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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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Help for Depression

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A comprehensive explanation of the various approaches and treatments for depression.

Mental health

Homeless Outreach Project (Edinburgh)

65/5 Niddrie Mains Terrace, Edinburgh, ,

EH16 4NX

Phone: 0131 661 7137

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Map Website: http://

Outreach service for homeless people experiencing difficulties with their mental health and/or addictions.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support

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

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

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

Ashford Place Assessment Centre

60 Ashford Road, Cricklewood, ,

NW2 6TU

Phone: 020 8208 8590

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-5pm
Friday: 10:30am-5pm
Shelter:
01 January to 31 December
Wednesday: 2pm-4pm (drop-in. A place cannot be guaranteed, but accepted clients will be put on a waiting list. Referrals taken only 9am-5pm)

Rough sleeping outreach, floating support, health and wellbeing, alcohol and drugs treatment and much more. You are welcome to visit to make an appointment. Night shelter for single people in Brent open 365 days a year (25 spaces): for referral, phone 020 8208 8595.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Internet access, Laundry, Medical/health, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Tenancy support, Leisure facilities

Brandon Centre

26 Prince of Wales Road, , ,

NW5 3LG

Phone: 020 7267 4792

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-7pm
Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-3pm (please ring before you come)

Counselling, therapy, contraceptive advice and info for people aged 12-21. For sexual health advice, phone 020 7267 4792
, and for counselling & psychotherapy, 020 7267 1321. Drop in or phone to make an appointment.

Sexual health, Medical/health, Counselling, Mental health, Advocacy

Brent Mind (Believe In Us Group)

1b Dyne Road

NW6 7XG

Phone: 0207 604 5190 / 0207 604 5164

Monday: 2pm-4pm

If you have experience of paranoid or unusual beliefs and are interested in joining this group, you can self refer or get professionals who support you (support worker, care coordinator or GP etc) to refer you. Open to anyone in Brent. Visit website, email or phone.

Mental health

Camden Health Improvement Practice (Hampstead Road)

108 Hampstead Road, , ,

NW1 2LS

Phone: 020 3182 4200

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

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.

Mental health, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Dentist, Foot care, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links

Caritas Anchor House

81 Barking Road, Canning Town, ,

E16 4HB

Phone: 0207 476 6062

For people affected by homelessness, drug & alcohol misuse, mental health, domestic abuse & offending. Accommodation and varied services. Email info@caritasanchorhouse.org.uk.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Internet access, Music/drama, Step-free

Clapton Community Drop-in

Round Chapel Old School Rooms, Powerscroft Road, ,

E5 0PU

Phone: 020 8533 9676

Sunday: 2:30pm-4pm
Wednesday: 12:30pm-3:30pm (Job Club)

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. For information about the peer support programme for women or mental health support, phone, call in or check the website.

Mental health, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Food (free), Outreach worker links, Legal advice, Ex-offenders

Clean Break

2 Patshull Road, , ,

NW5 2LB

Phone: 020 7482 8600

Monday: 11am-1pm (health and wellbeing)

Inspirational theatre company working with women whose lives have been affected by the criminal justice system. Free courses in acting, writing, singing and recording. The Women's Space will be for women offenders and women at risk of offending due to drug or alcohol use or mental health needs.

Mental health, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Education/training, Music/drama, Counselling

Crisis Skylight (London)

66 Commercial Street, , ,

E1 6LT

Phone: 0300 636 1967

Monday-Thursday: 9am-8pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11am-5pm
Friday: 9am-6pm
Monday-Friday: 4pm-5pm (wellbeing drop-in with the mental health team)

Workshop programme (huge range of activities!) from the website. Additional support available regarding employment (inc. specialist service for E Europeans), housing, mental health and well-being, and from the progression team.

Mental health, Education/training, Step-free

Depaul

, London, ,

Phone: 0207 939 1220

Monday-Sunday: 9am-5pm

Safe emergency accommodation for homeless people (16-25) in the homes of approved volunteers. Check the website for the nearest scheme.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Mental health, Debt advice

Deptford Reach

Speedwell Street, Deptford, ,

SE8 4AT

Phone: 020 8692 6548

Tuesday-Thursday: 9am-2pm
Wednesday: 9am-12pm (community nurse - health and mental health support)

Drop-in centre for adults over 16 years of age who are vulnerable through homelessness, mental ill-health, loneliness, social exclusion or severe poverty.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support, Step-free

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous

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Phone: 07702 510110

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

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.

