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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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Commonside Community Development Trust

New Horizon Centre, South Lodge Avenue, Pollards Hill

CR4 1LT

Phone: 020 8764 9582 x 207

Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8:30am-6:30pm Assistance with link to Merton-based night provision
Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Thursday: 8:30am-6:30pm Assistance with link to Merton-based night provision
Thursday: 11am-1pm Drop-in café area for appointments for advice re eg mental health services, GPs, dentist, DWP/JCP etc
Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Saturday: 8:30am-6:30pm Also free Afro-Caribbean meal at late lunchtime.
Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Sunday: 8:30am-6:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am-1:30pm Additionally free veggie lunch and chat with local SDA

Commonside Trust runs the New Horizon Centre in Pollards Hill, London Borough of Merton; includes a lunch club for older people and support services for families, socially prescribed patients, volunteering, employability support.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Drugs workers, Food (free), Mental health, Clothing store, Debt advice, Tenancy support, Laundry

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

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

Ashram Housing Association Reducing Domestic Violence Project

Phone: 0121 764 3817

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

Support, advocacy, information and advice to empower women to live more independently. All project staff are fluent in one of the main South Asian languages. Phone or email inderpal.dhesi@ashramha.org.uk.

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

Birmingham FLAG

University of Birmingham Law School, Edgbaston, Birmingham

B15 2TT

Phone: 0121 415 8812

Tuesday & Thursday: 5pm-7pm (appointments – term time only)

Written advice on debt, domestic violence, family, housing, benefits, mental health and mental capacity etc. More info from the website.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Tenancy support

Albert Kennedy Trust (North-east)

1 Osborne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne

NE2 2AA

Phone: 0191 281 0099

Monday-Friday: 10am-4:30pm

Supports LGBT+ 16-25-year-olds who are homeless or living in a hostile or violent environment because they have come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans to their parents or care giver. Phone 0161 228 3308 before you visit, if you can. If you don't have much credit on your phone, AKT will ring you back.

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

Changing Lives

Textile House, Dukesway, Team Valley, Gateshead

NE11 0LF

Phone: 0191 273 8891

Monday-Friday: 9am-3pm (phone to be referred to appropriate services)

Provides specialist support services for thousands of vulnerable people and families every month. Wide range of services across the UK. Many services, so call the main office to be referred.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Dentist, Drugs workers, Food (free), Food, Laundry, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Ex-offenders

Julian House

Manvers Street, Bath

BA1 1JW

Phone: 01225311991

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-1pm (drop-in)
Saturday & Saturday: 2pm-4pm (drop-in)

Julian House operates over 20 different projects, accommodation sites and social enterprises in Bath, Bristol and Wiltshire. These include: homeless services, support for those suffering domestic violence, addiction recovery, support for individuals with learning difficulties, work experience and training. Contact them on 01225 354650 to find out more.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Food, Internet access, Laundry, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

Aylesbury Homeless Action Group

2 Rickfords Hill, Aylesbury

HP20 2RX

Phone: 01296 435026

Monday & Wednesday: 12pm-2pm (drop-in)

AHAG's aims and objectives are to relieve hardship, need and distress. Support and advice for anyone 18+ who is homeless or inadequately housed. Drop in for showers, washing facilities, newspapers and refreshments. Please make appointment for one-to-one support, help with education, CVs, employment etc. Phone or email info@ahag.org.uk.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Debt advice, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders

Brighton Housing Trust (BHT)

144 London Road, Brighton

BN1 4PH

Phone: 01273 645400

BHT works in Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings, with additional services in Wealden and Lewes districts, as well as elsewhere in Sussex. Its mission is ?combating homelessness, creating opportunities, promoting change?. There are too many projects to list, so please visit their website for further info.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Dentist, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Foot care, Laundry, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Leisure facilities

Prebend Day Centre

12-14 Prebend Street, Bedford

MK40 1QW

Phone: 01234 365955

Monday-Sunday: 8:30am-12:30pm

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Dentist, Drugs workers, Food (free), Food, Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure facilities, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders