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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

Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm serving food and providing access to a shower.
Tuesday: 9am-12pm (mental health professionals)
Wednesday: 9am-12pm (GP & signposting)
Thursday: 9am-12pm (nurse practitioner)
Monday-Friday: 1pm-4pm serving food and providing access to a shower.

Warm and welcoming environment to anyone who is homeless. Day centre every weekday from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm serving food and providing access to a shower. 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.

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, Food

Alone in London (Depaul)

Endeavour Centre, Sherborne House, 34 Decima Street

SE1 4QQ

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, 2 Powerscroft Road

E5 0PU

Phone: 020 8533 9676

Sunday: 2pm-4pm
Wednesday: 1pm-4pm (Job Club)

Advice, guidance and casework, particularly in relation to housing, benefits and community care, as well as health and family related issues. Mental health, Housing advice, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Outreach worker links, Legal advice. Contact: oliver@theroundchapel.org.uk

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

JCT

83 Margaret street (Marylebone Passage)

W1W 8TB

Phone: 02076 370 600

Monday-Friday: 8am-1pm Services: Showers (Booked in advance) also emergency showers. Takeaway Food:

JCT - Joining Communities Together JCT is a registered charity running services for people experiencing and facing homelessness in London and the Midlands. Our vision is to join communities together by bridging the gap between the crisis someone finds themselves in and the journey towards a place to call home. Casework support around housing, benefits, immigration, Health & Wellbeing Ladies group, sit in breakfast, (To be booked in advance).

Food, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Accommodation/housing advice, Medical/health, Mental health, Food (free), Legal advice, Tenancy support

Muslim Youth Helpline (MYH)

MYH FREEPOST RLZS-XJGE-JLBH

NW3 6NE

Phone: 0808 808 2008

Monday-Sunday: 4pm-10pm (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-3:30pm (alcohol support)
Monday-Sunday: 10:30am-3:30pm (showers, laundry, breakfast & lunch;10.30am-1pm advice)
Day centre
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am-1pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1:30pm-3pm

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. Our day centre is currently open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10:30am and 3.30pm.

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

The Soup Kitchen at the American International Church

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

W1T 4TD

Phone: 020 7580 2791

Monday & Tuesday: 11:30am-12:30pm Hot food, lunch
Thursday-Saturday: 11:30am-12:30pm Hot food, lunch

The soup kitchen provides free hot meals, clothes and toiletries. This service is closed in August. Providing: Hot food - Lunch. Clothing - On Mondays. Toiletries. Mental health support Check website from early December for Christmas arrangements.

Clothing store, Food (free), Mental health

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 11 11

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.

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling

National Self-Harm Network

Supporting individuals who self harm to reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life Resources and information available online. A supportive and understanding forum.

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

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

Edinburgh City Youth Cafe

11-15 Vennel, Edinburgh

EH1 2HU

Phone: 0131 229 1797

Monday, Wednesday: 6pm-10pm (13–21 year olds)
Friday: 6pm-9pm (under 18s)

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 6 – 9pm (Drop-in). Crime victims - emotional support C-Cards available for free condoms. Call or email contact@6vt.info

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

Monday-Sunday: 12am-12am (staffed 24/7)

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 0800 032 5968.

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

Penumbra

Norton Park, 57 Albion Rd, Edinburgh

EH7 5QY

Phone: 0131 221 9607

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Offers a wide range of mental health support. 01224 642 854 (Aberdeen) 0131 221 9607 (Edinburgh) 0141 229 2580 (Glasgow)

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

Quarriers ('What If' Project for Men)

Phone: 0141 638 5170

Monday-Sunday: 12am-12am (24hour support)

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)

Phone: 0141 946 1116

Monday-Sunday: 12am-12am (24hour support)

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