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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 contact@thepavement.org.uk at The Pavement!

SERVICES

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240 Project

116 Bramley Road, , ,

W10 6SU

Phone: 0207 221 7530

Friendly charity helping people mainly who have a history of homelessness, are vulnerable and mostly need support. Acupuncture, art, cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, computing, cooking, drama, felt workshop, group therapy, leather work, mosaics, music, poetry, qi gong, yoga etc. Ring for details or check the timetable (www.240project.org.uk/timetable/). Not step-free.

Art classes, Clothing store, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Leisure facilities, Music/drama

722 Young People Service

722 Leytonstone High Road, Leytonstone, ,

E11 3AJ

Phone: 0300 555 1158

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

For people aged 10-18 in Waltham Forest with drug- and alcohol-related issues. Evening appointments by request.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Drugs workers, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links

999 Club (Deptford Centre)

21 Deptford Broadway, , ,

SE8 4PA

Phone: 020 8694 5797

Winter shelter:
24 September to 31 March
Monday-Sunday: 6:30pm-8:30am
Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm (9–10.30am for rough sleepers only)
Tuesday: 9am-12pm (mental health professionals)
Wednesday: 9am-12pm (GP & signposting)
Thursday: 9am-12pm (nurse practitioner)

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.

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

A Mile in Her Shoes

c/o London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, ,

SE1 0AA

Monday: 5:30pm-6:30pm (Recovery College, 33 Rushworth St)
Wednesday: 4pm-5pm (Employment Academy, 29 Peckham Rd)
Friday: 4:30pm-5:15pm (Crisis reception, 66 Commercial Street)

Women-only running fitness classes suitable for all abilities, beginners welcome! If you need suitable clothing or shoes (quality, clean & second-hand), please contact run@amileinhershoes.org.uk or 07518 221 613 in advance with your sizes. Led by qualified, insured female volunteers.

Medical/health, Leisure facilities

Accumulate

34 Clovelly Road, , ,

N8 7RH

Phone: 07799 450636

Photography and art for young people in hostels. At the end of the project the photographs are sold and 40 per cent of the selling price goes to the photographer. One scholarship for creative & digital media course at Ravensbourne Uni. January to June. Please ring to check step-free access and dates/times.

Art classes

Ace of Clubs

St Alphonsus Rd, Clapham, ,

SW4 7AS

Phone: 020 7720 2811

Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm

Open-access day centre for homeless, vulnerable & isolated people in Clapham. Lunch, tea, coffee, showers, accredited education, bike club etc. Accredited education courses.

Accommodation/housing advice, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Education/training, Food, Medical/health, Outreach worker links

Ackee Housing Project

6-8 Palatine Road, , ,

N16 8SX

Phone: 020 7254 5159

Monday-Friday: 10am-4:30pm
Map Website: http://

For single homeless black women (17-25) with low support needs and a local connection to Haringey. Please phone first.

Acton Homeless Concern

Emmaus House, 1 Berrymead Gardens, ,

W3 8AA

Phone: 020 8992 5768

Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm (refreshments, Damien Centre, 3-5 Church Rd, Acton)
Monday-Friday: 2pm-6pm (refreshments, Damien Centre, 3-5 Church Rd, Acton)
Thursday: 2:30pm-6pm (refreshments, Damien Centre, 3-5 Church Rd, Acton)

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

Addaction (Break the Cycle)

Community House, 311 Fore Street, Enfield,

N9 0PZ

Phone: 020 8373 6307 /07807 789473

Monday-Friday: 9am-3pm (café for clients accessing treatment at 12 Centre Way, Claverings)
Tuesday & Wednesday: 9am-12am (peer-support drop-in; Weds 3pm-4pm is women only)
Friday: 2pm-6pm (peer-support drop-in)

A service user forum and support group set up by current and ex-users of Enfield drug treatment services. Complementary therapies, including Indian head massage, reflexology and group meditation on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Acupuncture is held on Friday. Phone or email btc@ggcce.org.uk.

Advocacy, Drugs workers, Food

Addiction Recovery Community (ARC) Hounslow

Montague Hall, Montague Road, Hounslow

TW3 1LD

Phone: 020 8538 1150

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Helps people in Hounslow break a cycle of addiction to heroin, cocaine, new psychoactive substance, alcohol etc. You can self-refer in person or contact them by phone, or get your key worker to make a referral on your behalf. Phone for times of services.

Alcohol workers, Drugs workers

Addiction, Recovery, Community, Hillingdon Service (Arch)

Old Bank House, 64 High Street, Uxbridge

UB8 1JP

Phone: 01895 207777

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am-5:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 9am-7pm

Free and confidential service for young people and adults who live or are registered with a GP in Hillingdon and want to deal with their alcohol or drug difficulties, and associated emotional or mental health issues. Assessment and tailored recovery plans, detox, specialist treatment, advice and info, one-to-one and group therapy, peer support, men's and women's groups, evening and weekend social drop-in and activities etc. Self refer by phone or ask your key worker to help you.

