I started volunteering for DASH through Durham University Student Volunteering (DUSVO), which has links with community outreach partners, such as DASH. Read more
Volunteering with DASH proved absolutely perfect for me. It enabled me to utilise skills developed in my professional life in the cultural industry. Read more
We want to inform you of the steps we are taking during the Covid 19 pandemic to ensure that the residents who use our service and our staff are as safe as possible. Read more
Sponsor me in shaving my head in order to raise funds for the residents in our supported accommodation 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.
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All across the country, families and individuals will give up their warm bed to sleep out at home, each person pledging to raise £100 to fight homelessness and poverty. Read more
All rough sleepers in England should be found a roof over their head, ministers have said. Read more
We are very pleased to announce that DASH is “moving in” to affordable housing, after successfully becoming a registered provider of social housing. Read more
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
As a newly appointed Registered Provider, there are exciting opportunities ahead for future development of DASH Read more
When I learned more about the practical work that DASH does to directly improve the lives of the disadvantaged in Durham, I knew immediately that I wanted to get involved. Read more
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
The team organised a bake sale on Valentine’s Day and sold cakes outside the Students Union in support of DASH. Read more
This year DASH was chosen as the local charity to raise funds for because the Fashion Show Executive decided that homelessness was a high priority issue within the Durham community. 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