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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.


COVID-19 Facing the Challenge

The 700 Club is doing everything possible to support its staff and service users, many of whom have compromised immune systems. This virus adds another layer of vulnerability to those who are already vulnerable.

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Twenty Five Years

In 2021 the 700 Club celebrates its Silver Jubilee. From the hastily erected mock doorway on High Row in Darlington, and the generous 700 who gave £50 towards opening a first hostel, the organisation has gone on to deliver nearly 400,000 bed-nights. What would a donation from you look like in 25 years?

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Target amount: £10,000.00

Amount raised: £0.00

Fundraise

From Response to Recovery

As the organisation moves to a new phase in the battle with COVID-19, we are working with partners to ensure the continued safety of the vulnerable individuals with whom we work. Thank you to all who have supported the organisation during a very frightening period for all.

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Author: John Elliston

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 nearly 400,000 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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Early Intervention Success

A funding partnership between Darlington Borough Council and the Police has assured the future of this very successful and cost effective project. Not only have individuals been helped to address problems that, left unaddressed, could ultimately lead to them becoming much worse, but the project has also saved thousands of pounds by its preventative interventions.

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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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John Healey MP visits 700 Club

The Shadow Secretary for Housing, John Healey MP, visited the 700 Club, met staff, and heard about the many excellent projects that the 700 Club deliver in Darlington to combat homelessness.

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Champion of the homeless dies aged 95

    The death of Miss Elsie Wylie was announced on Friday 22nd May 2020. A former Head Teacher, she was a stalwart supporter of the movement to end homelessness and one of the first to donate £50 when the 700 Club started. Read more

  • From Response to Recovery

    As the organisation moves to a new phase in the battle with COVID-19, we are working with partners to ensure the continued safety of the vulnerable individuals with whom we work. Thank you to all who have supported the organisation during a very frightening period for all. Read more