Day Centre & Open Space

Day Centre, Queensway (HP1 1HT)

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. It’s a place where trust is built and 1-to-1 expert advice is offered on issues associated with homelessness.

The Day Centre is also 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.

*Due to social distancing restrictions, the Day Centre is currently open by appointment only.*

Pre-booked 1-to-1 appointments: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm

To make an appointment, please call 01442 275900 or email needhelp@dens.org.uk.

Open Space, paradise (HP2 4TF)

Open Space is an extension of our Day Centre. Open two days a week, this friendly community space offers a safe space for vulnerable people who are at risk of being homeless or may otherwise face social exclusion.

Here they can come together, get creative with arts and crafts workshops, learn new skills from short courses, and socialise with others. Our service uses love their regular quiz and game afternoons!

Open Space is hosted on Tuesdays and Thursdays at The Hub, Paradise, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4TF. Click here to view on Google Maps.

If you’d like to attend Open Space, please contact Karen on 01442 913276 or openspace@dens.org.uk

First Impressions

Our First Impressions, run in partnership with the JobCentre Hemel Hempstead, provides local job seekers with a full suit, including socks and shoes, so that they can walk into their next job interview feeling confident and empowered.

We rely on donations to keep our First Impressions Service running.
If you would like to donate smart clothing to help continue this service, please click here to see the list of items and sizes that we are currently short on.

Accessing First Impressions:
If you have an upcoming interview and require smart clothing click here for more information.

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