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.

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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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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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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.

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Author: John Elliston

Target amount: £10,000.00

Amount raised: £3,132.85

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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.

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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.

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Author: John Elliston

Target amount: £4,000.00

Amount raised: £3,705.00

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The challenges we are facing

50%

of people seen sleeping rough had mental health needs

43

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

15,000

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

  • Blazing June and Celebration

    In a Jubilee week of celebration, the 700 Club marked its Silver Jubilee. From a small beginnings and an ambition to provide shelter for homeless people, the organisation has gone on to provide over 400,000. Thank you to everyone who has supported the charity over the years. Read more

  • Jobs, Jobs and more Jobs

    On 23rd June the 700 Club held its first ever Jobs Fayre. It was a successful event, and some roles were filled. Staff were on hand to talk to visitors, and refreshments were also served. BUT if you missed it, it isn't too late, just read on. Read more

  • Celebrations and Fun

    In June 2022 the 700 Club celebrated 25 years of service delivery in Darlington. Around 250 people called in consuming 340 bread buns filled with pork from a hog-roast. Side stalls, a bucking bronco, live music and sunshine made it a very special afternoon. 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