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

Our impact

In the 2016-17 financial year we accepted 542 referrals. We accommodated 106 residents, with 63 of those residents moving on into properties belonging to local authorities, housing associations and private landlords.



Fundraise for Us

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.



Submit referral

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.




  • CEO Sleep Out

    On the night of 30 April 2018, the Chair of DASH, Madeleine Ashdown, will be sleeping rough for the night to raise funds to fight local homelessness and poverty. Read more

Latest News


  • Why Volunteer with DASH?

    Volunteering in the homelessness sector Read more

  • DASH runners - run for DASH!

    Whether you are a keen, regular runner or you just fancy getting into running for the first time, we would love to hear from you. Read more

  • Recent donations

    We would like to thank those organisations who continue to provide valuable support. Read more

  • Trustees needed!

    Do you have skills and experience which will help DASH to prosper? Read more

  • VWP trip to Scarborough

    Vulnerable Women’s Project in Gilesgate enjoyed a trip to the seaside courtesy of the Emmanuel Church, Durham. Read more

  • Volunteering week 2017

    Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It takes place from 1st-7th June every year. Read more

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