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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
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999 Club (Deptford Centre)

21 Deptford Broadway, London SE8 4PA

020 8695 5797

Winter shelter:
January to 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.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Barber, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Dentist, Drugs workers, Food, Foot care, Medical/health

 
Ambrose King Centre

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

020 7377 7306/7307

Thursday: 8:30am–6:30pm
Wednesday: 12am–6:30pm
Monday & Tuesday: 8:30am–6:30pm
Friday: 9am–4pm
Saturday: 9am–4pm

Map   Website: https://bit.ly/2MrOn5d

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)

108 Hampstead Road, London NW1 2LS

020 3182 4200

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:30am–12:30am (doctor, nurse)
Tuesday–Thursday: 2pm–4:30pm (doctor, nurse)
Friday: 1:30pm–4pm (doctor, nurse)
Tuesday: 10:30am–12:30am

Map   Website: https://bit.ly/2KTone7

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

 
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

Map  

Contact: coordinator.claptondropin@gmail.com. Friendly help to access 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, 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. Not free, but accept Direct Payments or Personal Budgets.

Leisure activities, Music/drama

 
Doctors of the World (Praxis)

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

0808 1647 686 (freephone)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1pm–5pm (register for an appointment after 11am – first come, first served)
Tuesday: 11am–2pm (women & children clinic - first come, first served)
Monday–Friday: 10am–12am (advice line)

Map   Website: https://bit.ly/2OAZG9w

Info, advice to help vulnerable people access NHS and other services. Basic healthcare and advocacy for people who have problems accessing healthcare. 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

Map  

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, check website or email info@ddauk.org to learn more.

Counselling, Mental health

 
Find & Treat

London

020 3447 9842

Website: https://bit.ly/2OzKM2s

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

Mobile, 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

St Matthew?s Church, Brixton Hill, London SW2 1JF

020 7725 2851

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, Mental health, Outreach workers

 
Haringey Recovery Service

590 Seven Sisters Road, London N15 6HR

020 8801 3999

Monday–Friday: 9:30am–5pm

Map   Website: https://bit.ly/2LHcQnq

Works with individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol misuse, and their friends, families and carers. Holistic approach, with continued support, equipping people with the skill for self-development.

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

 
Haven (Paddington)

St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY

020 7886 1101

Monday–Sunday: Open 24 hours

Map   Website: bit.ly/TLh3s

Counselling and medical services for people who have been sexually assaulted. Screening for STIs, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception. Specialist workers for 13- to 18-year-olds and Asian women.

Counselling, Medical/health

 
Haven (Whitechapel)

The Royal London Hospital, 9 Brady Street, London E1 5BG

020 7247 4787

Monday–Sunday: Open 24 hours

Map   Website: bit.ly/TLh3s

Counselling and medical services for people who have been sexually assaulted. Screening for STIs, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception. Specialist workers for 13- to 18-year-olds and Asian women. For urgent advice/appointments: 020 3299 6900.

Counselling, Medical/health

 
Health E1

9-11 Brick Lane, Aldgate East, London E1 6PU

020 7247 0090

Monday–Thursday: 9am–12am (drop-in)
Friday: 11am–5pm (drop-in, closed 11am–2pm)
Monday & Thursday: 2pm–3:30pm (drop-in mental health clinic)
Friday: 10am–11am (smoking cessation)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1rEyV67

Medical centre for homeless and vulnerably-housed people. Also registers people in hostels or B&Bs in Tower Hamlets and those who have been placed in temporary accommodation elsewhere in London by LB Tower Hamlets. Wide range of services - contact them for further information

Benefits advice, Drugs workers, Medical/health, Mental health, Needle exchange, Sexual health

 
Marylebone Centre (Church Army)

1-5 Cosway St, London NW1 5NR

020 7262 3818

Monday–Thursday: 9:30am–1:30pm (rough sleepers' drop-in)
Monday: 10:30am–11:30am (drama)
Tuesday: 10am–12am (open access; clothing for rough sleepers only)
Monday: 1:30pm–3:30pm (M’lebone Proj newsletter)
Friday: 10am–12am (ESOL for beginners)
Tuesday & Friday: 1:30pm–3:30pm (healthy eating; kitchen skills)
Wednesday: 8am–9am (running club)
Wednesday: 9am–12am (Women into Work 1:1; advice)
Wednesday: 1:30pm–3:30pm (Women into Work group)
Thursday: 9am–3pm (life coaching 1:1)
Thursday & Friday: 1:30pm–3:30pm (Westminster Adul Education Service – IT, reading, writing)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1mhvhYf

Female-only project. Two hostels with 112 single beds and a day centre with a rough sleepers' drop-in. Activities programme for residents and day centre users. Lift for people with mobility problems to access the day centre.

Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Leisure activities, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Music/drama, Sexual health, Step-free, Tenancy support

 
Maytree Respite Centre

72 Moray Road, London N4 3LG

020 7263 7070

Monday–Sunday: Open 24 hours

Map   Website: bit.ly/Tb04U

This is NOT a drop-in service: Maytree provides a one-off four-night stay in a safe residential setting for people who are in a suicidal crisis, with opportunity to talk, reflect and rest, subject to an assessment, in confidence and without judgement.

Counselling, Mental health

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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