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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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Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: 0800 9177 650

Fellowship of people who help each other to recover from alcoholism. Call their national helpline free on 0800 9177 650 or email help@aamail.org, or enter your postcode to find your nearest support meeting.

Counselling

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

Cruse Bereavement Care - National Helpline

Phone: 0808 808 1677

Monday & Friday: 9:30am-5pm (not bank holidays)
Tuesday-Thursday: 9:30am-8pm

The Cruse Bereavement Care Freephone National Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement. Group, one to one and peer support; friendship support, practical support, listening, drop-in, phone helpline and more. MON, FRI: 9.30-5 TUE,WED,THU: 9.30-8 SAT, SUN: 10-2 ONLINE MESSAGE CHAT ALSO AVAILABLE: MON-FRI: 9AM-9PM

Counselling

Dr Kershaw’s Hospice

Turf Lane, Royton, Oldham, Greater Manchester

OL2 6EU

Phone: 0161 624 9984

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am

The UK's first 'homeless-friendly' hospice. 24-hour helpline: 0161 785 5635. "Dr Kershaw’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for adults with non-curable, life-limiting illnesses in a peaceful and homely environment. Our healthcare focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients."

Counselling, Medical/health, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Food, Internet access

Frank

Phone: 0300 123 6600

Monday-Sunday: 2pm-6pm (live chat)

Drug advice for young people. Web: www.talktofrank.com; SMS: 82111; email: frank@talktofrank.com.

Advocacy, Counselling, Drugs workers, Outreach worker links

GamCare

Phone: 0808 8020 133

Monday-Sunday: 8am-12am

GamCare is the leading provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling across England, Scotland and Wales. They operate the National Gambling HelpLine, as well as providing free treatment at 120 locations across Great Britain. Their dedicated advice service for young people is at https://www.bigdeal.org.uk/

Counselling

Hearing Voices Network

86-90 Paul Street, London EC2A 4NE

nationwide

Phone: 0114 271 8210

A network for people who hear voices and see visions. If you want information about hearing voices groups, call 0114 271 8210 or email info@hearing-voices.org.

Mental health, Counselling

National Domestic Violence Helpline

Phone: 0808 2000 247

24/4 helpline run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge. If you are in immediate danger, please call 999.

Accommodation/housing advice, Counselling

National Problem Gambling Clinic

69 Warwick Road

SW5 9BH

Phone: 020 7381 7722

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Helps problem gamblers in England and Wales aged 16+. The team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, family therapist and CAB debt management specialist. Contact in person (find your nearest clinic online), by phone (020 7381 7722) or e-mail (gambling.cnwl@nhs.net). Urgent advice line: 0800 0234 650. Fax: 020 7381 7723 gambling.cnwl@nhs.net

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling, Debt advice

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

No Panic

Phone: 0844 967 4848

Monday-Friday: 10am-10pm

Support for those suffering from panic attacks, phobias, OCD, general anxiety disorder and tranquilliser withdrawal. Info, advice, counselling, listening, befriending and referrals. Helpline: 0844 967 4848; youth helpline: 0330 606 1174; email: info@nopanic.org.uk.

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling, Drugs workers, Outreach worker links

POhWER

Phone: 0300 456 2370

Monday-Friday: 8am-6pm

If you have mental health problems or learning disabilities and need help with understanding care reviews, change of accommodation or serious medical treatment, get in touch. Phone or email pohwer@pohwer.net, or send the word ’pohwer’ with your name and number to 81025.

Advocacy, Counselling, Medical/health

Rape Crisis (England & Wales)

Phone: 0808 802 9999

Monday-Sunday: 12pm-2:30pm
Monday-Sunday: 7pm-9:30pm

Basic information so survivors of sexual violence can access the relevant services in England and Wales. See also http://www.rcne.com/ for Rape Crisis Europe; and http://www.rcni.ie/ for Rape Crisis Ireland.

Advocacy, Counselling, Medical/health, Sexual health, Legal advice

Re-Solv

30a High Street, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 8AW

Phone: 01785 810762

Monday-Friday: 10:30am-4pm (helpline - not public holidays)

Information about inhalant abuse (aka sniffing, glue sniffing, tooting and huffing). Outside helpline hours, an answer phone message gives an emergency contact. Good leaflets and sites for children. Phone or email (information@re-solv.org). Works closely with Solve It, who offer an online counselling service (01536 414690).

Advocacy, Counselling, Drugs workers, Outreach worker links

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

Rethink

Phone: 0300 5000 927

Monday-Friday-Friday: 9:30am-4pm (helpline)

Employment, supported housing, day services, helplines etc for people affected by severe mental illness, including special BME services. Phone, or email advice@rethink.org.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling, Education/training

Sexual Health Helpline

Find your nearest clinic or just find out about AIDS and HIV. Info on contraception, family planning, sexual health, clinics etc.

Counselling, Medical/health, Sexual health

Suicide Bereaved Network

Phone: 0300 999 0003

Free support groups (check the online map of groups), counselling and information for people bereaved by someone's suicide.

Counselling, Advocacy

The Loss Foundation

Phone: 0300 200 4112

Support for those that have lost loved ones to cancer. Free support groups and therapy. Visit website to find out the date of their next group near you.

Advocacy, Counselling

The Mix

Phone: 0808 808 4994

Monday-Sunday: 11am-11pm (helpline & webchat)

Free connections to local and national services and sources of help for young people. Phone, text (80849) or email via the website.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Legal advice

The Runaway Helpline

National

Phone: 116 000

Monday-Sunday: 8am-12am (call or text, open 24hours)

Free, confidential 24-hour helpline for young people who've run away or are thinking of running away. 1-2-1 chat service for people aged 11-17. If you're over 17, they can still support you through the free, 24/7 helpline by phone, text and email on 116 000 or 116000@missingpeople.org.uk

Counselling

Tourettes Action

Phone: 0300 777 8427

Monday & Tuesday: 6pm-8pm (leave a message outside these times and they will phone back)
Thursday: 9am-8pm (leave a message outside these times and they will phone back)

Help and support for people (including children and young people) with Tourette's Syndrome. Phone or email help@tourettes-action.org.uk. Find out about diagnosis and support after diagnosis.

Advocacy, Counselling

Victim Support

Phone: 0808 1689 111

The national charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales. Victim Supportline: 0808 1689 111. Ring the helpline, email (supportline@victimsupport.org.uk) or visit the website to find out your near centre.

Counselling

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