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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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PopLaw Legal Advice Clinic

The Idea Store, Chrisp Street, 1 Vesey Path, East India Dock Road E14 6BT

020 7364 4332

Tuesday: 6pm–8pm (appointments only)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1LesN8N

Covers debt, employment, housing, benefits etc. Initial advice, written advice and form-filling. For residents of Tower Hamlets. More info from the website.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Legal advice, 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

 
Asha Projects

13 Shrubbery Road, London SW16 2AS

020 8696 0023

Monday–Friday: 9am–6pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/10ke1gi

Advice, help and referral for Asian women and children, and single women fleeing domestic violence. English, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Hindi and Bengali. Call for an appointment.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Legal advice, Outreach worker links

 
Barka UK (Reconnections Project)

London

0207 275 7768

Monday–Wednesday: 9am–4pm (helpline – Polish, Russian, Romanian and English)

Website: bit.ly/1r1LCpo

Offers Eastern European rough sleepers the opportunity to return home. Help with obtaining passports & transportation. Also information on employment, benefits, NI, the law, organisations supporting CEE migrants. Information on CEE Alcoholics Anonymous & Narcotics Anonymous groups. The helpline (0800 171 2926) is provided in Polish & English.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Drugs workers, Legal advice, Outreach worker links

 
Barnardo's (Young Women's Project)

PO Box 34727, London N7 8YQ

0800 316 1770 (free phone)

Monday–Friday: 9am–5:30pm (office hours)
Monday & Wednesday: 12am–3pm (under 14 drop-in)
Monday & Wednesday: 2pm–5pm (over 14s drop-in)

Map   Website: bit.ly/pv9ZH

For girls and young women (11-18) who are involved in or at risk of being sexually exploited in Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Camden. Call 020 7700 2253 for further information or to discuss a referral.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Legal advice, Medical/health, Mental health, Outreach workers

 
Bethnal Green Legal Advice Clinic

University House, 104 Roman Road, London E2 0RN

020 8980 4205

Tuesday & Wednesday: 5:30pm–7pm (drop-in)
Monday & Wednesday: 10am–12am (drop-in)
Thursday: 6:30pm–8pm (drop-in)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1EsgbIZ

Please arrive early. Covers employment and debt. More information from the website.

Benefits advice, Debt advice, Legal advice

 
Blackfriars Settlement Clinic

1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0RB

020 7928 9521

Wednesday: 6:30pm–8pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1KHHPmm

Covers housing and debt. Initial and written advice. Appointments only. Southwark residents only.

Accommodation/housing advice, Debt advice, Legal advice

 
Brixton Advice Centre

167 Railton Road, London SE24 OLU

020 7733 7554

Monday–Thursday: 10am–3pm (call into reception)

Map   Website: bit.ly/9Q6Xk

Specialist advice on welfare benefits, housing, employment and debt. Website has good info on homeless health services. All advice sessions are on a first come, first served basis.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Education/training, Legal advice

 
Broken Rainbow

London

0300 999 5428/0800 999 5428

Friday: 1pm–5pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10am–5pm
Monday & Thursday: 10am–8pm

Website: bit.ly/1nklktC

Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people experiencing domestic violence. 0300 numbers are billed as 01 and 02 landline numbers and are usually included in contract and package minutes; 0800 numbers are free from landlines and include in some mobile provider inclusive minutes. Also offer online chat via the website.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling, Legal advice, Medical/health

 
Camden CAB Service Legal Advice

141a Robert Street, London NW1 3QT

03444 889 626

Monday–Friday: 10am–4pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/VKbzhh

Covers immigration and nationality and employment.

Legal advice

 
Caveat Solicitors

363 Ripple Road, Barking, London IG11 9PN

0203 249 1177

Monday–Friday: 9:30am–11:30am (free legal helpline - 020 3249 1179)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1CUxBNH

Free legal advice clinic on housing, homelessness, immigration etc. Freephone: 0800 050 9730.

Legal advice

 
CGL – Camden Community Drugs Service (Camden Town)

184 Royal College Street, Camden Town, London NW1 9NN

020 7485 2722

Monday & Thursday: 9:30am–8pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/2k0nWVR

Flexible, confidential treatment and support for adults in Camden with substance use issues. Drop in, phone or email anna.jezuita@cgl.org.uk for an appointment.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Legal advice, Medical/health, Mental health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links

 
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 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

 
Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Spencer House, 29 Grove Hill Road, Harrow-On-The-Hill, HA1 3BN, London

020 7923 4020

Monday–Friday: 9:30am–5:30pm

Website: bit.ly/1wYaj4q

Free advice to homeless people regarding homelessness decisions. Use the branch locator to find your nearest branch.

