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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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240 Project

116 Bramley Road

W10 6SU

Phone: 0207 221 7530

Friendly charity helping people mainly who have a history of homelessness, are vulnerable and mostly need support. Acupuncture, art, cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, computing, cooking, drama, felt workshop, group therapy, leather work, mosaics, music, poetry, qi gong, yoga etc. Ring for details or check the timetable (www.240project.org.uk/timetable/). Not step-free.

Art classes, Clothing store, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Leisure facilities, Music/drama

Agape

c/o Holy Trinity Church, Chobham Road, Knaphill, Woking GU21 2SX

Phone: 01483 824006

Wednesday: 7:45pm-9:15pm (Embankment)

Soup, coffee, tea etc plus sandwiches, biscuits etc - and spend time chatting to people.

Food (free)

All Saints Fulham

Pryors Bank Pavilion, Putney Bridge Approach

SW6 3LA

Thursday: 12:30pm-1:45pm

A main meal, plus fruit, yoghurt, biscuits, home-baked cakes and bread. It is a warm and happy place to meet and eat.

Food (free), Food

American International Church Soup Kitchen

79a Tottenham Court Rd, (Entrance in Whitfield Street)

W1T 4TD

Phone: 020 7580 2791

Monday & Tuesday & Friday & Saturday: 10am-12pm
Thursday-Saturday: 10am-12pm

The soup kitchen provides free hot meals, clothes and toiletries. The clothing store is open on alternate Mondays. This service is closed in August.

Clothing store, Food (free)

AMURT

3A Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington

N16 6PA

Phone: 020 88064250

Thursday: 6:30pm-8pm (Lincoln’s Inn Fields)

Mission statement: 'Empowering people, inspiring change. Love is all there is.' Vegetarian food, and music while they distribute.

Food (free)

Ancilla Soup Kitchen

The Most Precious Blood & St Edmund, 115 Hertford Road

N9 7EN

Phone: 020 8804 4070

Friday: 11am-2pm

Info from ancillasoupkitchen@hhcjuk.org

Food (free)

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

Be Enriched

URC Rookstone Road

SW17 9NQ

Phone: 07397288160

Monday: 12:30pm-2:30pm Crossways Church, 18 Hampton St, SE1 6SN
Tuesday: 7pm-9pm London Cooking Project, 1 Ethelburga St, SW11 4AG
Friday: 12:30pm-2:30pm URC, Rookstone Rd, SW17 9NQ

Connecting people through community activities and cultivating respect over a bite. Free or pay-as-you-can community meals three days a week in S London. Volunteering or training opportunities through cooking lessons.

Food (free), Food

Bench Outreach

14 New King Street, Deptford

SE8 3HS

Phone: 020 8694 7740

Thursday: 1pm-4pm (SHE)

SHE (Support, Help, Empowerment) is a weekly drop-in session offering advice to homeless and vulnerable women in a safe, female-only space.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Food (free), Leisure facilities, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support

Bridges

Memorial Community Church, 389-395 Barking Rd

E13 8AL

Phone: 020 7474 6603

Saturday: 8am-11:30am (cooked breakfast 9–11am)
Monday: 10am-2pm

Regular NHS nurse clinics and signposting to other support agencies. More facilities available on Mondays. Practical activities to build esteem and encourage hope. Small group work developing life skills and confidence.

Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Food (free), Medical/health, Outreach worker links

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

CARIS Islington Churches Cold Weather Shelter

The Annexe, St Mellitus Church, Tollington Park

N4 3AG

Phone: 07913 020738

Free night shelter, food, showers and a safe place to sleep. Phone after completing and emailing a 1-page registration form to iccws@hotmail.co.uk. 15 guests; 18+, dry. Opens in January; dates and times to be confirmed.

Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Laundry, Outreach worker links

Carpenters Café

Carpenters Estate Community Hall, 17 Doran Walk (enter from Carpenters Rd), Stratford

E15 2JL

Phone: 07932 661 089

Tuesday: 10am-12pm (food, drinks, clothes, books, toiletries, showers)

Aims "To show the love of Christ in practical ways to the homeless, elderly and anyone needing a helping hand, and to encourage and support the homeless into making better life choices".

Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Food (free), Food, Step-free

Christ Apostolic Church (Bethel) UK

217?23 Kingsland Road, Hackney

E2 8AN

Phone: 020 7729 4375/ 661

Sunday: 8am-9am
Saturday: 2pm-3:30pm (last Saturday of month)

Welcomes homeless people every Sunday morning for a cooked breakfast and the last Saturday of the month for hot meals.

Food (free)

Christian Kitchen

65 Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow

E17 7AS

Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8:30pm (Mission Grove car park, Walthamstow)

Hot meals from a mobile kitchen van in Mission Grove, Walthamstow.

