Need Daytime Support?

Whether you need advice and support, would like to make new friends, or simply need someone to talk to, DENS offers a variety of options.

Drop-in and visit us, or get in touch via the details below to chat with one of our staff members. If you’re not sure which service is right for you, contact us for more information.

Day Centre

The Day Centre is often the first port of call for our services.

Here, anyone is welcome to drop in for a shower, a hot meal, clean clothes and some company. We also offer 1-to-1 expert advice on issues associated with homelessness.

The Day Centre is the main referral point for The Elms hostel.

You can find the Day Centre at the edge of Gadebridge Park: 1 Queensway, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1HT. Click here to view on Google Maps.

The Day Centre is open Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm*

General drop in: Monday to Thursday, 10am-2pm

Pre-booked 1-to-1 appointments: Monday to Thursday, 2pm-4pm and Friday, 10am-4pm

To make an appointment, please call 01442 275900 or email

Please note the Day Centre is closed on Bank Holidays.

*During the winter months, the Day Centre will allow access to those who are struggling with warmth, between 9am-5pm.


Financial Empowerment Programme

We’re working in partnership with local charities to support people facing financial difficulties.

The Financial Empowerment Programme aims to help those who access the Dacorum Foodbank, or may be at risk of needing the service, to manage their situation so they are less likely to need the Foodbank in the future.

Services include:

  • Tailored budgeting advice and support
  • Checking what benefits you can get
  • Life skills and money management workshops: focusing on how to maintain a tenancy, manage bills, eat healthily for less and improve wellbeing.
  • More in-depth debt counselling available for those with significant issues.

If you, or someone you know, needs support from the Financial Empowerment Programme, please contact

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