DA Pimlico Summer Workshops July 2016

The Tuesday Pimlico group are hosting a series of workshops on 5th, 12th and 19th July  2016.

More details: event page; meeting listing

Brighton meeting venue change

From 14 June 2016, the Tuesday Brighton meeting is moving to: Brighthelm Community Centre, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD.  See here.

March Intergroup meeting minutes now available on website

The Minutes of the Intergroup meeting held in March 2016 are now available on the DA UK website.  See the front page sidebar, or here.

Monday Ringwood closed for the moment

For the moment, the meeting that was held on a Monday night at Ringwood has closed.  See here.

New Saturday meeting in Guildford

There will be a new meeting in Guildford, Saturdays from 11am-12pm, starting on 30th April 2016.  More details here.

DA UK 40th Birthday Party invitation

DA’s Birthday Party

Sunday 17th April 2016


52A Cromwell Road, London

PDF of invitation

Highlights of Intergroup Meeting 26th March 2016

Highlights of the March Intergroup Meeting are attached as a PDF – please take to groups for information!

DA Intergroup Meeting Highlights 2016 03 26

DA UK Convention 2016

16th DA UK Convention

This will take place on Saturday 15th October 2016 at Central Westminster Hall in Westminster

More details will appear here

Thursday telephone BDA meeting suspended

The Thursday morning BDA telephone meeting has been suspended at present due to low uptake (see here).

Anyone wishing to take over leading the meeting, using the same meeting format (day and time to suit), welcome to do so.  If interested, contact naomiengelkamp AT

Intergroup AGM minutes now available on website

The Minutes of the Intergroup AGM held in Jan 2016 are now available on the DA UK website.  See the front page sidebar, or here.

Cambridge meeting moving to Mondays

The Cambridge meeting on Tuesdays has now closed, and a new Monday meeting will start from 07 March.  More details here.

European DA Convention, Italy June 2016

The second European DA Convention will be held on 03-05 June 2016 in Italy.  For more information see the convention website (, or see the convention page on the UK website

DA website out of action 10-11 Feb 2016

The site was unavailable for a significant part of two days, due to problems at the hosting site that required a shutdown and staged recovery.  All is well now, and apologies for those of you inconvenienced.

November 2015 Intergroup Minutes

The November 2015 Intergroup anonymised minutes are now available from the from the front page of the website, or here

Bristol meeting: only 2 meetings in January 2016

The Bristol DA group will meet on alternate weeks in January 2016. The meeting will be held on Sunday 10th and Sunday 24th Jan, 5pm at Redland Park URC Church.

There will be NO meeting on 17th and 31st January.  Normal service should be resumed in February.  See here.

Bayswater meeting time-change on 30th January only

On Saturday 30th January 2016 the St Matthews Church Bayswater meeting will start at 2.30pm (not the usual 11am). This is due to a one-off event. Meeting times will return to 11am again from Saturday 6th February.  See here.

Bayswater meeting open on Boxing Day

The Saturday Bayswater meeting will be open on Boxing Day 2015, with a chair.  All welcome.  See here.

Stevenage reopening delayed until January 2016

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Stevenage meeting will now reopen on Tuesday 5th January.  See here.

DA Christmas Dinner 2015 - places still available

DA Christmas Dinner 2015 – places still available

Following the DA convention, 11 people signed up for the DA Christmas Dinner, and there are now 9 spaces left.

The Christmas Party will be held in a private function room at The Red Lemon pub, 45 All Saints Road, W11 1HE from 6pm until 11pm. See poster attached, and if interested email us at events AT

da christmas dinner 2015


Improving UK literature distribution: Shipping person sought

Intergroup is keen to improve the literature distribution throughout the UK and the other countries we serve. For this reason it was decided that Literature would be handled by 2 people:

  • one for shipping and handling
  • the other for the literature admin

Intergroup is actively seeking a second person, who would start off with shipping out orders to the groups and members. Are you up for it? Curious? See here for more information.

Thursday Richmond meeting has closed

The Thursday Richmond ‘Under the Arches’ meeting has closed.  See here.

N1 Copenhagen St Monday meeting has closed

The London N1 meeting in Copenhagen St has closed with immediate effect.  See here.

Stevenage meeting temporary closure

The Stevenage meeting is now temporarily closed, and will reopen on 01 December 2015.  See here.

September 2015 Intergroup minutes

The September 2015 Intergroup anonymised minutes are now available from the from the front page of the website, or here.

Friday Thames Ditton meeting has closed

The Friday Thames Ditton meeting has closed with immediate effect.  See here.

Manchester meeting 1st & 3rd Thursdays only

From September 2015, the Manchester meeting will take place only on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays on the month.  See here.

DA Convention 2015 details

Details of the London Convention, to be held on 31st October 2015, can be found here

July 2015 Intergroup minutes

The July 2015 Intergroup anonymised minutes are now available from the from the front page of the website, or here.