Legal advice

 
East European Advice Centre

Room 18, The Polish Centre, 238–246 King Street, London W6 9LP

020 8741 1288

Monday–Friday: 9:30am–4:30pm (advice line)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1qCIihS

Free, independent and impartial advice and casework to Eastern European migrants: homelessness prevention (Advice Line 0800 121 4226) and casework, employment rights campaign, outreach to elderly Eastern Europeans. West London boroughs only. Services in English and Polish; language support in Romanian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian and Hungarian with some notice. Appointments only - please ring first.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Legal advice, Outreach workers

 
Enfield Evening Advice Service

c/o Enfield Foyer, 279–281 Fore Street, Edmonton, London N9 0PD

0203 232 2135

Wednesday: 6pm–8pm (drop-in)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1w0ldNB

Initial legal advice, form-filling and guidance. Covers asylum, children, landlord & tenant issues, employment, debt, domestic violence, immigration, housing etc. Please arrive early.

Debt advice, Legal advice

 
Eritrean Community in the UK

The Holloway Neighbourhood Group (NHG), 84 Mayton Street, London N7 6QT

020 7700 7995

Map   Website: bit.ly/XjA6uy

Advice, information, support, advocacy and referral: education, training, employment/business start-ups, welfare rights, housing, immigration, health and culturally-based counselling etc.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Legal advice, Outreach worker links

 
Finsbury Park Mosque

7–11 St Thoms’s Rd, London N4 2QH

020 7424 5252

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 10:30am–1pm (women's group)
Monday & Wednesday: 5pm–7pm (karate for kids)
Thursday: 6pm–8pm (soup run - 7pm–9pm in summer)
Friday: 4pm–7pm (youth club for boys)
Saturday: 3pm–5pm (youth club for girls)
Saturday & Sunday: 10am–5pm (community meetings all day)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1TzS5H5

Registered charity serving the local Muslim community and the wider society in Islington and surrounding N London boroughs. Community centre which works with everyone to promote dialogue and understanding in our multicultural society.

Counselling, Education/training, Legal advice, Leisure activities

 
Greenwich Migrant Hub

Woolwich Common Community Centre, Leslie Smith Square, London SE18 4DW

07429031389

Tuesday: 10:30am–1:30pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1UiAjYA

Drop-in advice centre offering free immigration, housing and domestic violence advice and a hot meal to vulnerable migrants in Greenwich and neighbouring boroughs.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Food (free), Legal advice, Step-free

 
Hackney Migrant Centre

St Mary's New Church Rooms, Spenley Walk, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES

Wednesday: 10am–4pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1DEJqd9

Free advice and support for refugees and migrants. Free immigration advice. First 40 visitors only; arrive early with documents or paperwork.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Legal advice

 
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

 
Iraqi Community Association

Unit 1 Cavell House, 233 Wood Lane, London W12 0HL

0207 023 2650

Monday–Friday: 10am–5:30pm (Thursday phone only)

Map   Website: https://binged.it/2rgLAOy

Advice and information for the Iraqi and Arab communities. Support and guidance for children and young people. Day centres for older people. Bilingual newsletter. Cultural and social activities.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Legal advice, Leisure activities, Medical/health

 
Kingston University Community Legal Advice Clinic

Room 59, Kenry House, Kingston Law School, Kingston Hill, Kingston Upon Thames, London KT2 7LB

07708 312992

Tuesday: 5pm–7pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1WjN4EV

Written advice and form-filling. Limited service outside term-time. Appointment only.

Accommodation/housing advice, Legal advice

 
Kiran - Asian Women's Aid

Community Pl, 806 High Rd, Leyton, London E10 6AE

020 8558 1986

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1pl0KxD

Refuge accommodation, advice and support for Asian women experiencing domestic violence. Help with benefits, legal issues, housing, health and training. Works with women with children from the Indian sub-continent, and from Turkey, Iran, Morocco, Malaysia etc. Outreach and resettlement services, including outreach for children. Drop in or phone.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Education/training, Legal advice

 
London Coalition Against Poverty

Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX

07932 241737

Map   Website: bit.ly/MqJPH

A coalition of local community activists and individuals working in advice, mainly in Hackney. Please phone the LCAP mobile or email londoncoalitionagainstpoverty AT gmail DOT com.

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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