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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Police Commissioner Supports 700 Club

The 700 Club made a successful bid for funding from the County Durham & Darlington Community Safety Fund. The fund supports projects and initiatives across County Durham & Darlington that help keep communities safe and inspire public confidence.

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Author: John Elliston

Spirit of the Community Award

The 700 Club have received a Spirit of the Community award of £5000 from the Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation. It will be used to part fund an initiative directed towards the large number of individuals begging in Darlington Town Centre.

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Author: John Elliston

Retiring Mayor Presents Cheque

Councillors Brian and Doris Jones hosted a presentation event at Middleton Hall at which each of the charities Brian nominated during his Mayoral term received a substantial cheque.

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Author: John Elliston

Virgin Money back Bridge2Home

The Virgin Money Foundation has awarded a grant of £36,763 to Bridge2Home, a project designed to help individuals and couple gain access to private rented sector housing.

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Author: John Elliston

Help us

  • 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

  • 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

News

  • Retiring Mayor Presents Cheque

    Councillors Brian and Doris Jones hosted a presentation event at Middleton Hall at which each of the charities Brian nominated during his Mayoral term received a substantial cheque. Read more

  • Lord Lieutenant Visit

    Lord Lieutenant Sue Snowdon and the Vice Lord Lieutenant, Alasdair MacConachie visited the 700 Club to see how the work we do makes a difference to the community in Darlington. She spent time at the Head Office with John Elliston CEO and Yvonne Beattie the Services Manager before visiting Hope House, meeting staff, and seeing some of the facilities that the organisation provides. Read more