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

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

Twenty Five Years

2021 marks the 700 Club's 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. Your donation will be used to provide one-to-one support to an individual at a challenging time in their life. Whatever you feel able to give, you are making a difference and helping an individual to move forward in their life.

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Latest news

  • 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

  • Crime Commissioner Supports Street Outreach

    The 700 Club has been awarded funding from the County Durham and Darlington Community Fund to support Street Outreach work in Darlington. 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