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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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722 Young People Service

722 Leytonstone High Road, Leytonstone

E11 3AJ

Phone: 0300 555 1158

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

For people aged 10-18 in Waltham Forest with drug- and alcohol-related issues. Evening appointments by request.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Drugs workers, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links

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

Bringing Unity Back Into the Community (BUBIC)

1st Fl, 9 Bruce Grove, Tottenham

N17 6RA

Phone: 020 8808 6550

Community organisation set up by ex-drug users who work with drug users, ex-drug users, their family and friends in Haringey. Support for any kind of drug use, with a focus on helping crack users become free of addiction. Community cafe and regular events. Self- or agency-referral. One-to-one and peer support. Youth project. Referrals where required. Call for details.

Outreach worker links, Drugs workers, Food, Advocacy

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

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

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

Hestia

Maya House, 134-138 Borough High Street

SE1 1LB

Phone: 020 7378 3100

Supports male and female victims of modern slavery to ensure their voices are heard and they get the support they need to rebuild their lives. Wide range of services - check the website for details. Supported housing for vulnerable young people.

Mental health, Advocacy, Drugs workers, Alcohol workers

HYPE – Hounslow Young People Engaged

Montague Hall, Montague Road, Hounslow

TW3 1LD

Phone: 020 8538 1150

Free, confidential service for young people in Hounslow who are experiencing problems associated with the use of drink or drugs (cannabis, alcohol, heroin, cocaine and new psychoactive substances etc). You can self-refer (cnw-tr.hype@nhs.net).

Drugs workers, Alcohol workers

Islington Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service (IYPDAS )

50 Isledon Road

N7 7LD

Phone: 020 7527 5099

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

A free, confidential service which offers one-to-one counselling, advice and information for drug and alcohol issues to young people in Islington up to the age of 21. Also offers group work, staff training and drug education, all free of charge. Please ring 0207 5275099 for more information or to make an appointment. Referrals can also be made over the phone or emailed to drugs@islington.gov.uk.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Outreach workers

Lifeline Basis Substance Misuse Service

Royal Arsenal Medical Centre, 21 Arsenal Way, Woolwich

SE16 6TE

Phone: 020 3696 2640

Monday-Friday: 9am-4:30pm (later by appointment)

A unique, free and confidential substance misuse service in Greenwich. They work with those using cannabis; cocaine and party drugs; new psychoactive substances (NPS, formerly 'legal highs') and party drugs; steroids; alcohol (non-dependent); and 'chemsex'. Good inks to local social enterprises which offer training, volunteering and employment.

Alcohol workers, Art classes, Drugs workers, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Step-free, Leisure facilities, Education/training

New Horizon Youth Centre

68 Chalton Street

NW1 1JR

Phone: 020 7388 5560

Monday: 2pm-4pm (alcohol support)
Monday-Sunday: 10:30am-4pm (showers, laundry, breakfast & lunch;10.30am-1pm advice)

For young (16-24) homeless people. Free lunch. Women-only groups. Mental health, life skills & advice, and employment/resettlement support. Sex worker project. Street outreach. Refugee worker. 7-day drop-in provision. First-time visitors should arrive outside the centre at 10.00am to make an appointment with the Advice team. Support with referrals into winter night shelters. Centre only closes 1-4 January.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

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

Remar Association UK

847 High Road, Leytonstone

E11 1HH

Phone: 020 8539 0452

Wednesday: 7:30pm-8:30pm (William IV St, Strand - hot drinks, biscuits and sandwiches)

Offers assistance for free to disadvantaged people and individuals suffering from drug or alcoholic addiction. 24-hour helpline: 0791 758 5056

Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Food (free)

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

VoiceAbility

Phone: 01223 555800

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (offices and helplines)

UK-wide network of advocacy and service user involvement groups, which offer a services for those who have mental health needs, learning disabilities, dementia, autistic spectrum disorders, physical disabilities, sensory and communication impairments, substance misuse issues, acquired brain injury, a serious physical illness or a dual diagnosis. Check the website or phone to find your nearest branch.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers