We believe in people when they do not believe in themselves

The 700 Club works in Darlington to help people regain control of their lives and to have a home of their own.

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.



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.



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.



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.


Author: John Elliston

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?


Author: John Elliston

Target amount: £10,000.00

Amount raised: £0.00


The challenges we are facing


of people seen sleeping rough had mental health needs


years old is the average age of death of people who experience homelessness


people will be sleeping rough across England in 2026 if nothing changes

Make a donation to our Move-on project

In November 2020, 32 supported, self-contained, one bedroom flats will become available in which individuals will develop the skills and build the confidence to live independently. Please support us with a donation. A gift of £7 will equip a flat with cutlery, £300 will provide a  bed, mattress and bedding, and £4000 will fully equip a single flat. Whatever you feel able to give, you are helping an individual to move on in their life.

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Latest news

  • Church View Apartments

    After over a year in development, on the 5th October 2020, the keys to 32 newly developed flats within Church View Apartments were released to the 700 Club by the contractors. Over the next few weeks the building will be furnished, and then in November a new Move-on service will begin operating from the building. Read more

  • Website Revamp

    In anticipation of its 25th Anniversary the 700 Club website has been refreshed to make navigation easier and to improve performance on hand-held devices. It has been designed to not only make an impact on visitors but offer an easy way to contribute to our work. Read more

  • AGM 2020

    In September the 24th AGM of the 700 Club took place. It was a very different occasion to previous years because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was held on Zoom, so there were no speeches and no sandwiches. Nevertheless, the work of the organisation was celebrated and the Annual Report and Accounts were presented. Read more

Latest tweets

  • @700ClubHomeless

    Thank you to all at @CountyDurhamCF for opening the doors to funding opportunities during this emergency. As we res… https://t.co/EUnjEVaqDG

  • @700ClubHomeless

    Big thank you to the Virgin Money Foundation and the Banks Group for helping to keep our staff and the vulnerable p… https://t.co/Ov1IKT9r7r

  • @700ClubHomeless

    We are working hard to protect those with another layer of vulnerability because of Coronavirus. With already compr… https://t.co/qekjpLm5Hl

How to help

  • 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

  • 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