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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
(services is a good first step) or visit do-it.org or volunteering.org.uk for further ideas.


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Caritas Anchor House

81 Barking Road, Canning Town, London E16 4HB

0207 476 6062

Map   Website: bit.ly/2a60AZ6

For people affected by homelessness, drug & alcohol misuse, mental health, domestic abuse & offending. Accommodation and varied services. Email info@caritasanchorhouse.org.uk.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Internet access, Mental health, Music/drama, Step-free


Central House, 25 Camperdown Street, London E1 8DZ

0845 466 3400

Map   Website: bit.ly/1NztKPl

For people aged 16-25. Referral via your local housing options team.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training

Colchester Emergency Night Shelter

39-41 Alexandra Road, Colchester, Essex, London CO3 3DF

01206 549885; 01206 805324

Monday–Saturday: 7:15pm–9am
Sunday: 12:30am–9am

Website: bit.ly/1upiWoT

Temporary accommodation and support for single homeless people 18 and over. Respite and support with signposting to other agencies, help finding permanent accommodation, benefits and health.

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Education/training, Food, Internet access, Laundry, Tenancy support

Emmaus Greenwich

226 Elmley Street, London SE18 7NN

020 8316 5398

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1vtRBGq

Accommodation for people aged 20-60 with low support needs who are willing to work at least 40 hours a week as volunteers in Emmaus's recycling project. Can accept ex-offenders. Priority to those with a local connection to Greenwich.

Careers advice, Education/training

Emmaus South Lambeth Community

9a Knights Hill, West Norwood, London SE27 0DB

020 8761 4276

Map   Website: bit.ly/1obQE0e

Accommodation for people aged 18+ with low support needs who are willing to work full time as volunteers in Emmaus's recycling project. Can accept ex-offenders. No local connection required but must be eligible for Housing Benefit.

Advocacy, Careers advice, Education/training

Holy Trinity Brompton Shelter

Queen?s Gate (St Augustin?s), London SW7 5LP

020 7590 8248

Wednesday & Friday: 9am–2pm (day shelter; office hours 8am–4pm)
November to March
Wednesday: 7pm–10pm (winter shelter)
Tuesday: 9:30am–5:30pm (office hours)

Map   Website: https://bit.ly/2uXdzpB

Safe, non-judgmental place where all are welcome. Food, advice, friendship and practical support in a non-threatening Christian environment. Hot breakfast, coffee bar and a range of activities. Counselling, debt and welfare advice, and alcohol and drug support through partner organisations.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Food, Food (free), Internet access, Mental health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

Joel Community Services

St Peter's Church, London Rd, Kingston, Surrey, London KT2 6QL

0208 255 7400

1 January to 31 December
Monday–Sunday: 7pm–9am (night shelter)
Tuesday: 8:30am–9:30am (conflict resolution)
Tuesday: 10am–1pm (art group)
Thursday: 10am–2pm ('cook and eat' programme)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2frLLEF

Food, friendship and shelter to street homeless people all year round. Self- or agency referrals. Phone or visit Mon-Fri 10am-1pm for informal interview.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure facilities, Luggage storage

Kairos Community Trust

22 Linden Grove, London SE15 3LF

020 7277 6264

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1q4UeuM

Supported accommodation for single homeless people 18+ with drug and alcohol dependency who are committed to becoming clean and dry, and have low support needs. Accommodation in Barnet, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Wandsworth. If no vacancies, placed on waiting list. Will help with claiming benefits, and getting ID and funding.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Drugs workers

Merton Action for Single Homeless (MASH)

8 Wilton Road, Colliers Wood, London SW19 2HB

020 8543 3677


For people aged 16-25. Ring first.

Missionaries of Charity (Gift of Love - for men)

112?116 St George?s Road, Waterloo, London SE1 6EU

020 7620 1504

Friday–Wednesday: 9am–11am


Ring first. For single, homeless men aged 30?60 with low support needs, particularly rough sleepers. Health clinic alternate Tuesdays. Twice weekly AA meeting (one for Polish residents only). Nurse, mental health team and optician visits.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Food (free), Mental health

Redbridge Assessment Centre

16 York Road, Ilford, London IG1 3AD

020 8911 7470

Sunday–Thursday: 7:30am–8:45am
Friday & Saturday: 7:30pm–9:15am
Monday–Friday: 9:30am–5pm (office hours)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1KXpqBX

Services only for people staying at the shelter. Some classes for residents and ex-residents only - ring first.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Internet access, Leisure activities, Luggage storage, Medical/health

Romford YMCA

29 Rush Green Road, Romford, London RM7 0PH

01708 766211 x 281

Monday–Friday: 9am–4pm (office hours)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1NPKVt9

Tower block with good sports, fitness, arts and other activity facilities. Priority to homeless people aged 18-30 who are in receipt of benefits and have a local connection to the London boroughs of Barking, Dagenham or Havering. Phone, call in or write.

