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

We are an independent charity that provides accommodation with support to people who are homeless or are about to become homeless.

The objects of the charity:

The provision of charitable social housing

To promote the care, education and training of people with a mental or physical disability

DASH has been making a positive intervention on single homelessness for forty-five years

We do this through;

  • the provision of Supported Housing
  • a project specifically for vulnerable women facing multiple complex needs
  • enhanced housing management services
  • the provision of affordable shared housing for homeless people and people in housing need.

We currently accommodate up to 63 people in a variety of properties on short, medium or longer term agreements, and our aim is to provide a supportive and stable environment in order to give people the best chance of addressing the problems that caused their homelessness and an opportunity to move forward into independence.

“The staff have been excellent, I can’t give them enough praise, you’ve been very kind and helpful, thank you”

Rob Stevenson

 

“if it hadn’t been for DASH and the support I received and the other agencies who helped me, I don’t think I would have survived”

Leanne Smedley

 

“If it hadn’t been for DASH I’d be on the streets or in hospital. DASH has provided me with a safe and secure home where I’m happy. Staff help me with everything, my benefits, my finances, my doctor and hospital appointments. I can’t do these on my own because of my mental health”

Stephen Tate

 

In the last 30 months DASH has accommodated over 260 people