Food (free)

Churches Foodbank (Newham)

Phone: 020 8555 9880; 020 8534 1164

Tuesday: 9am-11am (St Paul & St James, Maryland Rd, Stratford, E15 1JL)
Thursday: 1pm-3pm (Woodgrange Baptist Ch, Romford Rd, E7 8AA)

All applications for food must be accompanied by a referral from an independent agent (e.g. a doctor, a social worker or support worker, a school or nursery, a Job Centre).

Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Food (free), Food

Clapton Community Drop-in

Round Chapel Old School Rooms, Powerscroft Road

E5 0PU

Phone: 020 8533 9676

Sunday: 2:30pm-4pm
Wednesday: 12:30pm-3:30pm (Job Club)

Contact: coordinator.claptondropin@gmail.com. Help to access services, particularly in relation to housing, benefits, JobCentre Plus, as well as health- and family-related issues. The Job Club is for anyone wanting support with maintaining their benefits, with support to access Universal Job Match, write a CV and apply for jobs. For info about peer support for women or mental health support, phone, call in or check the website.

Mental health, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Food (free), Outreach worker links, Legal advice, Ex-offenders

Community Table

Southcroft Church (Ichthus), 276 Mitcham Lane, Streatham

SW16 6NU

Phone: 020 8677 0880

Thursday: 11am-3pm

Provides food, clothing and a warm welcome to anyone in need: "Loving people with the love of Jesus. Kind, caring support & understanding."

Bathroom/showers, Food (free), Internet access

Coptic City Mission (St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church)

Allen Street, Kensington

W8 6UX

Phone: 0207 937 5782

Tuesday: 9pm-9:45pm (Spenser Street SW1E 6AA, then Strand)

Outreach mission from young Copts.

Food (free)

Crash Pad – Youth Shelter

Phone: 020 7700 2498

Monday-Sunday: 4pm-9am

Islington-based shelter for people 18-23 with low support needs. 12 bed spaces, separate room for females. Shelter has no Wifi, Playstations, Xboxes or telephone. For referral, please phone or email Momodou Mboge - momodou.piliontrust@gmail.com

Advocacy, Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Food (free), Education/training, Art classes, Music/drama, Leisure facilities

Crisis Christmas

66 Commercial Street

E1 6LT

Phone: 0300 636 1967

Winter shelter/Crisis at Christmas:
23 December to 29 December
Monday: 11am-9pm
Tuesday-Sunday: 9am-9pm

Crisis at Christmas provides food, good cheer and great company. Take part in fun and relaxing activities and get one-to-one advice to find your way out of homelessness. Day Centre addresses (23 – 29 December only: North London Day Centre (Westminster Kingsway College, 211 Grays Inn Row, WC1X 8RA), East London Day Centre (The City Academy, Hackney, Homerton Row, E9 6EA), West London Day Centre (Kensington Aldridge Academy, 1 Silchester Road, W10 6EX), South London Centre (City of London Academy, Lynton Road, SE1 5LA), and Croydon Centre (Harris Invictus Academy Croydon, 88 London Road, CR0 2TB).

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Outreach worker links, Leisure facilities, Foot care, Mental health, Medical/health, Music/drama, Drugs workers, Legal advice, Food, Alcohol workers, Tenancy support

Divine Rescue

Thurlow Lodge, 1 Thurlow Street

SE17 2US

Phone: 020 3489 1765

Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm

Work with homeless people and people with substance abuse issues. Help with hospital visits and bereavement, and support with detox. Their Christian mission is to touch and change lives one at a time.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Education/training, Food (free), Outreach workers

Dunloe Centre

St Saviour's Priory, 18 Queensbridge Road

E2 8NS

Phone: 020 7739 9976

Tuesday: 10:30am-12pm

Small, unfunded project run entirely by volunteers. Turns away only people who are violent. On ground floor, but with one step between the street and the lobby.

Bedding, Clothing store, Food (free)

Ealing Churches Winter Night Shelter

Phone: 07930 378263

25 November to 20 March
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8:30am

Referral via St Mungo's outreach team, Streetlink (0300 500 0914), Acton Homeless Concern (020 8992 5768) or Ealing Soup Kitchen (020 8566 3507 x7). Ealing Foodbank (020 8840 9428). 14 bed spaces. No self-referral. We are a Night Shelter running through the winter months to provide a warm, safe place for people who find themselves homeless.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Outreach worker links, Food (free), Debt advice, Bedding, Laundry, Bathroom/showers

Ealing Soup Kitchen

St John's Church Hall, Mattock Lane

W13 9LA

Phone: 0208 840 0651

Saturday & Sunday: 3:30pm-5pm (St John's Ch Room, Mattock Lane, W13 9LA)
Friday: 11am-4pm (drop-in, The Crypt, St John's W13 9LA
Monday: 7pm-9pm (drop-in, Salvation Army, 6 Leeland Rd, W13 9HH)

They also give practical help/housing advice. AA meetings.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Food (free)