Mental health, Counselling

Equalities National Council

Unit 1, The Hub, 123 Star Lane, ,

E16 4PZ

Phone: 0207 474 9812

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm

Equalities National Council primarily focuses on delivering expert advocacy and mentoring support for BME disabled people and their carers; and people suffering with long term impairments. Supports people with mental health difficulties, including ex-offenders, to access fair and equal services, across health, social care, employment, further education, mentoring, advocacy, welfare benefits, housing and immigration.

Mental health, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Education/training, Medical/health

Focus Homeless Outreach Team

4 Greenland Road, Camden Town, ,

NW1 0AS

Phone: 020 3317 6590

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Community mental health team offering support for single homeless people. Sessions in hostels and day centres. Referral generally by agency/hostel/GP, but self-referral is possible.

Mental health, Outreach workers

Friendship Peer Support Group

The Richmond Library Annex, Quadrant Road, Little Green, Richmond

TW9 1DH

Phone: 0208 898 6727

Thursday: 11am-1pm (last Thurs of month)

Information, support and understanding to people from all boroughs who hear voices and those who support them. The room is rented for £6.50 per hour. Contact: 0208 898 6727; wmicklewright@yahoo.co.uk.

Mental health

Great Chapel Street Medical Centre

13 Great Chapel Street, , ,

W1F 8FL

Phone: 020 7437 9360

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10am-12:30pm (doctor)
Monday-Friday: 2pm-4:30pm (doctor)
Monday & Friday: 10am-12:30pm (alcohol & mental health nurse)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2pm-4:30pm (drugs, alcohol & mental health nurse)
Monday: 10am-12pm (counselling drop-in; appointment at other times)
Tuesday: 2pm-4:30pm (counselling drop-in; appointment at other times)
Friday: 9am-12:30pm (podiatry)
Tuesday & Thursday: 10am-5pm (dental service)

Primary healthcare for homeless people. Wide range of drop-in services, and you can see a psychiatrist by appointment.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Foot care, Medical/health

Groundswell Homeless Health Peer Advocacy

St Matthew's Church, Brixton Hill, ,

SW2 1JF

Phone: 020 7725 2851

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (appointments for peer support)

Peer Advocates with personal experience of homelessness support homeless people to access healthcare. Peer advocates support clients with health/mental health appointments and with getting support from community mental health teams, social services, therapy-based services etc. Also support clients with a dual diagnosis of mental health and drug & alcohol issues.

Mental health, Advocacy, Education/training, Outreach workers

Health E1

9-11 Brick Lane, Aldgate East, ,

E1 6PU

Phone: 020 7247 0090

Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm (drop-in)
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 2pm-3:30pm (drop-in mental health clinic)
Monday-Friday: 2pm-3:30pm (substance misuse drop-in)

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.

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

Hestia

Maya House, 134-138 Borough High Street

SE1 1LB

Phone: 020 7378 3100

Supports male and female victims of modern slavery to ensure their voices are heard and they get the support they need to rebuild their lives. Wide range of services - check the website for details. Supported housing for vulnerable young people.

Mental health, Advocacy, Drugs workers, Alcohol workers

Holy Trinity Brompton

Queen's Gate (St Augustin's), , ,

SW7 5LP

Phone: 020 7590 8248

Wednesday & Friday: 8am-2:30pm (day shelter; office hours 8am–4pm)

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. Counselling, debt and welfare advice, and alcohol and drug support through partner organisations, which include GlassDoor caseworkers, CrossLight Debt Advisors, and CGL Addiction Specialists.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

HOPE Worldwide UK – ODAAT

The Chambers, St.Mark’s Church, 337 Kennington Park Road

SE11 4PW

Phone: 02036594809

One Day At A Time (ODAAT) is a quasi-residential men only (18+) rehab. 12 steps, counselling and psychotherapy are employed in a loving community to transform from chaos to constructive living. Services for people on the scheme include one to one counselling, yoga, community meetings, psychotherapy, relapse prevention and life skills, group therapy and aftercare, family contact and recreation.

Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Dentist, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Mental health