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 over 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.



Help those who beg on the street

Loose change feeds problems, it is not a solution. Help us bring support to those who beg. People beg for different reasons, but for all it is symptomatic of need. Help us to meet the person's needs so that they are not diminished by the need to beg.


Author: John Elliston

Target amount: £10,000.00

Amount raised: £2,808.85


Recruiting Now

The 700 Club is actively recruiting for permanent, full time staff. If you are seeking a position working in social care, then there are opportunities across the organisation.


Author: John Elliston

Building Independent Living

NOW OPEN FOR REFERRALS ... Thirty two, supported, self-contained, one bedroom flats available to help individuals develop the skills and build the confidence to live independently. Help us to support those now moving in by making a donation to our Building Independent Living Appeal. Together, we can help individuals to turn their lives around.


Author: John Elliston

Target amount: £4,000.00

Amount raised: £3,433.00


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 Lodge Project

No one needs to sleep rough in Darlington. Access to a warm, comfortable room, available 24/7, 365 days a year is available for any individual who has nowhere to stay. The experienced staff offer a welcome and support, enabling people who are passing through a difficult time to recover the hope of a better tomorrow. £36 will give a homeless person a bed for tonight and support for tomorrow.

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Latest news

  • Champion of the World

    Joanne Tonkin, a 700 Club support worker, has overcome all opposition to win gold at the World Kettlebell Championships in Budapest. A remarkable achievement. Well done Joanne! Read more

  • Joint Working Recognised

    Each year the Nepacs Ruth Cranfield Awards highlight and celebrate examples of exceptional work by people in the North East in the cause of rehabilitating prisoners into society and helping to cut the risk of re-offending. The Darlington Housing Options Team and the 700 Club were among 19 organisations to be commended. Read more

  • Church View Apartments Open

    After months in development, on 9th December, the first person to take up residence entered Church View Apartments. It was a significant moment for the 700 Club and for the people Darlington. Until now, the town has lacked supported move-on accommodation, but with the launch of this initiative 32 flats will be available where residents can cultivate the skills and confidence needed for independence. Read more

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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