Monday Islington Upper St meeting moving to Copenhagen St in August

The Monday 7.45pm N1 Upper St meeting will become the Monday 7.30pm Copenhagen St meeting, from Aug 3rd.  More details here.

Flood St meeting moving to nearby Christchurch St in September

The longstanding Tuesday Flood St meeting is closing at the end of August, and will re-open in Christchurch St, just a short walk away.  More details here.

New Pimlico meeting opening in September

A new meeting will open on Tuesdays at 7.00pm, from 01 September at the Pimlico Academy SW1V 3AT.  More information here.

New BDA telephone meeting on Thursday mornings

There is a new BDA telephone meeting on Thursdays at 7.30 am starting this week.  Details on both meetings lists.

New BDA meeting N1 (Haggerston) Tuesday mornings

A new BDA meeting is starting this week, 8.45-9.45am at St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s Church, Northchurch Terrace, London N1 4DA.  See here.

New meeting Fridays in Thames Ditton

There is a new meeting 7-8pm on Fridays in Thames Ditton (KT7 0PP).  More information here.

March 2015 Intergroup Minutes now on website

The Minutes for the Intergroup meeting held on 28 March 2015 are now on the website, available here, or from the front page sidebar.

Friday EC3 meeting has closed

The ‘Fear of Success’ Friday meeting in Eastcheap, London EC3 has closed with immediate effect.  See here.

GSR financial support to attend Intergroup increased

At the March 2015 meeting, Intergroup agreed that the amount GSRs could claim for travel should rise from 20 to 50%.  See here for details.

Can you help set up a DA meeting in Brixton?

A grateful debtor is hoping to set up a meeting in Brixton on a Saturday afternoon at 3pm. He is currently researching venues. If you would be interested in helping and getting involved, please email and we will pass on your details to him.

New Islington meeting Monday evenings

There is now a DA meeting on Monday evenings at 7.45 pm in St Mary’s Church, Islington N1 2TX.  Details here.

New Bournemouth meeting: day and time change

The new Bournemouth meeting has moved to Fridays at 6.30pm.  See here.

New Bournemouth meeting

There is a new meeting in Bournemouth on Tuesdays at 6.30pm.  More information here.

Intergroup AGM minutes now on website

Anonymised intergroup AGM minutes are now available on the website  (see here)

Tues Worlds End DA HOW meeting has closed

The recently started DA HOW meeting on Tuesday evenings in World’s End,  Chelsea has closed with immediate effect.

New room for AGM on Saturday

The Intergroup AGM will take place on Saturday 31st January at Westminster Central Hall from 2-5 pm as usual (details here).

The room is changed on this occasion to the Chapel: This at the top of the first set of stairs from the main entrance, on the left.

Sat am Hinde St: Room change

The Saturday 11.30 am meeting in Hinde St is now meeting in the Parlour.  See here.

New DA HOW meeting Tuesday evenings SW10

There will be a new DA HOW meeting on Tuesday evenings from 6.30-7.30 pm in Worlds End, London SW10, starting on 13th January 2015.  See here.

Wednesday Soho BDA: Christmas closures

The Wednesday Soho BDA meeting will be closed on both Wednesday 24th and 31st December 2014.

Bristol meeting: Change of day and venue

The Bristol meeting is changing day, time and location from January 2015 (more information here).

The meeting will be held on Sundays from 5-6pm at:

Redland Park URC Church, Whiteladies Road, Redland, Bristol BS6 6SA

First meeting on Sunday 4th January 2015

We are also looking for speakers and may be able to contribute towards your travel costs. Please contact Harriet on 07913 742993 for more information about this or about the meeting.

Sunday Swiss Cottage: Xmas closures

The Sunday Swiss Cottage meeting will not take place on the 28th of December nor the 4th of January 2015, but will recommence on the 11th January 2015.  See here.

Christmas / New Year meeting changes (Chelsea/Richmond/Swiss Cottage)

BDA Thursday evening at Swiss Cottage
Closed 25 Dec 2014/ 01 Jan 2015

Wednesday 10.00 am Chelsea DA HOW meeting
Richmond Bridge Thursday 7.30 pm DA meeting
Closed 25 Dec 2014; Open as normal on 01 Jan 2015

See Meetings List

New time and place for Manchester meeting

The Manchester meeting has moved its day from Wednesday to Thursday evening, and has also changed venue to Brow House,1 Mabfield Road, Fallowfields, ManchesterM14 6LP.  More details here.

Saturday Bayswater St Matthews – meeting now starts at 10.45am

The meeting that has moved from St John’s, Hyde Park Crescent to St Matthew’s, Bayswater (see here; group page) now starts at 10.45am, and all members help with setting up.

Thursday Thames Ditton meeting has closed

The Thursday evening Thames Ditton meeting has closed (see here).

New Friday meeting London EC3

There is a new DA/BDA “Fear of Success” meeting starting Friday 31 October 2014.

