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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!



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Drumchapel Women's Aid

8 Essenside Avenue , Glasgow, Scotland G15 6DX

0141 944 0201

Monday: 9am–5pm (Use emergency number outside office hours.)

Map   Website: bit.ly/189wyi

Information, support and temporary accommodation for women and their children (boys up to 16) escaping domestic abuse. Drop-in centre and 24-hour on-call support. <strong>Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 027 1234</strong> (24/7).

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling, Legal advice

Edinburgh Women's Aid

4 Cheyne Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH4 1JB

0131 315 8111

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Friday: 10am–3pm (drop-in and helpline)
Monday: 1pm–3pm (drop-in)
Thursday: 2pm–7pm (drop-in)
Monday: 10am–3pm (helpline)
Thursday: 10am–7pm (helpline)
Saturday: 10am–1pm (drop-in & helpline)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1uhJ9pI

An all women, confidential organisation which provides information, support and, where appropriate, refuge accommodation for women and any accompanying children who have experienced or are at risk of domestic abuse.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling, Outreach workers, Step-free

Lodging House Mission

35 East Campbell St, Glasgow, Scotland G1 5DT

0141 552 0285

Monday–Sunday: 8am–3pm (free breakfast and lunch. Closed New Year's Day)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2gCohLQ

Day centre offering free breakfast and free lunch. Facilities include showers, haircuts, clothing, counselling, foot clinic, computers and support on anything including benefits, housing & suicide prevention.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Dentist, Education/training, Ex-offenders, Food, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Luggage storage, Music/drama, Sexual health, Tenancy support

Rape Crisis Scotland


0141 331 4180 (gen enquiries)

Monday–Sunday: 6pm–0am

Website: https://bit.ly/2stYJpm

Helpline: 08088 01 03 02. Free, confidential helpline for anyone, women and men, affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened. We can also put you in touch with local rape crisis centres or other services if you need longer-term support. Minicom service for deaf or hard of hearing people (0141 353 3091). Interpreters are available if your first language is not English.

Counselling, Outreach worker links, Sexual health

SAY Women Accommodation Project

3rd Floor, 30 Bell St, Glasgow, Scotland G1 1LG

0141 552 5803

Monday–Friday: 9:30am–9:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/oz6Ua

24-hr emergency on-call service. Support drop-in, helpline and accommodation for women aged 16?25 who are homeless or threatened with homelessness and are survivors of child sexual abuse, rape or sexual abuse. Step-free with lift access.

Accommodation/housing advice, Counselling, Medical/health, Step-free

Shakti Women's Aid

Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, Scotland EH7 5QY

0131 475 2399

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/13d5lf

Support and information to Black Minority Ethnic women, children and young people experiencing and/or fleeing domestic abuse. Contact: 0131 475 2399/info@shaktiedinburgh.co.uk

Advocacy, Outreach worker links, Step-free

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