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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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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

Aziziye Mosque

117-119 Stoke Newington Road

N16 8BU

Phone: 020 7254 0046

Monday-Sunday: 11am-11pm

Drop-in for advice and support on housing, family, substance use etc. Turkish & Arabic, interpreters available for other languages.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Counselling

Cardinal Hume Centre

3-7 Arneway St, Horseferry Rd

SW1P 2BG

Phone: 020 7222 1602 (reception)

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-3:30pm
Friday: 12:30pm-3:30pm

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. For the advice team, call: 020 7227 1673. For family services and learning services hours, call 020 7222 1602.

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

CAYSH

Croydon Turnaround Centre, 2 Whitgift Street, Croydon

CR0 1FL

Phone: 0208 683 0227

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm (under 21s)
Monday-Friday: 9:30am-4:45pm (22+, Taberner House)

Advice service for people aged 14-25 (including housing advice) at the Turnaround Centre - no appointment necessary. If you are 22 or older, visit Taberner House.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling

Centre 70 Pro Bono Clinic

46 Knights Hill, West Norwood

SE27 0JD

Phone: 020 8670 0070

Monday: 7pm-9pm (legal advice - appointment only)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am-4pm (advice drop-in - closed 1-2pm. Phone 020 8670 0070 to arrange to see an advisor)
Wednesday: 2pm-4pm (advice drop-in. Phone 020 8670 0070 to arrange to see an advisor)

Initial legal advice, written advice and form-filling covering the areas of debt, employment, housing etc. The Centre also provides low-cost counselling and a range of other services.

Accommodation/housing advice, Debt advice, Counselling

Eritrean Community in the UK

The Holloway Neighbourhood Group (NHG), 84 Mayton Street

N7 6QT

Phone: 020 7700 7995

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm

Advice, info, support, advocacy & referral: education, training, employment, welfare rights, housing, immigration, health, culturally-based counselling etc.

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

Finsbury Park Mosque

7-11 St Thoms's Road

N4 2QH

Phone: 020 7424 5252

Thursday: 6pm-8pm (soup run - 7pm–9pm in summer)

Community centre that works with everyone to promote dialogue and understanding in our multicultural society.

Counselling, Education/training, Legal advice, Leisure facilities

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 & alcohol misuse. 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

Herts Young Homeless (HYH)

1st Floor, Gracemead House, Woods Avenue, Hatfield

AL10 8HX

Phone: 03333 202 384

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (appointments for advice)

Aims to prevent homelessness, and support young people, those in crisis and individuals at risk of becoming homeless, mainly people 16-24. Mediation, education and other specialist prevention services, advice, support etc. 18+ Hub for housing, money and benefits advice. Nightstop for emergency short-term accommodation. Advice line: 0844 833 0933.

Advocacy, Counselling, Education/training, Benefits advice, Accommodation/housing advice, Tenancy support

Holy Trinity Brompton

Queen's Gate (St Augustin's)

SW7 5LP

Phone: 020 7590 8248

Wednesday & Friday: 9am-2pm

Safe, non-judgmental place where all are welcome. Food, advice, friendship and practical support in a non-threatening Christian environment. Hot breakfast, coffee bar and a range of activities. Counselling, debt and welfare advice, and alcohol and drug support through partner organisations, which include GlassDoor caseworkers, CrossLight Debt Advisors, and CGL Addiction Specialists.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

HOPE Worldwide UK – ODAAT

The Chambers, St.Mark’s Church, 337 Kennington Park Road

SE11 4PW

Phone: 02036594809

One Day At A Time (ODAAT) is a quasi-residential men only (18+) rehab. 12 steps, counselling and psychotherapy are employed in a loving community to transform from chaos to constructive living. Services for people on the scheme include one to one counselling, yoga, community meetings, psychotherapy, relapse prevention and life skills, group therapy and aftercare, family contact and recreation.

Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Dentist, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Mental health

London Irish Centre

50-52 Camden Square

NW1 9XB

Phone: 020 7916 2222

Has been providing welfare services, and social and cultural events for over 50 years. Ring for service times.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Music/drama

NEWway Project (Newham)

Bonny Downs Baptist Church, Darwell Close

E6 6BT

Phone: 07490983777

01 October to 30 April
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8:30am

Referral-only winter night shelter and year-round NEWday centre for homeless people in Newham, with extended Advocacy services and life-skills workshops. Office hours: Monday to Sunday, 9am-2:30pm.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Food (free), Laundry, Tenancy support, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Careers advice, Medical/health, Bathroom/showers, Internet access, Dentist, Counselling, Education/training, Outreach worker links

Positive East

159 Mile End Road, Stepney

E1 4AQ

Phone: 020 7791 2855

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm
Saturday: 11am-3pm (HIV testing only)

Community-based HIV charity provides practical and emotional support and advice for people living with or affected by HIV in E London. Free and confidential HIV tests across London. Their counselling and psychotherapy service provides free and confidential one-to-one support. Registered clients can get lunch (main and dessert) for £3.

Mental health, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Food, Internet access, Medical/health, Outreach workers, Sexual health

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

Rape Crisis South London/Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

PO Box 383, Croydon

CR9 2AW

Phone: 0208 683 3311

Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm (office)
Monday-Sunday: 12pm-2:30pm (helpline, 365 days a year)
Monday-Sunday: 7pm-9:30pm helpline, 365 days a year)

Helpline: 0808 802 9999 All woman independent organisation supporting women and girls aged 14+ who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives and who live and/or work in south London. Face-to-face counselling in Croydon, Kingston, Bexley and Southwark, Freephone National Rape Crisis Helpline, advocacy for women/girls who have reported or are considering reporting to the police, and an outreach worker specialising in homelessness and prostitution.

Advocacy, Counselling, Outreach workers

Reset

Beaumont House (ground floor), Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road

E1 4DG

Phone: 020 8121 5301

Monday, Thursday, Friday: 10am-4pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 1pm-4pm

Drug and alcohol treatment to Tower Hamlets residents 18+. Advice, info & help with cannabis, khat, cocaine, crack and alcohol use. Testing for Hep B & C and BBVs; harm reduction advice. Alcohol detox; residential rehab. Referral & support as required.

Counselling, Advocacy, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training

Samaritans (Brent)

1 Leopold Road

NW10 9LN

Phone: 020 8961 6181

Saturday-Tuesday: 7pm-9pm
Wednesday & Friday: 9am-9pm
Thursday: 7pm-9pm

Visitors welcome. Please call to make sure that a Samaritan is there to help you. You can take things at your own pace, whatever is troubling, they we will listen carefully and talk things through on a confidential basis.

Counselling

Samaritans (Central London)

46 Marshall Street

W1F 9BF

Phone: 020 7734 2800

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9pm

Visitors welcome 365 days a year. You don?t need an appointment to speak in confidence to a trained volunteers and the service is free. Please note that due to the popularity of the drop-in service, you may experience a short wait.

Counselling

Samaritans (Croydon & Sutton)

2b Kidderminster Road, West Croydon, Surrey

CR9 2BQ

Phone: 020 8681 6666

Monday-Saturday: 7:30pm-9pm
Tuesday: 9:30am-2pm
Thursday: 11:30am-2pm
Sunday: 9:30am-12pm
Wednesday: 11:30am-2pm

You can talk to a Samaritan volunteer in a private, safe and non-threatening environment. To guarantee that one will be available, it is best to telephone and arrange an appointment.

Counselling

Samaritans (Ealing)

26 Junction Road

W5 4XL

Phone: 020 8560 2345

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10am-9pm
Wednesday & Friday: 10am-4pm
Wednesday & Friday: 7pm-8:30pm
Saturday: 10am-6:30pm
Sunday: 1pm-9pm

Visitors welcome. You don?t need an appointment to speak in confidence to a trained volunteers about whatever is on your mind. The service is free.

Counselling

Samaritans (Harrow)

44 Station Road, Harrow

HA1 2SQ

Phone: 020 84277777

Sunday-Friday: 10am-9pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm

Welcomes visitors to the branch every day, where you will be able to talk to a Samaritan in complete confidence. If you know in advance that you will be popping by, please ring so that they can ensure there is a Samaritan available to see you.

Counselling

Samaritans (Havering & Romford)

107 North Street, Romford, RM1 1ER

RM1 1ER

Phone: 01708 740000

Monday-Friday: 10:30am-9pm
Sunday: 2pm-9pm

Located in Romford close to Matalan. Available round the clock, every day of the year. Please check opening times if you visit the branch. Whatever you tell us will be kept off the record.

Counselling