Leisure facilities

Simon Community (House of Hospitality)

129 Malden Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 4HS

020 7485 6639

Saturday & Sunday: 1pm–3pm (street cafe: St Giles, nr Centrepoint)
Monday–Friday: 7:15am–8:30am (tea run: 7.15 Arundel St; 7.30 Burleigh St; 7.50 Covent Gdn)
Thursday: 8:15pm–10:30pm (soup run: Duke's Rd/Euston; Temple; under W'loo Br, behind NT)

Map   Website: bit.ly/i3Xij

A therapeutic community where formerly homeless residents work with volunteers to take outreach support to street homeless guests. Clothing from the street cafe when available.

Counselling, Food (free)

The Connection at St Martin in the Fields

12 Adelaide Street, London WC2N 4HW

020 7766 5544

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am–1pm
Wednesday: 9am–12:30am
Saturday & Sunday: 9am–1pm (invite only)

Map   Website: https://bit.ly/2OBeaWa

Day and night centre, outreach for rough sleepers, skills training and career advice, activity programmes and specialist support for complex needs. For people aged 16+. Visit website to see their wide range of services.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Foot care, Internet access, Medical/health, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Step-free

The Salvation Army (Booth House Lifehouse)

Booth House, 153-175 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1DN

020 7392 9490

Map   Website: bit.ly/1KXpPEK

Men only. Dogs allowed occasionally. Self-referrals accepted for one night only. Phone to check vacancies and discuss potential referral.

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Education/training, Food, Internet access, Leisure facilities

The Salvation Army (Edward Alsop Court Lifehouse)

18 Great Peter Street, London SW1P 2BT

020 7233 0296

Map   Website: bit.ly/1Q5ixGD

One night only for self-referral. Phone at 9am to check vacancies. Otherwise, agency referrals, including referrals straight from prison.

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Education/training, Internet access, Leisure activities, Leisure facilities, Outreach worker links

The Salvation Army (Southwark)

1 Princess Street, Southwark, London SE1 6HH

020 7928 7136

Wednesday: 10:30am–1pm (drop-in – shower and hot meal for up to 30 people)
Tuesday: 10:30am–2pm (advice – ring bell at side of building)
Thursday: 10:30am–2pm (advice appointments – housing, benefits, CV writing)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1Pm6PGb

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Food (free), Internet access, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support

Trinity Homeless Projects (Pownall Gardens)

17-18 Pownall Gardens, Hounslow, London TW3 1YW

020 8737 6611

Monday–Friday: 8:30am–5pm (office hours)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1ppZJ8y

Accommodation and support for single homeless men 16-55 with support needs. 25 per cent of bedspaces are for ex-offenders. Prefer applicants to have a local connection.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Debt advice


Huggard Centre, Huggard Buildings, Hansen Street, Cardiff, Wales CF10 5NQ


Monday–Sunday: 8:30am–7:30pm (day centre)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1mq7cyv

Day centre and allied hostel for persons who are homeless or suffering from psychological or physical infirmity or who by for reason of adverse circumstances are thereby in need of help.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Dentist, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

Centrepoint Streets Project

The Warehouse 26R, Carters Green, West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 9LW

0871 717 7284

Monday–Thursday: 10am–4pm


Support services for young people, asylum seekers and refugees, homeless and disadvantaged people. Soup kitchen and respite centre.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Clothing store, Debt advice, Food, Food (free)

CHADD (On Route Project)

6 Dixons Green Road, Dudley, West Midlands DY2 7DH

01384 455464

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1yyXN2j

Accommodation for men aged 16-27, including ex-offenders or those at risk.

Coventry and Warwickshire YMCA (Daimler Green)

Endeavour Court, 20 Chelmarsh, Daimler Green, Coventry, West Midlands CV6 3LB

024 7659 7009

Monday–Sunday: Open 24 hours (call for appointment)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1CG6vu4

Single homeless people and care leavers with low support needs. Residents are expected to be or actively seeking to be in education, training or employment. Support for moving on.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Careers advice, Education/training, Internet access, Tenancy support

Coventry Foyer

Holyhead Court, Lower Holyhead Road, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 3AX

024 76251001

Monday–Sunday: Open 24 hours

Map   Website: bit.ly/Zrbxg9

For young people 16-24 who require support around independent living. Applicants must be willing to engage in employment, education or training. Help with budgeting money, cooking and confidence building. English and Maths classes.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Careers advice, Education/training, Internet access, Outreach worker links

Midland Heart (Hanwood House)

Leopold Street, Highgate, Birmingham, West Midlands B12 0QB

0121 753 1386

Monday–Friday: 8am–7pm (phone for appointment)

Map   Website: bit.ly/clMLop

Hostel for single homeless men aged 25+. Housing-related support is offered to all customers to enable them to develop the skills needed to move on into independent living.

Accommodation/housing advice, Food

Midland Heart (Zambesi Project)

185 Stratford Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham, West Midlands B11 1AG

0121 766 7645

Monday–Friday: 8am–7pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/aRrOFu

For single homeless men aged 45+. Staff provide housing-related support to enable residents to move on into independent living.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers

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