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Issue 120 [May-June 2019] RECOVERY

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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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Action for Children (Gen R 8 Project)

Westwood Business Centre, 69 Aberdalgie Road, Glasgow,

G34 9HJ

Phone: 0141 771 6161

Monday-Sunday: 8am-9pm

Housing support and advice for 16-24-year-olds who are homeless in Glasgow or at risk of homelessness. Accommodation advice, tenancy support, independent living skills (budgeting, cooking etc).

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Careers advice, Debt advice, Education/training, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support, Leisure facilities

Homeless Outreach Project (Edinburgh)

65/5 Niddrie Mains Terrace, Edinburgh, ,

EH16 4NX

Phone: 0131 661 7137

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Map Website: http://

Outreach service for homeless people experiencing difficulties with their mental health and/or addictions.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support

The Salvation Army (Laurieston Centre)

39 South Portland Street, Glasgow, ,

G5 9JL

Phone: 0141 429 6533

Map Website: http://

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Sexual health, Tenancy support

Yellow Door Youth Hub

Poplar Road, Canvey, Essex

SS8 7BN

Phone: 01268 683431

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm (closed 1pm-2pm)
Friday: 2pm-5pm (drop-in for sexual health and cards to get free condoms)
Wednesday & Thursday: 10am-1pm (job club)
Monday: 10am-1pm (housing advice drop-in)
Monday: 1pm-5pm (drugs & alcohol support)

Advice and information drop-in for people 11 to 25. If you are feeling low, are having family problems or need advice about drugs and alcohol, get in touch. Accommodation advice if you are facing homelessness. Phone or email drop-in@cyp-yellowdoor.org.uk

Advocacy, Counselling, Education/training, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Accommodation/housing advice, Music/drama, Sexual health, Leisure facilities

999 Club (Deptford Centre)

21 Deptford Broadway, , ,

SE8 4PA

Phone: 020 8694 5797

Winter shelter:
24 September to 31 March
Monday-Sunday: 6:30pm-8:30am
Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm (9–10.30am for rough sleepers only)
Tuesday: 9am-12pm (mental health professionals)
Wednesday: 9am-12pm (GP & signposting)
Thursday: 9am-12pm (nurse practitioner)

Warm and welcoming environment to anyone who is homeless. Learn new skills, find work and housing and reconnect to family and friends. Open-access sessions where people can access specialist advice on housing and benefits. Learning and activities programme and specialist healthcare services. Winter shelter referrals via agencies of the 999 Club Gateway Centre. 21+, dry, 30 spaces.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Education/training, Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Medical/health, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-offenders

Ace of Clubs

St Alphonsus Rd, Clapham, ,

SW4 7AS

Phone: 020 7720 2811

Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm

Open-access day centre for homeless, vulnerable & isolated people in Clapham. Lunch, tea, coffee, showers, accredited education, bike club etc. Accredited education courses.

Accommodation/housing advice, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Education/training, Food, Medical/health, Outreach worker links

Akwaaba

Princess May Primary School, Barrett's Grove Entrance (off Stoke Newington Road), ,

N16 8AJ

Phone: 07516 675995 (Sunday pm)

Sunday: 2pm-6pm

Social drop-in service for refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants. Hot meal, games, books, ESOL conversation classes and other activities.

Education/training, Food, Leisure facilities

Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women's Centre

Bays 4 and 5, Trellick Tower, Golborne Road,

W10 5PL

Phone: 020 8969 2292


Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Friday: 10am-12pm (drop-in)
Sunday: 12pm-4pm 1st Sunday of month - drop-in for isolated Arabic-speaking men aged 55+)

Advice and assistance for Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families on benefits, housing, homelessness, domestic violence, health and mental health. For mental health support in Arabic, please book in advance. Outreach support to the elderly. ESOL classes with free creche for women returners. Some projects are borough-restricted, so contact them for more information.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Medical/health

Albert Kennedy Trust (London)

Unit 203, Hatton Square Business Centre, 16/16a Baldwins Gardens,

EC1N 7RJ

Phone: 020 7831 6562

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.

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

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

Ashford Place Assessment Centre

60 Ashford Road, Cricklewood, ,

NW2 6TU

Phone: 020 8208 8590

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-5pm
Friday: 10:30am-5pm
Shelter:
01 January to 31 December
Wednesday: 2pm-4pm (drop-in. A place cannot be guaranteed, but accepted clients will be put on a waiting list. Referrals taken only 9am-5pm)

Rough sleeping outreach, floating support, health and wellbeing, alcohol and drugs treatment and much more. You are welcome to visit to make an appointment. Night shelter for single people in Brent open 365 days a year (25 spaces): for referral, phone 020 8208 8595.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Internet access, Laundry, Medical/health, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Tenancy support, Leisure facilities

ASLAN (All Souls Local Action Network)

c/o All Souls Clubhouse, 141 Cleveland Street, ,

W1T 6QG

Phone: 020 7580 3522

Saturday: 5:30am-7:45am (tea run: 5.30-6.15 Tavistock St; 6.15-6.45 Savoy Pl; 6.45-7.30 King William IV St; All Souls Ch 7.40-7.45)
Saturday: 9am-12pm (day centre at Webber St. Breakfast, bible group, ESOL, photography & art. Showers & clothes for ticket holders. Tickets from Webber St on Mondays)
Saturday: 6:30pm-8:30pm (Entertainment - invites via tea run or welcome desk at All Souls.

