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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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Barony (Contact Point, Edinburgh)

101 High Riggs Road, Tollcross, Edinburgh

EH3 9RP

Phone: 0345 140 7777

Tuesday: 10:30am-4pm (drop-in)
Sunday: 11am-4pm (drop-in - read the Sunday papers!)
Wednesday: 10:30am-4:30pm (drop-in)
Monday & Thursday: 2pm-8pm drop-in
Monday: 2:30pm-4:30pm Art Group
Monday: 6:30pm-7:30pm Games Group
Tuesday: 11am-12:30pm Walking Group
Tuesday: 2pm-4pm Taster Sessions
Wednesday: 11am-2pm Swimming Group
Wednesday: 3pm-4pm Wellbeing Group / Guest Speakers
Thursday: 2:30pm-4:30pm Open Day
Thursday: 6:30pm-7:30pm Mixed Media Night

Mental health resource offering emotional, social and practical support to adults who are vulnerable and who feel isolated.The service promotes healthy lifestyle choices and meaningful activity. Open for drop-in Mon-Thu & Sun.

Mental health, Counselling, Leisure facilities, Music/drama, Art classes, Step-free

Breathing Space 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. For support outside opening hours, contact Samaritans on 116 123 (24/7).

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling

Crossreach (Rankeillor Initiative)

205 Cowgate, Edinburgh

EH1 1JH

Phone: 0131 225 4901


Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (phone only for referrals)

For those in the early stages of recovering from substance use, we can provide temporary accommodation in shared flats while you get back on your feet again.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Careers advice, Education/training

Crossreach Move On (Whiteinch)

0/5, 13 Victoria Park Drive South, Whiteinch, Glasgow

G14 9RN

Phone: 0141 959 5069

Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm (phone for referral only)
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-5pm

Temporary furnished accommodation and support to adults in recovery from substance misuse, who have achieved a period of stability through residential or community rehabilitation. Service is mainly for people living clean, but some methadone, etc, users who are stable will be considered.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Tenancy support, Step-free

Drinkline

Phone: 0300 123 1110

Monday-Friday: 9am-8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am-4pm

Free, confidential helpline for people worried about their alcohol intake or anyone concerned about them. Advice on services to help you cut down your drinking.

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Outreach worker links

Edinburgh City Youth Cafe

11-15 Vennel, Edinburgh

EH1 2HU

Phone: 0131 229 1797

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6pm-10pm

Drop-in, information, advice and support for young people (14-25) on housing, homelessness, drugs, debt, education, training, health and emotional problems. Youth offenders project for 14-16-year-olds. Working remotely during Covid-19 so please check website.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Medical/health

Glasgow City Mission (Overnight Welcome Centre)

20 Crimea Street, Glasgow

G2 8PW

Phone: 0141 221 2630

Monday-Friday: 10am-3:30pm Breakfast and lunch

One-to-one advocacy help and advice for everyone. Call to arrange one-to-one support. During the Covid restrictions our services have been reduced. We are open for food between 10-4pm. Breakfast and lunch.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Careers advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Leisure facilities, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support, Step-free, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food, Medical/health, Advocacy

Glasgow Council on Alcohol

14 North Claremont St, Glasgow

G3 7LE

Phone: 0141 353 1800

Monday-Thursday: 9am-9pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm
Friday: 9am-5pm

GCA is an accredited counselling service and provides individual, free and confidential counselling for people experiencing alcohol-related difficulties and those affected by someone else's alcohol use. Drop in any time during opening hours.

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Outreach worker links, Step-free

Lodging House Mission

35 East Campbell St, Glasgow

G1 5DT

Phone: 0141 552 0285

Monday-Friday: 8am-3pm (drop-in)
Tuesday: 1:30pm-2:15pm Church Service
Wednesday & Thursday: 11:30am-12pm Prayers
Thursday: 6pm-7pm Narcotics Anonymous
Friday: 9:30pm-12am Narcotics Anonymous
Sunday: 6:30pm-9:30pm Narcotics Anonymous
Tuesday: 7pm-8:30pm

Day centre with multiple activities and education services - call 0141 552 0285 for details. Free breakfast (8-10am) and lunch (12-1:30pm). Showers, foot clinic, haircuts, counselling, pool, table tennis, board games. IT suite (10am-12noon, 1:30-3pm). Free phone facilities 9:30-11:30am, 1:30-3pm).

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Foot care, Internet access, Luggage storage, Music/drama, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Ex-offenders

Rape Crisis Scotland

46 Bath Street, Glasgow

G2 1HG

Phone: 0141 331 4180 (gen enquiries)

Monday-Sunday: 6pm-12am

Helpline: 08088 01 03 02. Free, confidential helpline for anyone, women and men, affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened. We can also put you in touch with local rape crisis centres or other services if you need longer-term support. Minicom service for deaf or hard of hearing people (0141 353 3091). Interpreters are available if your first language is not English.

