

We believe that people are greater than the issues by which society often defines them - homeless, drug addict, alcoholic, suffering mental illness. We feel that we can make a difference by believing in people when they do not believe in themselves.

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Our Achievements

The 700 Club have provided approximately 300,000 bed-nights to those who would otherwise be forced to sleep rough, to sleep on a friend's floor, or to occupy some other kind of inappropriate accommodation.

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Author: Nikos Vrakas

What we do

The 700 Club offers a range of services to those who are homeless or inappropriately housed to help them as individuals overcome the barriers to living independently and to settle in a home of their choosing.

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Help us

  • Work for us

    Roles become vacant from time to time. Why not apply to become part of our team? The 700 Club actively promotes equality of opportunity and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates. We select all candidates based on their skills, qualifications, and experience. Read more

  • Donate

    You can share in our work by making a donation, either in cash or in other ways. Some chose to donate time and expertise, others give equipment or goods to use in our projects. Read more

  • Volunteer for us

    We have opportunities for volunteering across all our projects, whether your skills are with people, with administration, or whether you have some other skill you would like to share ... music, drama, art, sport, gardening, the list is endless. Read more

News

  • Long-serving Board Member Dies

    George McKellar, a gently spoken Scot, has died following a long period of illness. His contribution to the organisation has been immense, He brought the wisdom of age and the knowledge of a lifetime working in the housing sector. Thank you George for all that you have given. Read more

  • Best of Darlington

    700 Club a winner for its Contribution to the Community Read more

Events

  • Darlington Building Society CEO 10k Run

    Colin Fyfe, CEO of Darlington Building Society, has completed a 10K for the 700 Club's Lodge project as part of 160 nights of accommodation for homeless people. Read more

  • Celebrating Twenty Years

    The 700 Club was 20 years old in April 2016. We are planning a number of events to mark the occasion, but a key date is August 4th when we will be inviting anyone who has been involved in the 700 Club over the last 20 years, as staff member, client or supporter to come to the car park at our Head Office for entertainment, a hog roast and a true celebration of what has been achieved. Read more