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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 contact@thepavement.org.uk at the Pavement!

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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. 18+, dry, 25 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

AKT (London and nationwide)

EC1N 7RJ

Phone: 020 7831 6562

Monday-Friday: 10am-4:30pm

Mon–Fri: 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 to their parents or caregiver. Since Covid-19 supports young people online. Staff can also still be contacted as normal. If you have any general enquiries email: contact@akt.org.uk We have offices in London, Manchester, Bristol and Newcastle which are staffed from 10am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri.

Mental health, Sexual health, Counselling, Legal advice, Accommodation/housing advice

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: 10:30am-5:30pm (Advice line)

Contraception & sexual health advice for under 25s. 020 7267 4792 or text 07451 288524 or email contraception@brandoncentre.org.uk

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-Friday: 8am-5pm

8am-5pm, Monday-Friday Due to Covid-19, please phone unless impossible. 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

Camden Routes off The Streets (CGL)

6-8 Greenland Street

NW1 0ND

Phone: 0207 846 3535

Monday-Friday: 11am-3pm

For single homeless people.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Bathroom/showers, Drugs workers, Foot care, Laundry, Step-free

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. Opening times: 24/7

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. Help to access services, 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 info about peer support 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, Medical/health

Commonside Community Development Trust

New Horizon Centre, South Lodge Avenue, Pollards Hill

CR4 1LT

Phone: 020 8764 9582 x 207

Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8:30am-6:30pm Assistance with link to Merton-based night provision
Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Thursday: 8:30am-6:30pm Assistance with link to Merton-based night provision
Thursday: 11am-1pm Drop-in café area for appointments for advice re eg mental health services, GPs, dentist, DWP/JCP etc
Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Saturday: 8:30am-6:30pm Also free Afro-Caribbean meal at late lunchtime.
Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Sunday: 8:30am-6:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am-1:30pm Additionally free veggie lunch and chat with local SDA

Commonside Trust runs the New Horizon Centre in Pollards Hill, London Borough of Merton; includes a lunch club for older people and support services for families, socially prescribed patients, volunteering, employability support.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Drugs workers, Food (free), Mental health, Clothing store, Debt advice, Tenancy support, Laundry

Crisis Christmas

66 Commercial Street

E1 6LT

Phone: 0300 636 1967

Winter shelter/Crisis at Christmas:
23 December to 29 December
Monday: 11am-9pm
Tuesday-Sunday: 9am-9pm

Crisis at Christmas provides food, good cheer and great company. Take part in fun and relaxing activities and get one-to-one advice to find your way out of homelessness. Day Centre addresses (23 – 29 December only: North London Day Centre (Westminster Kingsway College, 211 Grays Inn Row, WC1X 8RA), East London Day Centre (The City Academy, Hackney, Homerton Row, E9 6EA), West London Day Centre (Kensington Aldridge Academy, 1 Silchester Road, W10 6EX), South London Centre (City of London Academy, Lynton Road, SE1 5LA), and Croydon Centre (Harris Invictus Academy Croydon, 88 London Road, CR0 2TB).

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Outreach worker links, Leisure facilities, Foot care, Mental health, Medical/health, Music/drama, Drugs workers, Legal advice, Food, Alcohol workers, Tenancy support

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

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous

Phone: 07702 510110

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. All meetings now held on Zoom (MEETING LINKS ON WEBSITE): TUE, FRI: 7PM SAT: 11AM SUN: 7.30PM 24HOUR SUPPORT LINE

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. NHS 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. You may be offered a phone or video consultation instead of face-to-face. See website for help with managing anxiety including around coronavirus (COVID-19). Anyone struggling with mental health or in mental health crisis can telephone our 24/7 crisis line on 020 3317 6333

Mental health, Outreach workers

Friendship Peer Support Group

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

TW9 1DH

Phone: 0208 898 6727

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

Our Friendship and Support Group is a relaxed and therapeutic environment for individuals, carers, siblings – anyone affected by mental illness. This may include depression, anxiety, loneliness, bipolar, as well as other conditions. Our friendly group members offer mutual support to each other in an inclusive and non-judgemental atmosphere. Our meetings are informal, with members able to stay as long or little as they wish. No referral is necessary. Just come along. Contact: 0208 898 6727; wmicklewright@yahoo.co.uk. Or telephone 07395 779571 Affiliated to Hearing Voice Network and National Paranoia Network https://www.hearing-voices.org/ https://nationalparanoianetwork.org/

Mental health

Give Us A Shout

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Phone: Text 85258

In a crisis? Anxious? Worried? Stressed? Get 24/7 help from our team of Crisis Volunteers. Text 85258 (open 24/7)

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. Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) on their website: https://greatchapelst.org.uk/

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

Groundswell Homeless Health Peer Advocacy

6th Floor, 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-5pm (clinics start at 9am and 2pm)
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. Phone for an appointment or drop in.

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