Working with DASH has been a highly rewarding experience, allowing me to develop my communication and office skills as well as making a positive difference to my local community. Read more
DUVAO are an organisation which promotes community outreach and volunteering activities across the University which students are encouraged to become involved with. Read more
Many thanks to the ladies of the Woodhouse Close Library Craft Group for donating knitted hats, scarves, gloves and blankets. Read more
Many thanks to Full Score, Durham University’s barber shop for their donation Read more
A significant change in recent years has been the level of complex needs of people coming into DASH services.
Here at DASH we rely upon the support we get through fundraising to help deliver our services and achieve our goals. We need to identify alternative income sources and fundraising is key to maintaining service delivery and helping to sustain the charity.
To make a referral please complete the form with as much information as possible, not forgetting your contact details. We will endeavour to process your application as quickly as possible.
We are pleased to welcome two new trustees to the DASH Management Committee Read more
Les Punton has been elected as the new Chair of the DASH Management Committee which now has 10 trustees. Read more
The Community Homes on the Map Enabler Hub will provide face-to-face support to local groups who want to provide community led housing. Read more
Durham County Council aim to make the county carbon neutral by 2050 Read more
Jasmine Basran from Crisis, tells Homeless Link about Cover the Cost, Crisis' call on the Government to restore Local Housing Allowance rates. Read more
We would like to welcome Rachel Wilkin as a new Housing and Support Worker who will be supporting DASH residents. Read more
2019 was another busy and challenging year for DASH. Our accommodation and support services have continued to be in demand and we have seen an increase in the number of referrals received. Read more
In her report Xinran Lu explores the relationship between homelessness and domestic violence. Read more
According to the latest data reported in March 2018, women constitute 38% of homeless single adults and 90% of homeless single parents in England. Read more
You are welcome to visit our Christmas market stall this Saturday 7th December in Market Place, Durham where we will be selling a range of donated items. Read more
Workwear Express, a local clothes supplier, have expressed their support for DASH by contributing £2,000 worth of stock for us to sell on. Read more
The Women in Law, a Durham University group, have kindly raised over £100 by selling doughnuts to students. Read more
Matthew Unerman started Embrace the Waste as a one-man protest over food waste at Durham University, it has since grown into a food waste-reduction initiative. Read more