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Your rights

The Rights Guide for Rough Sleepers outlines your rights around arrest, stop and search, answering police questions, move-ons, no-drinking zones, sleeping rough, taking a pee in public and highway obstruction. It was put together by The Pavement, Housing Justice, Liberty and Zacchaeus 2000.

If your benefits have been sanctioned (cut off or reduced) and you feel this is unfair, you can appeal. Print this letter and hand it in at the office where you sign on. If you feel you need more advice about sanctions, contact  Zacchaeus 2000 or your nearest  Citizen’s Advice Bureau. And let us know london@thepavement.org.uk at The Pavement!



If you are a journalist with some free time to research and write stories for the magazine, please contact us. If you're interested in finding other volunteering opportunities, contact homeless services directly
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1625 Independent People

Kingsley Hall, 59 Old Market Street, Bristol, South West BS2 0ER

0117 317 8800

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1nwLdXc

Work with 16?25-year-olds in Bristol who are homeless or at risk of homelessness by providing housing, mediation, advice, training opportunities and developing skills for successful independent living.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Leisure activities, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

Crisis Centre Ministries

32 Stapleton Road, Bristol, South West BS5 0QY

0117 3301230

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am–3pm (Wild Goose Cafe)
Sunday–Friday: 8pm–9:45pm (Wild Goose Cafe)
Tuesday: 10am–1pm (Wild Goose Cafe)
Tuesday & Wednesday: 1:30pm–4pm (LITE course)
Tuesday: 1pm–4pm (wet clinic)
Wednesday & Sunday: 10pm–8am (SoH night shelter)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1eEOShU

"Bringing God???s grace and healing love to people with life-disrupting problems." Life skills and Initial Training for Employment course. Spring of Hope ??? Bristol???s only women-only night shelter; 12 spaces, self-referral. Contact them for details of their Monday and Friday food bank.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Legal advice, Medical/health, Mental health, Tenancy support

Julian House

Manvers Street, Bath, South West BA1 1JW


Monday–Friday: 9:30am–1pm (drop-in)
Saturday & Saturday: 2pm–4pm (drop-in)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1xYrzqK

Julian House operates over 20 different projects, accommodation sites and social enterprises in Bath, Bristol and Wiltshire. These include: homeless services, support for those suffering domestic violence, addiction recovery, support for individuals with learning difficulties, work experience and training. Contact them on 01225 354650 to find out more.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Food, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure activities, Medical/health, Mental health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

Shekinah Mission

Bath Street, Plymouth, South West PL1 3LT

01752 203480


Shekinah helps adults, young offenders and ex-offenders to tackle substance misuse and social exclusion. Accommodation for homeless people in Torbay; drop-in centre in Plymouth; plus education, training and employment programmes. Too many services to list, so phone!

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Education/training, Food, Medical/health, Outreach workers

St Petrock's

10 Cathedral Yard, Exeter, South West EX1 1HJ

01392 422396

Monday–Friday: 9am–1pm (drop-in)
Wednesday & Friday: 10am–12am (mental health practitioner)
Tuesday & Thursday: 2pm–4pm (probation, housing, jobs etc)
Monday: 2pm–4pm (women's group)
Monday & Thursday: 9am–12am podiatrist Monday, nurse Thursday)
Tuesday: 11am–1pm (alternative healing)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1OGdaLm

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Legal advice, Leisure activities, Medical/health, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Sexual health, Tenancy support

Two Saints Limited

35 Waterside Gardens, Fareham, South West PO16 8SD

01329 234600

Map   Website: bit.ly/1vwskdt

Their vision is to significantly improve the lives of those who are homeless, vulnerable or in need of support in Hampshire, West Berkshire, Poole and the City of Oxford by providing high-quality housing, support and learning services. Please contact them to find out which services are available in your area.

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Debt advice, Education/training, Laundry, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

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