Homeless, dependent on drugs or alcohol, suffering with a mental health issue - we believe people are greater than their problems and should not be defined by them. 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 more than 350,000 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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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 2019

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

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Author: John Elliston

Support those Begging Donate By Text

To give or not to give? The sight of someone begging awakens compassion, but giving the person money is not the solution to their need. Help by text instead. Text BEGGING to 70085 and a default donation of £5 will be made. Alternatively, text BEGGING followed by any number between 1 and 20 and donate that amount.

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Author: John Elliston

Focus on Wellbeing

As an organisation, in all that we do, we seek to be person centred not problem centred. This principle is embodied in the support provided around health and well-being. This project brings together one to one support with education, awareness raising and opportunities to participate in activities that enhance physical well-being.

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Author: John Elliston

Trailblazer Project Success

After a successful partnership with the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Darlington Borough Council and Darlington CAB, the 700 Club will be continuing an Early Intervention Outreach Project in partnership with the Local Authority and the Police, focused on helping individuals address problems that, left unaddressed, could ultimately lead to the loss of somewhere to live.

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Edinburgh Trip Encourages Recovery

In September a group of 700 Club service users and 700 Club staff travelled to Edinburgh. A trip to the zoo, a tour bus of the city and the Camera Obscura provided a full and enjoyable day.

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John Healey MP visits 700 Club

The Shadow Secretary for Housing, John Healey MP and the MP for Darlington, Jenny Chapman, visited the 700 Club in September, met staff and heard about the excellent Trailblazer Project, an initiative to prevent homelessness.

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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

  • Focus on Wellbeing

    As an organisation, in all that we do, we seek to be person centred not problem centred. This principle is embodied in the support provided around health and well-being. This project brings together one to one support with education, awareness raising and opportunities to participate in activities that enhance physical well-being. Read more

  • Support those Begging Donate By Text

    To give or not to give? The sight of someone begging awakens compassion, but giving the person money is not the solution to their need. Help by text instead. Text BEGGING to 70085 and a default donation of £5 will be made. Alternatively, text BEGGING followed by any number between 1 and 20 and donate that amount. Read more

Events

  • Annual General Meeting 2019

    The 23rd Annual General Meeting of the 700 Club will take place on 26th September at the organisation's Head Office. It is an opportunity to look back over another year and to celebrate what has been achieved. Read more