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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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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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Help for Depression

Website: bit.ly/1sU6yxO

A comprehensive explanation of the various approaches and treatments for depression.

Mental health

 
Homeless Outreach Project (Edinburgh)

65/5 Niddrie Mains Terrace, Edinburgh EH16 4NX

0131 661 7137

Monday–Friday: 9:30am–5pm

Map  

Outreach service for homeless people experiencing difficulties with their mental health and/or addictions.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Mental health, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support

 
Integrated Camden Alchohol Service (ICAS)

7-8 Early Mews, Arlington Road NW1 7HG

020 3227 4950

Monday: 10am–12am (drop-in)
Tuesday & Friday: 2pm–4pm (drop-in)
Monday & Thursday: 5pm–7pm (evening assessments)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2jnMpUY

A welcoming, open-access service for people experiencing difficulty with alcohol use or who are affected by alcohol use issues. The Family alcohol Service (FAS) is delivered in partnership with the NSPCC and the provision of the affected others service by Some Space (SS). Open access and drop-in. Individuals can self-refer by attending the drop-in. Evening assessments by appointment only.

Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Counselling, Medical/health, Mental health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

 
999 Club (Deptford Centre)

21 Deptford Broadway, London SE8 4PA

020 8695 5797

Winter shelter:
3 January to 14 March
Monday–Sunday: 8pm–8am
Wednesday: 9am–12am (drug & alcohol worker)
Monday: 9am–12am (mental health professionals)
Monday–Friday: 9am–12am (9–10.30am for rough sleepers only)
Tuesday: 9am–12am (Samaritans)
Thursday: 9am–12am (NHS nurse)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2gObZ4B

Warm and welcoming environment to anyone who is homeless. Learn new skills, find work and housing and reconnect to family and friends. Open-access sessions where people can access specialist advice on housing and benefits. Learning and activities programme and specialist healthcare services. Winter shelter referrals via agencies of the 999 Club Gateway Centre. 21+, dry, 30 spaces.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Ex-offenders, Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Legal advice, Medical/health, Mental health, Tenancy support

 
Acton Homeless Concern

Emmaus House, 1 Berrymead Gardens, London W3 8AA

020 8992 5768

Map   Website: bit.ly/1rY49Ay

Call for the times of their wide range of services.

Alcohol workers, Barber, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Dentist, Drugs workers, Food, Foot care

 
Addaction SMART

9b Mitcham Lane, Streatham, London SW16 6LG

02086778541 / 0208769 4764

Monday: 9:30am–5pm
Wednesday: 2pm–5pm
Tuesday: 9:30am–1pm
Thursday: 9:30am–5pm
Friday: 9:30am–2pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1l6PTrf

For people with drug-related problems. Advice, information and support. Assessment, counselling, complementary therapies, referral to specialist providers and user groups.

Advocacy, Counselling, Drugs workers, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach workers

 
Ambrose King Centre

The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB

020 7377 7306

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am–4pm (drop-in & appointments)
Wednesday: 12am–4pm (drop-in & appointments)
Monday: 9am–6:30pm (drop-in & appointments)
Tuesday: 4pm–6:30pm (appointments)
Saturday: 9:30am–12:30am

Map   Website: bit.ly/1tSVpOn

Drop-in sexual health advice and counselling. Tests for infections & HIV. Drop-in and appointment clinics for sex workers. Clinic for gay men. Sexual assault clinic. Bangladeshi advocacy service. Doors open 30 minutes before session times for registration.

Counselling, Medical/health

 
Camden Health Improvement Practice (Hampstead Road)

The Margarete Centre, 108 Hampstead Road, London NW1 2LS

020 3317 6075

Monday & Tuesday: 10am–12:30am (doctor, nurse)
Tuesday & Wednesday: 2pm–4:30pm (doctor, nurse)
Friday: 2pm–4pm (doctor, nurse)
Thursday: 2pm–4:30pm (nurse prescriber, Methadone clinic)
Monday: 2pm–4:30pm (benefits, housing advice)

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For people sleeping out or in hostels within the borough. General health care; chronic disease management; hepatitis and HIV screening; vaccination; free condoms; referral (counselling, alcohol worker, mental health services, drug worker); information on dentistry and podiatry services; alcohol and drug advice and treatment; cervical screening; blood tests; benefits and housing advice; assistance to homeless patients in UCH; on call services at nights and weekends.

Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Dentist, Foot care, Medical/health, Mental health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links

 
Camden Health Improvement Practice (King’s Cross)

King’s Cross Primary Care Centre, 264 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JY

020 3317 2645

Friday: 2pm–4:30pm (nurse prescriber)

Map   Website: bit.ly/QZ6XJ

For people sleeping out or in hostels within the borough. General health care; chronic disease management; hepatitis and HIV screening; vaccination; free condoms; referral (counselling, alcohol worker, mental health services, drug worker); information on dentistry and podiatry services; alcohol and drug advice and treatment; cervical screening; blood tests; benefits and housing advice; assistance to homeless patients in UCH; on call services at nights and weekends.

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Foot care, Medical/health, Mental health, Needle exchange

 
Camden Health Improvement Practice (Spectrum Centre)

Spectrum Centre, 6 Greenland Street, Camden Town, London NW1 0ND

0207 267 2100

Monday: 9:30am–12am (nurse prescriber)
Tuesday: 11:30am–1pm (doctor, nurse)
Wednesday: 2pm–4:30pm (doctor, nurse, benefits & housing advice)
Friday: 9:30am–12am (doctor, nurse, benefits & housing advice)

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For those sleeping out or in hostels within the borough. General health care; chronic disease management; hepatitis and HIV screening; vaccination; free condoms; referral (counselling, alcohol worker, mental health services, drug worker); information on dentistry and podiatry services; alcohol and drug advice and treatment; cervical screening; blood tests; benefits and housing advice; assistance to homeless patients in UCH; on call services at nights and weekends. Step-free entrance, with lift to access other floors.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Dentist, Drugs workers, Foot care, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Step-free

 
Cardinal Hume Centre

3–7 Arneway St, Horseferry Rd, London SW1P 2BG

020 7227 1673

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:15am–4:30pm (closed 1–2pm)
Wednesday: 9:15am–7pm (closed 1–2pm)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1Fi5Rq0

Enables people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness. Works with homeless young people, badly-housed families and others in need. Spanish (Wed) and Arabic (Friday) speakers by appointment.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Internet access, Medical/health, Tenancy support

 
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

 
CGL – New Direction

410 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London SE13 6LJ

020 8314 5566

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30am–5:30pm (open access)
Tuesday: 1:30pm–5pm (open access)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2j5vOpq

Integrated treatment for adults who have a problem with drug and alcohol use. Nurses, keyworkers, doctors and counsellors, plus a peer mentor programme. Gender-specific services. Complementary health services. NA, CA and SMART groups. For assessment, attend an open-access session. Accept referrals by phone or email on ND.Referrals@cgl.org.uk

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach workers

 
Clapton Community Drop-in

Round Chapel Old School Rooms, Powerscroft Road, London E5 0PU

Wednesday: 12:30am–3:30pm (Job Club)
Sunday: 2:30pm–4pm

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Contact: coordinator.claptondropin@gmail.com. Friendly and non-judgemental support for the more marginalised members of the community to access more services in the borough, particularly in relation to housing, benefits, JobCentre Plus, as well as health- and family-related issues. The Job Club is for anyone wanting support with maintaining their benefits, using the drop-in's computers with support to access Universal Job Match, write a CV and apply for jobs.

Benefits advice, Careers advice, Ex-offenders, Food (free), Legal advice, Mental health, Outreach worker links

 
CLASH (Central London Action on Street Health)

Mortimer Market Centre, Capper Street, London WC1R 6JB

020 7734 1794

Monday: 9am–1pm (for women sex workers)
Monday: 2pm–4:30pm (appointments, women sex workers)
Friday: 10:30am–1pm (for women sex workers)
Wednesday & Friday: 2pm–4:30pm (appointments, women sex workers)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1Qydb1J

Information, advice, counselling on drugs, HIV & other health issues for young homeless people, drug users, gay men and sex workers. Phone for emergency needle exchange and for times of LGBT sexual health clinics. Appointments: 020 7734 1794 (women sex workers).

 
Core Arts

1 St Barnabas Terrace, London E9 6DJ

020 8533 3500

Map   Website: bit.ly/w3FwW

Promotes the artistic and creative abilities of people who experience severe and enduring mental health problems.

Leisure activities, Music/drama

 
Doctors of the World (Praxis)

Praxis, Pott Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 0EF

07974616852

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1pm–5pm (register for an appointment after 11am – first come, first served)
Saturday: 2pm–5pm (for families & children – first Sat of month)
Saturday: 10am–1pm (for pregnant women – first Sat of month)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1B0MjST

Information, advice and practical assistance to help vulnerable people access NHS and other services. Some basic healthcare and advocacy for people who have problems accessing healthcare. Clinic advice line: 020 75157534 (advice line, 10am–12midday). Closed on Bank Holidays.

