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May-June 2021 : Access to Healthcare READ ONLINE

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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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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