The Guild Church of St. Margaret Pattens, Rood Lane, Eastcheap, London EC3M 1HS (Upstairs Room)

Day: Friday; Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Nearest underground station is Monument, about 5 minutes walk away. At this station there is a pedestrian connection to Bank underground and DLR stations Tower Hill and Tower Gateway DLR stations are slightly further away. Bus route 15, on which heritage Routemasters operate, passes the door.

See here.

Download Fear of success meeting flyer

Confirmation of Sat am St John’s move to St Matthew’s

We are moving venue from St John’s to a new venue:St Matthew’s Church, 27 Petersburgh Place, W2 4LA. 
  • Our last meeting at St John’s will be on October 4th. 
  • Our first meeting in the new venue will be on October 18th. 
  • There will be no meeting on October 11th. However, you can join us at the DA Convention on that day, at the Methodist Central Hall, Westminster between 10:00 and 17:00.

Details and map on group page

Pressure Relief Groups at the DA UK Convention 2014

On Saturday 11th October 2014, the annual DA UK Convention will take place at the Methodist Central Hall in Westminster. 
Pressure Relief Groups will be available from 11am to 5pm at the DA Convention, with a priority to receive PRGs for newcomers, DA members attending from outside of London and/or members who live in isolated areas. There will also be some availability for any DA member, including Londoners, to receive a PRG at the convention.
All PRG slots will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Can you give PRGs at the convention?
We are asking for DA members with experience of giving PRGs to offer 1 hour of their time at the convention. This will involve giving 2 consecutive PRGs (half an hour each). If you can be of service in this way, please email with your name & contact mobile number/ email – stating your availability to give PRGs at the convention.
Would you like to receive a PRG at the convention?
For DA members who would like to receive a PRG at the DA Convention, you can sign up on the day or you can register your interest in advance. Email with your name & contact mobile number/ email – stating you would like to receive a PRG

Travel support to Intergroup

Following yesterday’s Intergroup meeting, the following has been added to the Intergroup page:

Travel support to Intergroup for Group Service Representatives outside of London

Group Service Representatives of any UK Debtors Anonymous meetings outside of London may claim up to 20% of their travel costs to attend Debtors Anonymous Intergroup meetings held in London, if their DA group treasury funds cannot cover the full cost of travel to attend Intergroup. A valid receipt will be required to claim travel support, to be presented to the Treasurer on attending DA Intergroup.

Please email treasurer <AT> in advance of booking your ticket or planning the journey, with the details of expenditure and the proportion you wish to claim from Intergroup (up to 20%). DA UK’s Treasurer will then respond to confirm if funds are available, as funds are allocated for travel support to Intergroup on a first come first served basis.


The St John’s Sat am Hyde Park Crescent meeting is moving

We are moving venue from St John’s to a new venue (see Meetings page; Group page):

St Matthew’s Church, 27 Petersburgh Place, W2 4LA.

Our last meeting at St John’s, subject to confirmation (see note below*), will be on October 11th. Our first meeting in the new venue will be on October 18th.

The times remain the same: 11:00 – 12:30 AM

Travel from nearest tubes (approximate):

  • Queensway (2 minutes’ walk)
  • Bayswater (4 minutes’ walk)
  • Notting Hill (5 minutes)

Other details remain unchanged:

  • Group contact: please call 07968 104229
  • Focus: Steps and Tools;
  • Newcomers especially welcome;
  • The Group has decided to have no dogs at the meeting.

(*): As the day of the first meeting at the new venue was going to be on the date of the Convention, i.e. October 11th, it was decided that it would be preferable to move the weekend following. We are awaiting revised date confirmation from our church liaison person and will confirm this shortly

The Maidstone Sunday meeting has closed

The Maidstone Sunday meeting has closed with immediate effect, due to lack of support.

European Convention arranged for 2015

Details available here

Currency of Hope (2nd Edition) now available

The 2nd edition of A Currency of Hope has finally been published.  You can order yours on the Literature page.

ISR email address changed

The Intergroup Service Representative email has been changed to isrep AT  This is to avoid spam problems we have been experiencing.


No Maidstone meeting on Sunday 13 April 2014

This Sunday’s meeting (13th April 2014) in Maidstone is cancelled.

New London BDA meeting focusing on Pressure Relief

A new BDA meeting will start on 28 April 2014 in London W1 on Monday lunchtimes (venue: All Soul’s Clubhouse, Greenwell Street, London W1T 6QG).   Meeting focus: “Be Careful What You Wish For” – this is a new format designed to stimulate creative thinking in business. If you wish to receive a PRG then please bring your figures, if you wish to give a PRG please bring your willingness.  More details here.

Numbers Workshop in Manchester, May 7th 2014

The Manchester Wednesday group will be holding a Numbers Workshop on the evening of Wednesday May 7th 2014 (6.30 to 8.30pm).
Venue: the Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester; Further information: call Lynne on 07980 559109

New DA HOW meeting (London SW10) on Wednesday mornings

There is a new DA HOW meeting at 10.00am on Wednesday mornings at the Chelsea Theatre, World’s End, London SW10 (see here).