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New trustees wanted

We particularly want to attract new trustees who have skills and experience in housing development or management, HR and volunteer management

A time to say thanks

Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year. It’s a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you.

DASH video

We are pleased to present our new film about DASH. It includes interviews with staff, volunteers, residents and a DASH trustee. The film was produced by Izzy Gale who is one of our volunteers and a keen amateur film maker. It summarises in a few minutes

Thank you Emmanuel Church

We think DASH is a great part of Gilesgate and so we’re really pleased to have been involved in supporting its work for several years now.

Support DASH with Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support DASH every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.co.uk on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping App.


I would really recommend volunteering with DASH because the staff are really supportive and flexible, and the volunteering activities are super rewarding!

Looking for a new years challenge?

A TEAM of Town Planners has initiated a 2021 challenge – to make a virtual journey from Land’s End to John o’ Groats to raise money for Durham Action on Single Housing!

Co-op Local Community Fund

You can help us to maximise the income we receive from the fund by promoting our cause, encouraging anyone you know who is a Co-op members to support us or to become a member and support us directly.

Everyone, regardless of circumstances, should have a fundamental right to a place of shelter, and help to rebuild their life

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What our residents say


I came to dash after a relationship break down I have been in various propertys due to there help and support I am now in a position to move into social housing and live independently.


Ex resident

I came to dash after been released from prison. I had a lot of anxiety about my future and how to move forward. Since coming to DASH i have engaged with the services on offer and its had a massive positive impact on my life. Moving forward with the support I will be moving on into social housing in the next year.



“Thank you for absolutely everything. My journey started with you and because of your help I’ve now got a stable home and custody of my son. You will never understand how grateful I am. I hope many more girls like me get to realise their dreams.”


Ex resident

“I have lived in a DASH property since February 2012. Before that I had been renting from a private landlord. I couldn’t stay there as the landlord wanted the property for a family member and I was issued with a notice. As a single male I discovered that my housing priority wasn’t high, and being on benefits I couldn’t afford the bond and rent in advance that most private landlords ask for, not to mention that a lot of them don’t want people on benefits anyway. Thanks to a councillor and DASH, I didn’t end up on the street, instead I was offered a flat which gave me the peace of mind to plan for my future.


Ex resident
Accommodation referrals
Positive move on's

Over the last 5 years

Our volunteers

Mark Tallentire

DASH Volunteer

Bea Kingsley

DASH Volunteer

Peter Samuel

DASH Volunteer

Allysa Kyrou

DASH Volunteer

Olivia McCune

DASH Volunteer

Jess Hill

DASH Volunteer

Tamzin Williams

DASH Volunteer

Lauren Powdrell

DASH Volunteer

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