DENS aim is to be the first port of call for people in Dacorum who are facing homelessness, poverty and social exclusion; to support and empower them to take the next positive step in their lives.

They ensure individuals and families have access to emergency accommodation, food and provisions. They provide a range of accommodation options to support people to move on and sustain their own tenancy as well as provide advice and training, empowering people to develop skills and confidence to build a better future and be an active member of their community.

Their integrated services include:
The Elms, a 44-bed hostel providing emergency and short-term accommodation, DENS Day Centre – providing a daytime haven, advice, shower and a hot meal, DENS Move On Service – providing support for a move into more independent living, DENS Dacorum Foodbank – providing emergency food supplies and household provisions and DENS Warehouse, providing affordable furniture for the community.