DENS Launches Winter Appeal

Living Magazines DENS Winter Appeal

With temperatures set to plummet, local charity DENS have launched an appeal asking for financial support this winter to help save lives.

The charity, who support local people facing homelessness and food poverty, has seen a 54% increase in the number of people needing emergency food parcels. With the rise in the cost of living, and the freezing temperatures, demand on this service will almost certainly increase.

Now more than ever, many local vulnerable people are facing difficult choices, but DENS can be there, with the help of the local community.

DENS is asking for donations to help save the lives of people like Chloe, this winter. Chloe’s life was in crisis. Her desperate situation was turned around after she received a food parcel to feed herself and her mum. She was forced to flee her home with her elderly mother in order to escape a violent ex-partner. With finances stretched to the limit due to rocketing energy bills, it was impossible to make ends meet. After receiving a food parcel Chloe says, ‘It’s taken my life from being desperate to now feeling a sense of gratitude and that there’s somewhere that will take care of us.’ Your support is the reason that people like Chloe can get help.

DENS can provide emergency food parcels, temporary accommodation, and specialist advice and support to help the community get through these difficult times.

By giving a gift today, DENS can continue to provide support for families and individuals to help them keep warm, safe and fed this winter.

Please donate now at and help rebuild the lives of vulnerable people in Dacorum.

If you are concerned about a rough sleeper in Dacorum, please call DENS on 01442 800131.  Alternatively, call Dacorum Borough Council on 01442 228000 or visit