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.



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.


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.



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


  • 2016 the 20th AGM of the 700 Club

    On the 28th September, the 700 Club marked 20 years of serving the people of Darlington at its AGM. It was a time for celebration, that had three ingredients that made it particularly special. First, there was a cheque from Darlington Building Society for £4,800, then a plaque was presented by the Mayor, Councillor Brian Jones, and finally, an ex-resident of St George's Hall, spoke of his journey out of alcoholism. Read more

  • Darlington Building Society donate £4800

    At the Company AGM today, 28th September, Colin Fyfe the CEO of Darlington Building Society presented a cheque as part of the Society's 160th Anniversary celebration. Read more


  • 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