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Issue 120 [May-June 2019] RECOVERY

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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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Action for Children (Gen R 8 Project)

Westwood Business Centre, 69 Aberdalgie Road, Glasgow,

G34 9HJ

Phone: 0141 771 6161

Monday-Sunday: 8am-9pm

Housing support and advice for 16-24-year-olds who are homeless in Glasgow or at risk of homelessness. Accommodation advice, tenancy support, independent living skills (budgeting, cooking etc).

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Careers advice, Debt advice, Education/training, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support, Leisure facilities

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

Yellow Door Youth Hub

Poplar Road, Canvey, Essex

SS8 7BN

Phone: 01268 683431

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm (closed 1pm-2pm)
Friday: 2pm-5pm (drop-in for sexual health and cards to get free condoms)
Wednesday & Thursday: 10am-1pm (job club)
Monday: 10am-1pm (housing advice drop-in)
Monday: 1pm-5pm (drugs & alcohol support)

Advice and information drop-in for people 11 to 25. If you are feeling low, are having family problems or need advice about drugs and alcohol, get in touch. Accommodation advice if you are facing homelessness. Phone or email drop-in@cyp-yellowdoor.org.uk

Advocacy, Counselling, Education/training, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Accommodation/housing advice, Music/drama, Sexual health, Leisure facilities

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

Addiction, Recovery, Community, Hillingdon Service (Arch)

Old Bank House, 64 High Street, Uxbridge

UB8 1JP

Phone: 01895 207777

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am-5:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 9am-7pm

Free and confidential service for young people and adults who live or are registered with a GP in Hillingdon and want to deal with their alcohol or drug difficulties, and associated emotional or mental health issues. Assessment and tailored recovery plans, detox, specialist treatment, advice and info, one-to-one and group therapy, peer support, men's and women's groups, evening and weekend social drop-in and activities etc. Self refer by phone or ask your key worker to help you.

Needle exchange, Accommodation/housing advice, Careers advice, Leisure facilities, Counselling

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

Barka UK (Reconnections Project)

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Phone: 0207 275 7768

Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (helpline – Polish, Russian, Romanian and English)

Offers Eastern European rough sleepers the opportunity to return home. Help with obtaining passports & transportation. Also information on employment, benefits, NI, the law, organisations supporting CEE migrants. Information on CEE Alcoholics Anonymous & Narcotics Anonymous groups. The helpline (0800 171 2926) is provided in Polish & English.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Drugs workers, Outreach worker links, Legal advice

Bikeworks CIC

138-140 Cambridge Heath Rd, 241 Old Ford Rd, ,

E1 5QJ

Phone: 020 8980 7998

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-6:30pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

See the article in issue 40. Bikeworks CIC is an award-winning social enterprise which provides training, employment opportunities and work experience programmes to homeless people, young marginalised people and refugees. Trainees work in a professional workshop and gain City and Guilds accreditation.

Careers advice, Education/training

Brent Recovery Day Programme

Willesden Centre for Health, Harlesden Road

NW10 3RY

Phone: 0300 303 4611 (free)

Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-5pm

The Programme provides recovery treatment for people (18+) with addiction problems in Brent to help them get back to a clean and sober life, free from addiction. It runs 6 days a week for 12 weeks, and the team includes substance misuse workers, doctors, nurses and psychologists, as well as volunteers and peer mentors. 24/7 Helpline: 0800 107 1754. Get your support worker to complete the referral form (info.brent@wdp.org.uk). Women-only groups available.

Needle exchange, Drugs workers, Alcohol workers, Sexual health, Counselling, Careers advice, Education/training

C4WS Homeless Project Night Shelter

Various churches in Camden, , ,

Phone: 020 7278 6267

06 November to 02 April
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8:45am

Rolling winter night shelter. Bed spaces for 16 guests, with separate sleeping areas for men and women. Referrals from Camden agencies with whom C4WS have a Service Level Agreement including London Jesus Centre and the Irish Centre - no self-referral.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Food (free), Outreach worker links, Leisure facilities

Cardboard Citizens

77a Greenfield Road, , ,

E1 6QR

Phone: 020 7377 8948

Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm

"theatre at its funniest, blackest, most daring and challenging best" - British Theatre Guide. Workshops at Crisis Skylight and hostels around London. Theatre, dance and music workshops. Individual support for workshop participants.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Careers advice, Counselling, Education/training, Music/drama, Leisure facilities

