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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!



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Positive Action In Housing

98 West George Street, Glasgow, Scotland G2 1PJ

0141 353 2220

Monday: 9am–1pm
Tuesday: 2pm–4pm (destitution service)
Wednesday & Thursday: 10am–12am (destitution service, welfare rights)
Wednesday & Thursday: 2pm–4pm (EU drop-in)
Friday: 9am–4pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1w5sK6W

Independent, multilingual homelessness and human rights charity dedicated to supporting people from refugee and migrant communities. They believe in a society where everyone has the right to live safe and dignified lives, free from poverty, homelessness or discrimination.

Accommodation/housing advice, Food (free)

Rape Crisis Scotland

Tara House, 46 Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland

0141 331 4180 (gen enquiries)

Monday–Friday: 9:30am–4:30pm
Monday–Sunday: 6pm–0am (confidential helpline)

Map   Website: bit.ly/Pm82Cj

Evening helpline: 08088 01 03 02 For anyone affected by sexual violence. Helpline offers free and confidential support and information, and can put you in touch with other services. Minicom service for deaf or hard of hearing people (0141 332 2168). Interpreters if your first language is not English. Free confidential support and information for women and girls who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.

Advocacy, Counselling, Medical/health

Saffron Project

553 Shields Road, Glasgow, Scotland G41 2RW

0141 422 1112

Map   Website: bit.ly/1PEg2cV

Accommodation and support for single minority ethnic homeless people (16-25) with low support needs.

Accommodation/housing advice

Shakti Women's Aid

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

0131 475 2399

Monday–Friday: 9:30am–4pm

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Help for black minority ethnic (BME) women, children and young people who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse. Contact: 0131 475 2399/info@shaktiedinburgh.co.uk

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Food (free), Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Step-free

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