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Our aim is to be the first port of call for people in Dacorum who are facing homelessness, poverty and social exclusion; to support and empower them to take the next positive step in their lives.

We ensure individuals have access to temporary and short-term accommodation, and individuals and families have access to food and provisions.  We provide a range of accommodation options to support people to move on and sustain their own tenancy and we provide advice and training; empowering people to develop skills and confidence to build a better future and be an active member of their community. 

Our integrated services include: 

The Elms, a 44-bed hostel providing temporary to short-term accommodation 

Day Centre – providing a daytime haven, advice, shower, company and a hot meal  

Open Space – a place where people can socialise, be creative develop their skills and seek advice 

Move On Service - providing support for a move into more independent living 

Foodbank – providing emergency food supplies and household provision 

Social Enterprises – Development of employability skills and self-confidence in a supportive environment whilst also raising income for DENS 

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