Cardinal Hume Centre

3?7 Arneway St, Horseferry Rd, ,

SW1P 2BG

Phone: 020 7227 1673

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:15am-4:30pm (closed 1–2pm)
Wednesday: 9:15am-7pm (closed 1–2pm)

Enables people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness. Works with homeless young people, badly-housed families and others in need. Spanish (Wed) and Arabic (Friday) speakers by appointment.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Internet access, Medical/health, Tenancy support

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 Slate Training & Employment

Elmfield House, 5 Stockwell Mews, Stockwell Road,

SW9 9GX

Phone: 020 3540 7420

Monday & Friday: 10am-1:30pm (drop-in advisory service)

Clean Slate helps unemployed people facing barriers to work. Clean Slate works with long-term unemployed people, ex-offenders, those with histories of substance abuse, and people with learning and physical disabilities.

Careers advice, Education/training

Consonant

Berol House, 25 Ashley Road, ,

N17 9LJ

Phone: 020 7354 9631

Tuesday: 1:30pm-4pm (phone advice: 020 7402 6750)
Wednesday: 10am-12:30pm (phone advice: 020 7402 6750)
Tuesday: 10am-12:30pm (Derry House, Penfold St. NW8 8HJ)
Wednesday: 10:30am-12:30pm (Church Street Library)
Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm (legal advice: legal@consonant.org.uk; 020 7354 9631)

Immigration legal advice and representation, education and training, ESOL classes and much more for migrants in Westminster and Tottenham. Visit their website for the complete range of classes.

Advocacy, Legal advice, Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Debt advice, Education/training, Internet access, Medical/health

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

Emmaus Greenwich

226 Elmley Street, , ,

SE18 7NN

Phone: 020 8316 5398

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Accommodation for people aged 20-60 with low support needs who are willing to work at least 40 hours a week as volunteers in Emmaus's recycling project. Can accept ex-offenders. Priority to those with a local connection to Greenwich.

Careers advice, Education/training

Emmaus South Lambeth Community

9a Knights Hill, West Norwood, ,

SE27 0DB

Phone: 020 8761 4276

Accommodation for people aged 18+ with low support needs who are willing to work full time as volunteers in Emmaus's recycling project. Can accept ex-offenders. No local connection required but must be eligible for Housing Benefit.

Advocacy, Careers advice, Education/training

Eritrean Community in the UK

The Holloway Neighbourhood Group (NHG), 84 Mayton Street, ,

N7 6QT

Phone: 020 7700 7995

Advice, information, support, advocacy and referral: education, training, employment/business start-ups, welfare rights, housing, immigration, health and culturally-based counselling etc.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Outreach worker links, Legal advice

Glass Door Homeless Charity

155a Kings Road, Chelsea, ,

SW3 5TX

Phone: 020 7351 4948

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9am-2pm (Chelsea Methodist Church)
Winter shelter
05 November to 07 April
Monday-Sunday: 8pm-7am (please come to the day centre or phone to see if there are vacancies)
Wednesday & Friday: 9am-2pm (St Augustine's Church)
Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm (Ace of Clubs)
Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-11am (Vineyard Community Centre)
Tuesday: 12:30pm-3pm (The Yard, Putney)

Advice, food, showers and laundry facilities are offered year-round from the drop-in centres. Shelter and support for people who are homeless. Also London’s largest emergency winter night shelter, providing up to 130 men and women a place to sleep. Lunch is served upstairs but staff or volunteers bring meals downstairs to those with limited mobility. The night shelters are in different churches, not all of which are step-free.

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Laundry, Internet access

Hackney Recovery Service

110 Mare Street

E8 3SG

Phone: 0300 303 2611

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm (assessment sessions at 110 Mare Street)

Service for people with problems with drugs. Drop-in, prescribing, community detox, BBV clinics, group work, key working. Self-refer of get your key worker to help you. Out-of-hours, please phone 0808 168 8669.

Education/training, Careers advice, Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Needle exchange

Haringey Recovery Service

590 Seven Sisters Road, , ,

N15 6HR

Phone: 020 8801 3999

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm

Works with individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol misuse, and their friends, families and carers. Holistic approach, with continued support, equipping people with the skill for self-development.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Internet access, Leisure facilities, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-offenders, Step-free