Needle exchange, Accommodation/housing advice, Careers advice, Leisure facilities, Counselling

Adfam

25 Corsham Street, , ,

WC1H 8BS

Phone: 020 3817 9410

Adfam is the national charity working to improve life for families affected by drugs and alcohol. A number of useful resources, including a map of local support groups, are available on its website.

Advisory Service for Squatters

84b Whitechapel High St, , ,

E1 7QX

Phone: 020 3216 0099

Monday-Friday: 2pm-6pm

Legal and practical advice to squatters and other homeless people. Please ring 020 3216 0099 or email advice@squatter.org.uk first.

Accommodation/housing advice

Agape

c/o Holy Trinity Church, Chobham Road, Knaphill, Woking GU21 2SX

Phone: 01483 824006

Wednesday: 7:45pm-9:15pm (Embankment)

Soup, coffee, tea etc plus sandwiches, biscuits etc - and spend time chatting to people.

Food (free)

Akwaaba

Princess May Primary School, Barrett's Grove Entrance (off Stoke Newington Road), ,

N16 8AJ

Phone: 07516 675995 (Sunday pm)

Sunday: 2pm-6pm

Social drop-in service for refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants. Hot meal, games, books, ESOL conversation classes and other activities.

Education/training, Food, Leisure facilities

Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women's Centre

Bays 4 and 5, Trellick Tower, Golborne Road,

W10 5PL

Phone: 020 8969 2292


Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Friday: 10am-12pm (drop-in)
Sunday: 12pm-4pm 1st Sunday of month - drop-in for isolated Arabic-speaking men aged 55+)

Advice and assistance for Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families on benefits, housing, homelessness, domestic violence, health and mental health. For mental health support in Arabic, please book in advance. Outreach support to the elderly. ESOL classes with free creche for women returners. Some projects are borough-restricted, so contact them for more information.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Medical/health

Albert Kennedy Trust (London)

Unit 203, Hatton Square Business Centre, 16/16a Baldwins Gardens,

EC1N 7RJ

Phone: 020 7831 6562

Monday-Friday: 10am-4:30pm

Supports LGBT 16-25-year-olds who are homeless or living in a hostile or violent environment because they have come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans to their parents or care giver.

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

All Saints Fulham

Pryors Bank Pavilion, Putney Bridge Approach, ,

SW6 3LA

Thursday: 12:30pm-1:45pm

A main meal, plus fruit, yoghurt, biscuits, home-baked cakes and bread. It is a warm and happy place to meet and eat.

Food (free), Food

Alone in London (Depaul)

Unit 6, 48 Provost Street, ,

N1 7SU

Phone: 020 7278 4224

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Supports young people, 16-25-years-old, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to develop the skills and resources they need to secure sustainable and safe accommodation and to fulfil their potential. Free housing advice, family mediation and counselling services for people aged 11 to 25 - you can refer yourself or get your key worker to do it. Call 0207 939 1220 in office hours.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Careers advice, Counselling, Education/training

Ambrose King Centre

The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel,

E1 1BB

Phone: 020 7377 7306/7307

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

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

American International Church Soup Kitchen

79a Tottenham Court Rd, (Entrance in Whitfield Street), ,

W1T 4TD

Phone: 020 7580 2791

Monday & Tuesday & Friday & Saturday: 10am-12pm
Thursday-Saturday: 10am-12pm

The soup kitchen provides free hot meals, clothes and toiletries. The clothing store is open on alternate Mondays. This service is closed in August.

Clothing store, Food (free)

AMURT

3A Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, ,

N16 6PA

Phone: 020 88064250

Thursday: 6:30pm-8pm (Lincoln’s Inn Fields)

Mission statement: 'Empowering people, inspiring change. Love is all there is.' Vegetarian food, and music while they distribute.

Food (free)

Ancilla Soup Kitchen

The Most Precious Blood & St Edmund, 115 Hertford Road, ,

N9 7EN

Phone: 020 8804 4070

Friday: 11am-2pm

Food (free)

Antidote Services (London Friend)

London Friend, 86 Caledonian Road, ,

N1 9DN

Phone: 020 7833 1674

Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm
Monday: 11am-1pm (drop-in assessment for referral or confidential chat. Women workers available, 86 Caledonian Rd)
Monday: 9am-12pm (walk-in clinic, MSM clinic, Capper Street
Tuesday: 5pm-7pm (MSM CODE clinic, 56 Dean Street)
Thursday: 6pm-8:30pm (LGBT drop-in, 32a Wardour Street)

A drug and alcohol service targeted at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Sexual health

Asha Projects

13 Shrubbery Road, , ,

SW16 2AS

Phone: 020 8696 0023

Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm

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, Outreach worker links, Legal advice