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 more than 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

Board Appoint New Treasurer

The 700 Club has co-opted Christopher Hunter to the Board of the 700 Club in an appointment that will be presented for formal ratification at the AGM in September 2018. He will hold the office of Treasurer.

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Author: John Elliston

Community Unites Against Begging

The Community Safety Partnership, a multi-agency group made up of Darlington Borough Council, Durham Constabulary, NHS Darlington Clinical Commissioning Group, The Probation Service, Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, and the Voluntary and Community Sector, have issued a joint press release to discourage the public from giving to beggars.

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Author: John Elliston

Sports England Fund 700 Club

700 Club wins funding from Sport England to help vulnerable people on a low income become active through sport and activity

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Author: John Elliston

Thank you Virgin Money

The Virgin Money Foundation has awarded a second grant of £20,600 to support Bridge2Home, a project designed to help individuals and couples 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

  • Thank you Virgin Money

    The Virgin Money Foundation has awarded a second grant of £20,600 to support Bridge2Home, a project designed to help individuals and couples gain access to private rented sector housing. Read more

  • Board Appoint New Treasurer

    The 700 Club has co-opted Christopher Hunter to the Board of the 700 Club in an appointment that will be presented for formal ratification at the AGM in September 2018. He will hold the office of Treasurer. Read more