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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!

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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

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

Barnet Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service

Ground Floor, Dennis Scott Unit, Edgware Community Hospital

HA8 0AD

Phone: 0300 303 3169

Support for young people affected by drug or alcohol problems. Psychosocial Interventions to encourage behavioural change and emotional change, pharmacological treatment, one to one and group work. Personalised services, and they can come and meet you at a place which suits you. Phone to find out more.

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers

Brandon Centre

26 Prince of Wales Road

NW5 3LG

Phone: 020 7267 4792

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-7pm
Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-3pm (please ring before you come)

Counselling, therapy, contraceptive advice and info for people aged 12-21. For sexual health advice, phone 020 7267 4792
, and for counselling & psychotherapy, 020 7267 1321. Drop in or phone to make an appointment.

Sexual health, Medical/health, Counselling, Mental health, Advocacy

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

Centrepoint

Central House, 25 Camperdown Street

E1 8DZ

Phone: 0845 466 3400

For people aged 16-25. Referral via your local housing options team.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training

Fusion Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service

Station Road Centre, Station Road, Barkingside

IG6 1NB

Phone: 020 8708 7801

Confidential service for young people with drug or alcohol issues. Psychosocial interventions to encourage behavioural change and emotional change, one-to-one keyworking, trauma counselling and structured group work. Phone to find out how they can help.

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers

Haven (Paddington)

St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street

W2 1NY

Phone: 020 3299 6900

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am

Counselling and medical services for people who have been sexually assaulted. Screening for STIs, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception. Specialist workers for 13- to 18-year-olds and Asian women.

Counselling, Medical/health

Haven (Whitechapel)

The Royal London Hospital, 9 Brady Street

E1 5BG

Phone: 020 3299 6900

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am

Counselling and medical services for people who have been sexually assaulted. Screening for STIs, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception. Specialist workers for 13- to 18-year-olds and Asian women. For urgent advice/appointments: 020 3299 6900.

Counselling, Medical/health

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

Muslim Youth Helpline (MYH)

MYH FREEPOST RLZS-XJGE-JLBH

NW3 6NE

Phone: 0808 808 2008

Monday-Sunday: 4pm-8pm (incl Bank holidays and Eid)

Free, confidential and non-judgmental listening services via phone, email (info@myh.org.uk) or letter. The number will not appear on your phone bill and your call is confidential. MYH is run by young Muslims who are trained to be sensitive towards different cultural backgrounds.

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling

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

Sangam Association of Asian Women

210 Burnt Oak Broadway

HA8 0AP

Phone: 020 8952 7062

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm

Relieves poverty, hardship, and distress of the socially and economically disadvantaged without discrimination. Counselling for women, youth and underprivileged people. Cultural classes.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training

St Christopher's Fellowship (for children)

1 Putney High Street

SW15 1SZ

Phone: 0208 780 7800

The UK's only refuge for runaway children and is also a housing association for abused, neglected and disadvantaged children.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Education/training, Internet access, Legal advice

St Luke's Service - Barking & Dagenham (CGL)

St Lukes, Dagenham Road

RM10 7UP

Phone: 020 8507 8668 / 020 8594 8504

Monday: 10am-12am (appointments 5–7pm)
Tuesday & Friday: 2pm-4pm
Thursday: 5pm-7pm (appointments)

Counselling, support and information for drug users aged 19+. Group work. Complementary therapies. Drop in or phone, or refer yourself at stlukes@cgl.org.uk.

Counselling, Drugs workers, Medical/health

Subwize Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service

The Vibe, 195-211 Becontree Avenue, Dagenham

RM8 2UT

Phone: 0300 303 4613

Confidential service for people under 21 with drug and alcohol issues. psychosocial interventions to encourage behavioural change and emotional change, one-to-one keyworking, trauma counselling and structured group work. Phone and find out how they can help you.

Counselling, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers

Working Chance

24-27 White Lion St

N1 9PD

Phone: 0207 2781532

Supports women with criminal convictions and those leaving the care system into sustainable, quality employment. They place candidates into a huge variety of jobs in hospitality, finance and media, as well as the public and third sectors. They also provide support around CV writing, interview practice and disclosing convictions to potential employers.

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