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

Local demand

A significant change in recent years has been the level of complex needs of people coming into DASH services.


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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.


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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.


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Latest News

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    Every year Local Authorities in England provide a figure for how many people they believe are sleeping rough on a typical night between 1 October and 30 November. Read more

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  • The Launch of the 2018 Swimathon

    The City’s annual Swimathon, held at Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre each November, is organised jointly by The Rotary Club of Durham Charity Fund and The Mayor of Durham’s Charity, and typically raises over £6,000 per year for local charities. Read more

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  • DASH Spring Walk

    A group of DASH staff, trustees, residents and volunteers walked from Finchale Priory to Durham Cathedral on 30th April. Read more


  • Canny Kitchen creative cookery classes

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  • Do they know it’s Christmas?

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  • Matthew Shahin Richardson - Case Study

    DASH is a fantastic organisation with a welcoming and lively team, I would recommend them as an organisation to volunteer for. Read more

  • Bethany Holden – my volunteering experience

    Volunteering with DASH has been a great experience. I have really enjoyed getting involved with lots of different projects and inputting my own ideas. Read more

  • Emmanuel Church volunteers week

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