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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.

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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

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

Equalities National Council

Unit 1, The Hub, 123 Star Lane

E16 4PZ

Phone: 0207 474 9812

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm

Equalities National Council primarily focuses on delivering expert advocacy and mentoring support for BME disabled people and their carers; and people suffering with long term impairments. Supports people with mental health difficulties, including ex-offenders, to access fair and equal services, across health, social care, employment, further education, mentoring, advocacy, welfare benefits, housing and immigration.

Mental health, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Education/training, Medical/health

Eritrean Community in the UK

The Holloway Neighbourhood Group (NHG), 84 Mayton Street

N7 6QT

Phone: 020 7700 7995

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

Advice, info, support, advocacy & referral: education, training, employment, welfare rights, housing, immigration, health, culturally-based counselling etc.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Outreach worker links, Legal advice

Joel Night Shelter

Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness, St Peter's Church Hall, London Rd, Kingston

KT2 6QL

Phone: 0208 255 7400

01 February to 14 March
Monday-Sunday: 7pm-9am (night shelter)
Tuesday: 8:30am-9:30am (conflict resolution)
Tuesday: 10am-1pm (art group)
Thursday: 10am-2pm ('cook and eat' programme)
Monday-Friday: 10am-1pm (drop-in advice)

Referrals primarily via Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness (020 8255 7400), which is next door. Supports primarily single people with a local connection to Kingston who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or who are experiencing serious problems with private landlords. They help solve housing problems and improve the quality of people's lives.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure facilities, Luggage storage, Tenancy support

Kiran - Asian Women's Aid

Waltham Forest Hub (Central) (Appointments only), 1 Russell Road, Leyton

E10 7ES

Phone: 020 8558 1986

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Accommodation, advice & support for women from the Indian sub-continent (& from Turkey, Iran, Morocco, Malaysia etc) experiencing domestic violence. Help with benefits, legal issues, housing, health & training. Outreach and resettlement. Drop in, email (kiran.admin@kiranss.org.uk) or phone.

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

Royal Connections

The Hub Studios, 90 Monier Road (off Wick Lane), Bow

E3 2ND

Phone: 0300 111 1111

Sunday: 4pm-6pm (hot meal on 4th Sunday of the month)

Christian charity dedicated to helping people who need help. Works with other local organisations.

Accommodation/housing advice, Barber, Careers advice, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Medical/health, Legal advice

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

Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers

The Copleston Centre, Copleston Road

SE15 4AN

Phone: 020 7732 0505

Tuesday: 12:30pm-5pm (drop-in - lunch, advice, creche, ESOL, gardening, wellbeing)
Wednesday: 11am-2:45pm (Baptist Ch, 121 Peckham Pk Rd, ​SE15 6SX)
Thursday: 1pm-5pm (​St Mary Newington, Kennington Pk Rd, SE11 4JH)

Drop-in centre for asylum seekers and refugees. Advice on housing, health, education, training and employment. Gardening club. Group therapy.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Medical/health, Leisure facilities

Spectra CIC

St Charles Centre, Exmoor Street

W10 6DZ

Phone: 0800 5878302

Pre-Covid-19 were offering health and well-being services, including sexual health, emotional resilience and wellbeing. Outreach, social and therapeutic groups, support, health screening, counselling. Services are suspended - check website for details as some services are reinstated.

Mental health, Counselling, Education/training, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health

Sufra NW London

160 Pitfield Way, Stonebridge, Middlesex

NW10 0PW

Phone: 0203 441 1335

Monday-Sunday: 10am-6pm (office open)
Wednesday & Sunday: 10am-2pm (Growing Club)
Wednesday & Sunday: 12pm-3pm (food bank, referral from Brent Council and other orgs)
Friday: 6pm-8:30pm (vegetarian meal)

Food bank & community kitchen in Brent, supporting disadvantaged individuals and families suffering food poverty in NW London. Phone or visit.

Advocacy, Benefits advice, Bedding, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free)

Rethink

Phone: 0300 5000 927

Monday-Friday-Friday: 9:30am-4pm (helpline)

Employment, supported housing, day services, helplines etc for people affected by severe mental illness, including special BME services. Phone, or email advice@rethink.org.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling, Education/training

Health in Mind

40 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh

EH2 4RT

Phone: 0131 225 8508

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

A range of mental health and wellbeing services for people with housing and mental health support needs. You can self-refer to most services directly or ask your GP to refer you. Counselling; support for people from minority ethnic communities; combatting isolation by connecting people; art therapy; suicide prevention; support with substance misuse; health information; training and more - check website for details.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling, Tenancy support, Art classes, Education/training

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council (Refugee Support Team)

2nd floor, Civic Center, Darwall Street, Walsall

WS1 1TP

Phone: 01922 653827, 653840, 653476

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

Advice on housing, employment, benefits, debt and health. Signposting service.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Education/training, Medical/health, Outreach worker links

Wolverhampton Asylum Seeker Refugee Services (WARS)

1st Floor, Roma Parva Building, 9 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton

WV1 4NB

Phone: 01902 311554

Tuesday: 2pm-4:30pm (women-only advice)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am-1pm
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 2pm-4:30pm (appointments)
Map Website: http://

Helps asylum seekers and refugees in the areas of housing, education, employment, benefits and family reunion. Volunteering project gives asylum seekers and refuges a chance to improve their employment prospects by gaining valuable experience.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Food (free)

Ashdown Medway Accommodation Trust (AMAT)

10 Chelmar Road, Chatham, Kent

ME4 4PB

Phone: 0800 698 1000

Monday-Sunday: 8:30am-12:30pm (office hours)
Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am (on call)

AMAT is a direct access hostel based in Medway, which provides supported accommodation to 400+ service users in a variety of accommodation, mostly shared houses with 3 to 4 units, though there are some flats. There is a no-visitors house for the more vulnerable service users and a dry house for those who are rehabilitating. There is also a female-only house. There is also an opportunity for some service users to become more permanently accommodated on an AST if they meet the criteria.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Tenancy support

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

Rylease

102?116 Windmill Road, Croydon

CR0 2XQ

Phone: 0207 9938498

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm

Supports and offers supported housing to BAME women who have been through the criminal justice system, or are homeless or fleeing domestic violence. Helps with education and employment, health and benefits.

Accommodation/housing advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Outreach worker links, Legal advice