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 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 2018

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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Darlington Building Society and CDCF Support Mental Health

Darlington Building Society in partnership with the County Durham and Darlington Community Foundation are helping to support a Mental Health Worker as part of the 700 Club Staff Team.

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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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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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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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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

  • 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. Read more

  • World Title for 700 Club Worker

    Joanne Tonkin brought home both a silver and a gold medal after competing in the World kettlebell Championships 2018, Daugavpils, Latvia. Well done Joanne; we are proud of you. Read more