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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Muslim Youth Helpline (MYH)

MYH FREEPOST RLZS-XJGE-JLBH

NW3 6NE

Phone: 0808 808 2008

Monday-Sunday: 4pm-8pm (incl Bank holidays and Eid)

Free, confidential and non-judgmental listening services via phone, email (info@myh.org.uk) or letter. The number will not appear on your phone bill and your call is confidential. MYH is run by young Muslims who are trained to be sensitive towards different cultural backgrounds.

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling

New Horizon Youth Centre

68 Chalton Street

NW1 1JR

Phone: 020 7388 5560

Monday: 2pm-4pm (alcohol support)
Monday-Sunday: 10:30am-4pm (showers, laundry, breakfast & lunch;10.30am-1pm advice)

For young (16-24) homeless people. Free lunch. Women-only groups. Mental health, life skills & advice, and employment/resettlement support. Sex worker project. Street outreach. Refugee worker. 7-day drop-in provision. First-time visitors should arrive outside the centre at 10.00am to make an appointment with the Advice team. Support with referrals into winter night shelters. Centre only closes 1-4 January.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

Providence Row

The Dellow Centre, 82 Wentworth Street

E1 7SA

Phone: 020 7375 0020

Monday-Friday: 9am-3:30pm (needle exchange - closed 12.30–1.30pm)
Monday: 10am-11:30am (men's group)
Monday: 2pm-3pm (yoga)
Tuesday: 9:30am-12:30pm (homeopathy)
Tuesday: 11:30am-12:30pm (relaxation skills)
Tuesday: 2pm-3:30pm (women's group)
Wednesday: 11:30am-1pm (peer support, addictions)
Thursday: 11am-1pm (art & wellbeing)
Friday: 10am-11:30am (Breaking Free Online- computer assisted therapy)
Friday: 10am-11:30am (self-harming support group)
Monday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (mental health drop-in)

Helps people of all backgrounds to an independent and fulfilled life away from homelessness & exclusion. They address not only users' immediate needs, but also the underlying issues and causes of their homelessness and exclusion. Download the timetable for their learning and wellbeing programme (https://bit.ly/2FXNYor). Most of their facilities are step-free. Services in Romanian and Polish.

Mental health, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Needle exchange

Women@thewell

54 Birkenhead St

WC1H 8BB

Phone: 020 7520 1710

Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm morning and afternoon sessions - pls ring

W@W offer Advocacy and Support for women at high risk of/or are affected by prostitution and the sex trade.Women may be offered support, signposting and help to connect with statutory services around a wide range of issues including: e.g homelessness, basic needs, drug or alcohol issues, physical and mental health, employment, benefits, training and education. During Covid-19 offering advocacy and support will be offered for all women who access our services, including Showers, laundry, food and care packages. Opening times: Monday to Friday – morning and afternoon sessions. Numbers who can access will be limited for safety, ring ahead if possible.

Bathroom/showers, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Laundry, Medical/health, Mental health, Sexual health

Childline

Phone: 0800 1111

Free, confidential helpline for young people. Great information on the website. If you need support now or want to talk privately, contact a counsellor for free on 0800 1111.

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling

National Self-Harm Network

Resources and information for people who self-injure. The Forum is supportive and understanding.

Mental health, Counselling

Respond

Phone: 0808 808 0700

Thursday: 10am-4pm (helpline)

Free service for children, young people, adults and elders with learning difficulties who have experienced trauma, loss or abuse. Respond offers therapy for people in London and South East England. Phone or email wvhelpline@respond.org.uk.

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling, Medical/health

YMCA

Housing, training and community health organisation that runs hostels for homeless young people. Check the website for details.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Medical/health, Mental health, Counselling, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers

Young Minds

Phone: Text 85258

Young Minds makes sure all young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life's challenges. Advice on mental health, medications and depression. Advice on Coronavirus too.

Advocacy, Mental health, Medical/health

Youth Access

1-2 Taylors Yard, 67 Alderbrook Road, London

SW12 8AD

Phone: 020 8772 9900

The website can put you in touch with local contacts for mental health counselling, advice and information. A huge range of services is available for you. Contact by phone (020 8772 9900), email (admin@youthaccess.org.uk) or via the website.

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling, Outreach worker links

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. For support outside opening hours, contact Samaritans on 116 123 (24/7).

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling

Edinburgh City Youth Cafe

11-15 Vennel, Edinburgh

EH1 2HU

Phone: 0131 229 1797

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6pm-10pm

Drop-in, information, advice and support for young people (14-25) on housing, homelessness, drugs, debt, education, training, health and emotional problems. Youth offenders project for 14-16-year-olds. Working remotely during Covid-19 so please check website.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Medical/health

Number 20 (Four Square)

Call for address. Edinburgh

Phone: 0131 221 2293

Temporary emergency supported accommodation for young women and men between 16 and 21 (inclusive) who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No direct referrals, have to go through the council

Mental health, Counselling, Drugs workers, Outreach workers, Education/training

Penumbra

Norton Park, 57 Albion Rd, Edinburgh

EH7 5QY

Phone: 0131 475 2380

Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-4pm

Provides a wide range of mental health support services for adults and young people. Good leaflets on self-harm. Head office temporarily closed – contact via email Phone or email enquiries@penumbra.org.uk.

Mental health, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Tenancy support

Quarriers ('What If' Project for men)

Phone: 0141 638 5170

Supports young men (18-25) with complex needs wherever they are - hospital, prison, B&B or other homeless accommodation. They don't exclude or give up on anyone. Young people receive housing support and therapeutic support (i.e. emotional support, access to counselling etc).

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

Quarriers ('What If' Project for women)

Unit 5, The Quadrangle, 59 Ruchill Street, Glasgow

G20 9PX

Phone: 0141 946 1116

Supports young women (18-25) with complex needs wherever they are - hospital, prison, B&B and other homeless accommodation. They don't exclude or give up on anyone.

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

Rock Trust (Albany St)

55 Albany St, Edinburgh

EH1 3QY

Phone: 0131 557 4059

Monday-Friday: 8:45am-5pm (drop-in 9.00-12.00)
Monday: 4pm-7pm (cooking group)
Tuesday & Wednesday: 4pm-7pm (drop-in)

Advises, educates and supports young people. Enables them to build the personal skills and resources required to make a positive and healthy transition to adulthood, while avoiding or moving on from homelessness. Not SF.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Counselling, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Laundry, Tenancy support

Support in Mind Scotland

6 Newington Business Centre, Dalkeith Road Mews, Edinburgh

EH16 5GA

Phone: 0131 662 4359

Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm

Support and action for all people - homeless and not - affected by mental illness. This includes carers, friends and families.

Mental health