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Accessing Help from DENS

Some DENS services are available to everyone, while others require a referral from us or an outside agency. For more information on our services and how to access them call 01442 262274 or email office@dens.org.uk

DENS Day Centre

The Day Centre is available to everyone, and is the best place to go if you're homeless or at risk of homelessness. Here you can get help with immediate needs such as food and clothing, as well as advice and support from Key Workers, and referral to outside agencies or the Night Shelter.

To access the Day Centre, visit at Bury Lodge, 1 Queensway, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1HT - Monday to Thursday 11:30am-2pm or call 01442 275900

DENS The Elms

The Elms is our 41 bed temporary emergency accomodation centre, built by Dacorum Borough Council. It includes residential space, IT suite, library and a communal garden. Access by referral only.

receptiontheelms@dens.org.uk

01442 800131

The Elms, Redbourn Road, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP2 7AZ

DENS Rent Aid

DENS Rent Aid provides help with private renting. You can get a referral from the following agencies:

  • Dacorum Borough Council
  • Herts Young Homeless Group
  • YMCA Watford
  • Mayday Trust
  • Nascent House
  • Hightown Praetorian
  • Watford New Hope Trust
  • Social Services
  • Shelter
  • Citizens Advice Bureau

You can contact the Rent Aid team on 01442 253923

DENS Housing Clinic

DENS Housing Clinic was launched to offer help and advice to Dacorum residents who require assistance with their current Housing situation.

We can advice you on accommodation options in the private rented, social and voluntary sectors.

Find out more here

To book an appointment call 01442 253923

DENS Dacorum Foodbank

Usage of the Foodbank requires a voucher to be issued to you by one of the following agencies:

  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Social Services
  • Family Link Services
  • Children Centres

For more information on the Foodbank call 01442 250969 or email office@dacorumfoodbank.org.uk

 

Photo credit: Francesca Kirkland
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