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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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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

 
Clean Slate Training & Employment

Elmfield House, 5 Stockwell Mews, Stockwell Road, London SW9 9GX

020 3540 7420

Monday & Friday: 10am–1:30pm (drop-in advisory service)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1A3rGIU

Clean Slate is re-writing the rule book on helping unemployed people facing barriers to work. They focus on the the future, not the past; trust them with paid work in their enterprises; and respect individuals' need for their own package of support and opportunity. Priority is given to people who are homeless.

Careers advice, Education/training

 
CoolTan Arts

3rd Fl, 224–236 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JE

0207 701 2696

Tuesday–Friday: 10am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1mWCZHY

Award-winning arts in mental health charity run for adults with experience of mental health distress.

Advocacy, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Leisure facilities, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Step-free

 
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

 
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

 
Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) Shelter

HTB 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: bit.ly/2vB3qkM

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. Guests can receive 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

 
Changing Lives

Textile House, Dukesway, Team Valley, Gateshead, North East NE11 0LF

0191 273 8891

Monday–Friday: 9am–3pm (phone to be referred to appropriate services)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1SrHnP8

Provides specialist support services for thousands of vulnerable people and families every month. Wide range of services across the UK. Many services, so call the main office to be referred.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Dentist, Drugs workers, Ex-offenders, Food, Food (free), Laundry, Leisure activities, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support

 
The Whitechapel Centre

Langsdale Street, Liverpool, North East L3 8DU

0151 207 7617

Monday–Sunday: 8am–8pm (homeless resolution hub, enablement activities)

Map   Website: bit.ly/N3gc0G

Works with people who are sleeping rough, living in hostels or struggling to manage their accommodation. Committed to helping people find and maintain a home and learn the life skills essential for independent living. No Second Night Out phone line: 0300 123 2041 (24/7)

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure facilities, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

 
1625 Independent People

Kingsley Hall, 59 Old Market Street, Bristol, South West BS2 0ER

0117 317 8800

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1nwLdXc

Work with 16–25-year-olds in Bristol who are homeless or at risk of homelessness by providing housing, mediation, advice, training opportunities and developing skills for successful independent living.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Leisure activities, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

 
Amber (Devon)

Ashley Court, Chawleigh, Chulmleigh, Devon, South West

01769 582022

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm (office hours)
Monday–Sunday: Open 24 hours (residential centre)

Map   Website: bit.ly/aRpJXr

For unemployed people aged 17-30 who want to make a new start. You may be unemployed as a result of not having a home or addiction or having been involved in crime. Residential programme in a clean, dry environment. If you're coming from outside Devon, please phone or email Olly (olly.giddings@amberweb.org).

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Dentist, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Internet access, Leisure activities, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Mental health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

 
Amber (Wiltshire)

Bythesea Lodge, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, South West BA14 8HR

01769 582022

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm (office hours)
Monday–Sunday: Open 24 hours (residential centre)

Map   Website: bit.ly/9Wo17K

For unemployed people aged 17-30 who want to make a new start. You may be unemployed as a result of not having a home or addiction or having been involved in crime. Residential programme in a clean, dry environment. If you're coming from outside Wiltshire, please phone (01769 582022) or email Olly (olly.giddings@amberweb.org).

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Dentist, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Leisure activities, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Mental health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

 
St Petrock’s

10 Cathedral Yard, Exeter, South West EX1 1HJ

01392 422396

Monday–Friday: 9am–1pm (drop-in)
Wednesday & Friday: 10am–12am (mental health practitioner)
Tuesday & Thursday: 2pm–4pm (probation, housing, jobs etc)
Monday: 2pm–4pm (women's group)
Monday & Thursday: 9am–12am podiatrist Monday, nurse Thursday)
Tuesday: 11am–1pm (alternative healing)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1OGdaLm

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Legal advice, Leisure activities, Medical/health, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Sexual health, Tenancy support

 
Amber (Surrey)

Farm Place, Stane Street, Ockley, Dorking, Surrey, South East RH5 5NG

01769 582022

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm (office hours)
Monday: Open 24 hours (residential centre)

Map   Website: bit.ly/aFU4cC

For unemployed people aged 17-30 who want to make a new start. You may be unemployed as a result of not having a home or addiction or having been involved in crime. Residential programme in a clean, dry environment. If you're coming from outside Surrey, please phone (01769 582022) or email Olly (olly.giddings@amberweb.org).

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Dentist, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Internet access, Leisure activities, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Mental health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

 
Beacon House Ministries

90-91 East Hill, Colchester, Essex, South East CO1 2QN

01206 761960

Monday–Sunday: 10am–2pm (medical clinic, café, laundry, showers; barber on Tuesday)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1MWpAy3

Practical help and medical care, occupational therapies, personal development and health awareness, working in co-operation with other services. Raises awareness of the needs experienced by vulnerable people to community groups.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure activities, Medical/health, Tenancy support

 
Crisis Sklylight Merseyside

96 Kent Street, Liverpool, North West L1 5BD

0151 218 7000

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm (office hours)
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30am–4:30pm (client-facing hours)
Tuesday: 9:30am–7:30pm (client-facing hours)

Map  

Outreach service that works with homeless and vulnerably-housed people.

Accommodation/housing advice, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Leisure facilities, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach workers

 
The Mustard Tree

110 Oldham Road, Ancoats, Manchester, North West M4 6AG

0161 228 7331

Friday & Saturday: 10am–4pm
Monday–Wednesday: 10am–4pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/3E80Jv

Provides support for homeless and marginalised people across Greater Manchester. They work with those who are facing the greatest barriers to employment, education, good health outcomes, secure housing, social integration and financial integration, by seeking to tackle both the causes and consequences of poverty.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Education/training, Food (free), Leisure activities, Mental health, Music/drama, Tenancy support

 
Prebend Day Centre

12-14 Prebend Street, Bedford, East of England MK40 1QW

01234 365955

Monday–Sunday: 8:30am–12:30am

Map   Website: bit.ly/1WGpekg

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Dentist, Drugs workers, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Legal advice, Leisure activities, Leisure facilities, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Mental health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support

 
DePaul UK

Nationwide

020 7939 1220

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1W0OoZ

Helps young people who are vulnerable, homeless and disadvantaged through accommodation, resettlement, training and employment, family mediation, prison work, work in communities, and volunteering and mentoring. Emergency accommodation. Offender services.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Debt advice, Education/training, Tenancy support

 
Apex Scotland

9 Great Stuart Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 7TP

0131 220 0130

Map   Website: bit.ly/1mePovA

For offenders, ex-offenders and young people at risk of offending, many of whom may also be homeless. Their services will help clients to, for instance, move onto employment, training or further education. To find your local office, please click the link to visit the website. Head office is not step-free, but some local officers are – ring to check.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Internet access

 
Streetyouth (Streetwork UK)

18 South Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1LL

0131 344 0825

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1ndZhmB

Streetyouth works with young people (up to 26th birthday) who are at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness. Streetyouth provides street-based outreach and one-to-one support.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Laundry, Luggage storage, Mental health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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