Our Achievements The 700 Club has been supporting people in Darlington for 25 years The 700 Club has made a difference because it has: Intervened nearly 400,000 times to prevent an individual sleeping rough or spending the night in an inappropriate location Highlighted the plight, and been an advocate for homeless people for 25 years Brought about a reduction in crime and anti-social behaviour by tackling some of its root causes in addiction to drugs or alcohol; Prevented, by working closely with Darlington's Housing Options Team, the need for anyone to sleep on the street Helped thousands of individuals to regain control of their lives and to become productive and valued members of the community Contributed significantly to building the cohesion of the local community. What is said of us: “The 700 Club has made a real difference to so many people’s lives in Darlington. From small beginnings, it has grown to become a force for good in the town. It deserves all our congratulations for its work” Rt Hon Alan Milburn “Congratulations to the 700 Club on providing exceptional services and support to vulnerable people in Darlington over the past 25 years. During this time, I have had the pleasure of working closely with the team and been extremely impressed in relation to the outstanding level of care, support and guidance provided to those less fortunate in life. I truly believe that the 700 Club has had a remarkable influence on the lives of others, and I wish them every future success.” Graham Hall, Head of Darlington Borough Council Community Safety “The 700 club has for 25 years been a bedrock of support for people in need of accommodation support and interaction with people who care, have experience and professional skills to support people in their times of need. The 700 club and their team have been especially helpful in reaching out to vulnerable people, the homeless and young people in transition to adulthood. They are without doubt a very professional and committed organisation and Darlington is a much better place because of the great work they do. Well done and congratulations on your Silver Jubilee.” Adrian Green, Detective Chief Superintendent, Commander, Safeguarding Neighbourhoods Command, Durham Constabulary What our clients say: "I know they are just doing their job but my support worker has been a rock to me over these past months. My life is now so much better." "I have so much respect for my support worker; my life and outlook has changed dramatically since starting work with her. Getting my flat has brought my family closer together; they are now all pitching in to help me too." "I have recently moved house - I could not have done it without my support worker - I’ve had a fresh start in life and for the first time in a long time, I am looking forward to the future. The move enabled me to be in near my family who now help me"