This December NBM will be donating £500 to the local charity DENS in lieu of corporate Christmas Gifts & Cards
DENS' aim is to be the first port of call for people in the Dacorum area who are facing homelessness, poverty and social exclusion; to support and empower them to take the next positive step in their lives, secure and maintain a long-term housing option and be an active member of their community.
They ensure individuals have access to temporary and short-term accommodation, and individuals and families have access to emergency food and provisions.
DENS has been helping to rebuild lives since 2003. Read more on their History page.
DENS provide a range of integrated services, which together form a pathway to support people towards an independent future.
Day Centre – A community-based setting, providing expert advice, where anyone is welcome to drop in, have a shower, a hot meal, some clean clothes, as well as some friendly company.
Outreach – Working with local rough sleepers to build trust and offer access to any services needed – with a focus on bringing people into safe and stable accommodation.
The Elms – A 44-bed hostel providing emergency and short-term accommodation to single, homeless adults.
Crash Pad – Emergency overnight accommodation offered to people when we are unable to accommodate them immediately at The Elms.
Move On – Providing support for The Elms residents into more independent living in shared accommodation.
Resettlement – Supporting clients moving from The Elms or Move On into council, social housing or private rental.
Foodbank – Providing emergency food parcels and household provisions to local individuals and families.
In the Community – Supporting people in the community during this cost of living crisis and helping reduce the need to visit our Foodbank.
Social Enterprises – Developing employability skills and self-confidence in a supportive environment, while also raising income.
Visit their website for more information about this great local charity: www.dens.org.uk