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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 at the Pavement!


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332 Leith Walk, Edinburgh


Phone: 0808 196 3525

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

All our services are still open to accept referrals for advocacy support. Independent individual and collective advocacy services for people with mental health problems in Edinburgh. Text: 07920 207 564

Mental health, Advocacy, Step-free

Al-Khair Foundation in partnership with Madrassah al-Farooq

32-38 Dixon Avenue, Crosshill, Glasgow

G42 8EJ

Phone: 0141 433 2686

Monday-Saturday: 4:30pm-5:30pm (soup kitchen and foodbank)

Fresh meals six days a week. Aims to contribute towards the betterment and prosperity of the people of Glasgow. Pushtu and Arabic spoken.

Food (free)

Apex Scotland

9 Great Stuart Street, Edinburgh


Phone: 0131 220 0130

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

Balvicar Street


G42 8QU

Thursday: 7pm-9pm

Soup run.

Food (free)

Barnardo's (Safer Choices)

3rd Floor Rear, 91 Mitchell Street, Glasgow

G1 3LN

Phone: 0800 085 2704

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Mon - Fri 9am-5pm Confidential crisis service for people under 18. Phone the helpline or email

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Medical/health, Outreach workers

Bethany Christian Trust

65 Bonnington Road, Edinburgh


Phone: 0131 561 8930

Supports individuals and families to help them tackle long-term homelessness problems including addictions, debt, lack of furniture, unemployment and social isolation.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Careers advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Food (free), Outreach workers

Bethany Christian Trust (Care Van)


Phone: 0131 225 9445

Monday-Sunday: 9pm-11pm

Joint venture by Edinburgh City Mission and Bethany Christian Trust goes out 364 evenings a year in Edinburgh city centre at various locations. Please check their website for details. Soup, rolls & tea/coffee.

Clothing store, Food (free)

Bethany Christian Trust (Community Education)

65 Bonnington Road, Edinburgh


Phone: 0131 454 3119

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm

ILA accredited centre.

Education/training, Careers advice

Bethany Welcome Centre

Haymarket Hub Hotel, 7 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh

EH12 5DR

Phone: 07919 557 673

Open 24/7 October – May Free accommodation, food and support for people sleeping rough. Just show up or call the number above for support.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Counselling, Food (free), Outreach worker links

Blue Triangle

211 Gallowgate, Glasgow

G1 5DX

Phone: 0141 221 8365

We provide safe and secure mainly hostel type accommodation for vulnerable people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness. Accommodation and support for homeless men and women aged 18-40.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy

Breathing Space Scotland


Phone: 0800 83 85 87

Monday-Thursday: 6pm-2am
Friday-Sunday: 6pm-6am

Free, confidential phone service for anyone in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. Experienced advisors listen and offer advice. Outside opening hours, contact Samaritans on 116 123 (24/7).

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling

Cadogan Street

Corunna, 39 Cadogan House, Glasgow

G2 7AB

Phone: 07966 062 495

Wednesday: 8pm-9:30pm
Thursday: 7pm-8:30pm
Sunday: 7pm-8:30pm (every second Sunday)

Directly opposite Number 28, on corner. Soup, sandwich and hot drink for anyone over 20 years old. 365 days a year. Aim to direct homeless service users to appropriate services.

Food (free), Outreach worker links

Carrubbers Christian Centre

65 High Street, Edinburgh


Phone: 0131 556 2626

Sunday: 9am-10am breakfast from the café door
Tuesday: 5:30pm-6:30pm Soul Food serve food from the café door

Serves free breakfast from the café door. Tuesday evening Soul Food serve food from the café door from 5.30 – 6.30pm.

Food (free)

Castlecliff (City of Edinburgh Council)

25 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh


Phone: 0131 225 1643

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am

Emergency direct-access hostel for single people or couples, who are homeless and over 16. Some provision for pets. It aims to help residents find more sustainable long-term accommodation.

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Tenancy support

Casus Omissus - The Aberdeen Law Project

Ferryhill Community Centre, Albury Road, Aberdeen

AB11 6TN

Phone: 01224 272 434

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm
Thursday: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Initial advice, written advice, casework, representation and form-filling for residents of Scotland. Covers employment, housing, benefits etc.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Tenancy support, Legal advice

Change Scotland

6 Newington Business Centre, Dalkeith Road Mews, Edinburgh

EH16 5GA

Phone: 0300 323 1545

Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm

Support and action for all people - homeless and not - affected by mental illness. This includes carers, friends and families. Guidance to help your mental health during lockdown available on website.

Mental health

Chris's House

2-4 Belhaven Rd, Wishaw, Glasgow


Phone: 01236 766755

Share your suicidal feelings with someone by email ( or phone, or visit them. Emotional pain is just as serious as physical pain. One to one support, therapies and peer to peer groups.

Mental health, Advocacy

City of Edinburgh Council (Housing Options Team)

1 Cockburn St, Edinburgh


Phone: 0131 529 7342, 0131 529 7368

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Tuesday: 10am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-3:30pm

Advice and information on housing options for homeless people, including assessment of priority need for housing. Out of hours emergencies: 0800 032 5968.

Accommodation/housing advice

Claire Mulholland Coaching

Various hired rooms in city centre, Edinburgh

Phone: 07809197529

Monday-Sunday: 8am-8pm

Free/low-cost personal coaching, in person, by email ( or via Skype.

Careers advice, Education/training

Cocaine Anonymous (Scotland)

PO Box 26812, Glasgow

G1 9AB

Phone: 0141 959 6363 (24/7)

Helpline and website. Fellowship of people who help each other to stay off cocaine, crack and other drugs. Cocaine Anonymous is a twelve-step program formed in 1982 for people who seek recovery from drug addiction. It is patterned very closely after Alcoholics Anonymous.


Crisis Skylight (Edinburgh)

Crichton House, 4 Crichton Close, Edinburgh


Phone: 0131 209 7700

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm

Skylight is currently closed. If you are looking to access Crisis services in Edinburgh, please fill in the form online with your contact details and we will get back to you within 2 working days. Or please call or email

Accommodation/housing advice, Art classes, Education/training, Internet access, Music/drama, Leisure facilities

Crossreach (Cunningham House)

Cunningham House, 205 Cowgate, Edinburgh


Phone: 0131 225 4795

Ring or visit. Short-term supported residential accommodation for single homeless people (18-65) who have additional support needs they wish support with; such as offending, drug, alcohol and mental health matters. Please contact the City of Edinburgh Council if you wish to be referred.

Crossreach (Head Office)

Charis House, 47 Milton Road East, Edinburgh

EH15 2SR

Phone: 01316572000

Monday-Friday: 8:45am-4:45pm

Care and support for people with addictions or mental health problems.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Barber, Debt advice, Food (free), Food, Medical/health, Sexual health, Leisure facilities

Crossreach (Lewis Street Project)

Flat 1, 6 Lewis Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis


Phone: 01851 706888

Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm (housing support)
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-2pm

Supported accommodation in the centre of Stornoway.

Tenancy support

Crossreach (Rankeillor Initiative)

205 Cowgate, Edinburgh


Phone: 0131 225 4901

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (phone only for referrals)

For those in the early stages of recovering from substance use, we can provide temporary accommodation in shared flats while you get back on your feet again.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Careers advice, Education/training