Advocacy, Medical/health

 
Doctors of the World (Stoke Newington)

St Paul’s Church, Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7UY

020 7515 7534

Monday–: 10am–2pm

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For residents of Hackney and the City. Register with a GP, access specialist services, and get free prescriptions, eye tests and dental care. “First come, first served” – once the list is full they can't see more people. To make an appointment, please call or email clinic@doctorsoftheworld.org.uk

Dentist, Medical/health, Mental health, Sexual health

 
Dual Diagnosis Anonymous

London

07702 510 110

Monday: 7pm–8pm Oasis Centre, W12 8PB
Tuesday: 7pm–8pm South Kensington & Chelsea Mental Health Centre, SW10 9NG
Wednesday: 7:30pm–8:30pm EACH, W7 3UG
Friday: 7pm–8pm Oasis Centre
Saturday: 1pm–2pm Ealing Hospital, Southall UB1 3EU

Website: bit.ly/2kCbegE

Self-help organisation supports people who are struggling with addiction and mental health conditions through a ’12 Step + 5’ recovery programme, workshops and other services. Phone or email info@ddauk.org to learn more.

Counselling, Mental health

 
Find & Treat

2nd Floor, Hospital of Tropical Diseases, Mortimer Market Centre, Caper Street, London WC1E 6JB

0203 447 9842

Website: bit.ly/rPFVtD

Phone for information and advice on tuberculosis (TB), or visit the website to find out where the mobile X-ray unit (MXU) will be. Getting screened takes two minutes. It is confidential and safe. You get the results immediately and there is no need to undress.

Medical/health

 
Focus Homeless Outreach Team

4 Greenland Road, Camden Town, London NW1 0AS

020 3317 6590

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1HVNJic

Support for single homeless people with mental health problems. Sessions in hostels and day centres.

Mental health, Outreach workers

 
Great Chapel Street Medical Centre

13 Great Chapel Street, London W1F 8FL

020 7437 9360

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10am–12:30am (doctor)
Monday–Friday: 2pm–4:30pm (doctor)
Tuesday & Thursday: 10am–5pm (dental service)
Tuesday: 2pm–4:30pm (counselling drop-in; appointment at other times)
Monday: 10am–12am (counselling drop-in; appointment at other times)
Monday–Friday: 10am–12:30am (nurse; and drugs, alcohol & mental health nurse; housing advisor)
Monday–Friday: 2pm–4:30pm (nurse; and drugs, alcohol & mental health nurse; housing advisor)
Friday: 9am–12:30am (podiatry)

Map   Website: bit.ly/OEr5R

Primary healthcare for homeless people. Wide range of drop-in services, and you can see a psychiatrist by appointment.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Foot care, Medical/health, Mental health

 
Greenlight Medical Van

Hillsong Church London, PO Box 29971, Putney, London SW6 2WX

020 7384 9200

Thursday: 7:30pm–10pm (outreach with Pilion Trust nr Old Street and Angel stations)
Wednesday: 7:30pm–10pm (alt weeks, nr Tottenham Ct Rd station and NLAH, N16)
Saturday: 9:30am–12:30am (alt weeks, St Andrew’s, Fulham)
Sunday: 11:30am–4:30pm (nr Tottenham Court Rd station)
Monday: 7pm–9:30pm (alt weeks The Upper Room, W12 and Streetlytes, W12)
Tuesday: 7pm–10pm (The Passage Hostel, then Buckingham Gate)

Website: bit.ly/Kdu1mJ

Church-funded and volunteer-led project that offers wound care, blood pressure and heart rate checks etc, advice and signposting services to London’s rough sleepers.

Advocacy, Medical/health

 
Groundswell Homeless Health Peer Advocacy

3rd Floor, 55 Bondway, London SW8 1SJ

0300 0039600

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm (appointments for peer support)

Map   Website: bit.ly/XH0of

eer Advocates with personal experience of homelessness support homeless people to access healthcare. Peers support clients with health appointments in Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Camden, Hackney, Hounslow and Wandsworth.

Advocacy, Education/training, Outreach workers

 
Haringey Recovery Service

590 Seven Sisters Road, London N15 6HR

020 8801 3999

Tuesday & Thursday: 10am–7pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am–4:30pm
Saturday: 10am–4pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/2t1vQ33

Works with individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol misuse, and with their friends, families and carers. A holistic approach to recovery, with continued sustainable support, equipping people with the skill for self-development and for collectively developing the whole recovery community.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Ex-offenders, Internet access, Legal advice, Leisure facilities, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Step-free, Tenancy support

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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