Organisation that participates in the Westminster Churches Winter Shelter (referral only). Films, coach trips, clothes store and bible group Saturdays at 6.30pm. Invites via the tea run or welcome desk at All Souls Langham Pl. If you need step-free access, a volunteer will let you in via Cleveland St entrance. Email: info@allsouls.org

Art classes, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Leisure facilities

Bikeworks CIC

138-140 Cambridge Heath Rd, 241 Old Ford Rd, ,

E1 5QJ

Phone: 020 8980 7998

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-6:30pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

See the article in issue 40. Bikeworks CIC is an award-winning social enterprise which provides training, employment opportunities and work experience programmes to homeless people, young marginalised people and refugees. Trainees work in a professional workshop and gain City and Guilds accreditation.

Careers advice, Education/training

Brent Recovery Day Programme

Willesden Centre for Health, Harlesden Road

NW10 3RY

Phone: 0300 303 4611 (free)

Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-5pm

The Programme provides recovery treatment for people (18+) with addiction problems in Brent to help them get back to a clean and sober life, free from addiction. It runs 6 days a week for 12 weeks, and the team includes substance misuse workers, doctors, nurses and psychologists, as well as volunteers and peer mentors. 24/7 Helpline: 0800 107 1754. Get your support worker to complete the referral form (info.brent@wdp.org.uk). Women-only groups available.

Needle exchange, Drugs workers, Alcohol workers, Sexual health, Counselling, Careers advice, Education/training

Brixton Advice Centre

167 Railton Road, , ,

SE24 OLU

Phone: 020 7733 7554

Monday-Thursday: 10am-3pm (call into reception)

Specialist advice on welfare benefits, housing, employment and debt. Website has good info on homeless health services. All advice sessions are on a first come, first served basis.

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

C4WS Homeless Project Night Shelter

Various churches in Camden, , ,

Phone: 020 7278 6267

06 November to 02 April
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8:45am

Rolling winter night shelter. Bed spaces for 16 guests, with separate sleeping areas for men and women. Referrals from Camden agencies with whom C4WS have a Service Level Agreement including London Jesus Centre and the Irish Centre - no self-referral.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Food (free), Outreach worker links, Leisure facilities

Cardboard Citizens

77a Greenfield Road, , ,

E1 6QR

Phone: 020 7377 8948

Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm

"theatre at its funniest, blackest, most daring and challenging best" - British Theatre Guide. Workshops at Crisis Skylight and hostels around London. Theatre, dance and music workshops. Individual support for workshop participants.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Careers advice, Counselling, Education/training, Music/drama, Leisure facilities

Cardinal Hume Centre

3?7 Arneway St, Horseferry Rd, ,

SW1P 2BG

Phone: 020 7227 1673

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:15am-4:30pm (closed 1–2pm)
Wednesday: 9:15am-7pm (closed 1–2pm)

Enables people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness. Works with homeless young people, badly-housed families and others in need. Spanish (Wed) and Arabic (Friday) speakers by appointment.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Internet access, Medical/health, Tenancy support

Caritas Anchor House

81 Barking Road, Canning Town, ,

E16 4HB

Phone: 0207 476 6062

For people affected by homelessness, drug & alcohol misuse, mental health, domestic abuse & offending. Accommodation and varied services. Email info@caritasanchorhouse.org.uk.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Internet access, Music/drama, Step-free

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

CGL - New Direction

410 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, ,

SE13 6LJ

Phone: 020 8314 5566

Tuesday: 1:30pm-5pm (open access)
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm (open access)

Integrated treatment for adults who have a problem with drug and alcohol use. Nurses, keyworkers, doctors and counsellors, plus a peer mentor programme. Gender-specific services. Complementary health services. NA, CA and SMART groups. For assessment, attend an open-access session. Accept referrals by phone or email on ND.Referrals@cgl.org.uk

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach workers

Clean Break

2 Patshull Road, , ,

NW5 2LB

Phone: 020 7482 8600

Monday: 11am-1pm (health and wellbeing)

Inspirational theatre company working with women whose lives have been affected by the criminal justice system. Free courses in acting, writing, singing and recording. The Women's Space will be for women offenders and women at risk of offending due to drug or alcohol use or mental health needs.

Mental health, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Education/training, Music/drama, Counselling

Clean Slate Training & Employment

Elmfield House, 5 Stockwell Mews, Stockwell Road,

SW9 9GX

Phone: 020 3540 7420

Monday & Friday: 10am-1:30pm (drop-in advisory service)

Clean Slate helps unemployed people facing barriers to work. Clean Slate works with long-term unemployed people, ex-offenders, those with histories of substance abuse, and people with learning and physical disabilities.

Careers advice, Education/training

Colchester Emergency Night Shelter

39-41 Alexandra Road, Colchester, Essex,

CO3 3DF

Phone: 01206 549885; 01206 805324

Monday-Saturday: 7:15pm-9am
Sunday: 12:30pm-9am

Temporary accommodation and support for single homeless people 18 and over. Respite and support with signposting to other agencies, help finding permanent accommodation, benefits and health.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Education/training, Food, Internet access, Laundry, Tenancy support

Connection Crew CIC

23 Jacob Street, , ,

SE1 2BG

Phone: 0844 822 1515

Provides employment opportunities for people who?ve been homeless and are now ready for work through its Connection Crew Academy, a training programme that covers the basics of event crewing and work skills. It works with charities like Connection at St Martins and Crisis to recruit trainees.

Education/training