Counselling, Outreach worker links, Sexual health

Rock Trust (Albany St)

55 Albany St, Edinburgh

EH1 3QY

Phone: 0131 557 4059

Monday-Friday: 8:45am-5pm (drop-in 9.00-12.00)
Monday: 4pm-7pm (cooking group)
Tuesday & Wednesday: 4pm-7pm (drop-in)

Advises, educates and supports young people. Enables them to build the personal skills and resources required to make a positive and healthy transition to adulthood, while avoiding or moving on from homelessness. Not SF.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Counselling, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Laundry, Tenancy support

Spittal Street Clinic (Edinburgh Access Practice)

22-24 Spittal St, Edinburgh

EH3 9DU

Phone: 0131 240 2810

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-5pm (closed 12.45-13.45)
Wednesday: 10am-5pm (closed 12.45-13.45)
Monday: 9am-11:30am (dentist drop-in)
Friday: 9am-11am (dentist drop-in)
Monday: 2pm-3:30pm (dentist drop-in)
Wednesday: 1:45pm-5pm (opens late every 4th Wed)

Wide range of services including drop-in NE, outreach services for heroin users, methadone prescribing, sexual health and HIV advice.

Mental health, Dentist, Foot care, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Outreach workers

Steps to Hope

Phone: 07949 838666

Monday: 6pm-12am Meal - St Columbus Church, 14 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, E14 EH1
Tuesday & Friday: 6pm-12am Mobile catering van route starts on Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DH
Sunday: 5pm-7pm 3-course dinner, pizzas and drink: 5 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EP
Saturday: 10am-1pm Old Saint Paul's Church, 63 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DH. Full cooked breakfast

Steps to Hope SCIO is a non-profit charity dedicated to caring for the homeless and those suffering with addiction. Our Purpose: To aid and support the homeless and those suffering from addiction. Don’t operate Wednesday/Thursday Phone-line open all time

Step-free, Food (free), Counselling, Alcohol workers, Outreach workers

The Marie Trust

32 Midland Street, Glasgow

G1 4PR

Phone: 0141 221 0169 (option 2)

Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm (closed 11.30–12.30)
Friday: 9am-4pm (closed 11.30–12.30)

Day service for people affected by homelessness/poverty. Offers low-cost breakfast and lunch, as well as a range of classes and activities. Call for activities.

Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Food, Foot care, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

Turning Point Scotland (Drug Crisis Centre)

123 West Street, Glasgow

G5 8BA

Phone: 0800 652 3757 (9am-5pm)

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am (drop-in, needle exchange, advice and assessment)

Accommodation and support for people with addiction issues. 24-hour advice, support and assessment. Detox, needle exchange, GP clinics, residential unit, post-residential methadone clinic, abcess and ulcer clinic, well-woman clinic and much more. Also family support centre.

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Sexual health, Step-free

Turning Point Scotland (Homelessness Service)

112 Commerce Street, Tradeston, Glasgow

G5 9NT

Phone: 0800 652 3757 (9am-5pm)

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am (needle exchange & temp accommodation)

24 hour service for homeless people in crisis because of mental health, drugs or alcohol. A 12-bed residential unit provides a safe environment to withdraw from a chaotic lifestyle. Average stay is 28–36 days.

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Step-free, Advocacy, Accommodation/housing advice, Foot care

Turning Point Scotland (North East Recovery Hub Edinburgh)

5 Links Place, Leith, Edinburgh

EH6 7EZ

Phone: 0800 652 3757 (9am-5pm)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10am-4pm (drop-in)
Tuesday: 9am-11am (drop-in)
Friday: 1pm-3pm (drop-in)
Monday: 9am-4:45pm (needle exchange)
Tuesday & Thursday: 9am-7:45pm (needle exchange)
Wednesday: 11am-4:45pm (needle exchange)
Friday: 9am-4:15pm (needle exchange)
Tuesday: 4pm-7pm (drop-in)

Range of addiction and recovery services open to men and women aged 16 and over who are aware they have a substance misuse problem and would like to start their recovery journey. Phone or drop in for more services information, including Cooking, Art Classes, Gardening, etc. Other venues across Edinburgh available: call freephone number for information.

Alcohol workers, Art classes, Counselling, Drugs workers, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Sexual health, Step-free

Y-People Calm Service

15 Dava Street, Govan, Glasgow

G51 2JA

Phone: 0141 465 4579

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Offers a range of mentoring, counselling and supported accommodation services across Glasgow and the surrounding area. Phone for information and self-referral during weekdays. Support services are offered at flexible times, including evenings and weekends.

Mental health, Counselling, Step-free