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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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Refuge Network UK

Soup Kitchen Location:, Beside the Embassy of Zimbabwe,, Agar Street, Charing Cross.

Saturday: 1pm-2pm

Refuge Network UK runs a community soup kitchen at Charing Cross from where we distribute free food, toiletries, clothing and survival packs to rough sleepers, homeless people, and impoverished individuals from various parts of London.

Food (free), Clothing store

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)

Robes Project (Southwark & Lambeth)

SE1 3UJ

Phone: 020 7407 5623

Winter shelter:
05 November to 14 April
Monday-Sunday: 7pm-8am (closed during Crisis, 23–30 Dec)

Rolling winter night shelter. Referrals ONLY through Manna Soc, Spires, Ace of Clubs, Webber St Day Centre, Crisis, Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers, Southwark SPOT, Lambeth Safer Streets Team, The Big Issue, Shelter. 18+, 35 bed spaces, low support needs.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Food (free)

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

Sadhu Vaswani Centre

25 Cricklewood Lane

NW2 1HP

Phone: 0844 500 1744

Wednesday: 8pm-8:30pm (Lincoln's Inn Fields)

Helps the poor, needy, sick and aged, irrespective of caste, creed or colour. Serves Indian food, rice and bhaji, hot and cold drinks, chocolates and fruit.

Food (free)

SanKTus Welfare Project

4 Lady Margaret Road, Kentish Town

NW5 2XT

Phone: 020 7485 9160

Sunday: 3pm-4:30pm (showers and clothes available)
Wednesday: 2pm-3:30pm (afternoon tea with sandwiches and refreshments)

Phone or email sanktus.welfare@gmail.com for details of Tai Chi, yoga and craft sessions, welfare advice etc.

Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Food (free), Art classes, Leisure facilities

Selby food hub

Selby Centre, Selby Road, Tottenham

N17 8JL

Tuesday: 2pm-4pm
Thursday: 5pm-8pm

Offering a food bank for non-perishable foods and sometimes other food donations.

Food (free), Food

Shree Jalaram Mandir

2 Wadsworth Road, Perivale

UB6 7JD

Phone: 020 8578 8088

Tuesday: 6:30pm-7pm (Lincoln's Inn Fields)
Wednesday: 7:30pm-8pm (Temple station)
Friday: 6pm-6:30pm (Strand, nr Charing X)

Wonderful vegetarian curries!

Food (free)

Simon Community

129 Malden Road, Kentish Town

NW5 4HS

Phone: 074 230 6000

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:15am-7:30am (tea run: 7.15 Arundel St, Temple; 7.30 Agar St, Strand)
Thursday: 8:30pm-1:30am (soup run: Duke's Rd/Euston; Temple; under W'loo Br, behind NT)
Sunday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (street cafe: St Giles, nr Centrepoint)
Winter shelter:
01 January to 31 March
Monday-Sunday: 7pm-8am
01 January to 31 March
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30pm-11:30pm (street work)

Outreach support out on the streets, taking food and support to their homeless guests in central London. Mobile outreach to Covent Garden and the Strand on Tues, Weds and Thursday evenings and they can be found at the Edith Cavell statue outside St Martin in the fields at 9.30pm. Hot drinks, food, sleeping bags, toiletries and clothes available on request.

Food (free), Clothing store, Outreach workers

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

St Andrew's Church

Star Centre, Greyhound Road

W14 9SA

Phone: 0207 385 5023

Saturday: 8am-11:30am 15 mins walk from Barons Court Tube

Hot takeaway meal with snacks, fruit and drinks and we offer a shower (with towels and toiletries provided) for around 12 people one-by-one throughout the morning.

Clothing store, Food (free), Bathroom/showers

St Ignatius Church

27 High Rd, Stamford Hill

N15 6ND

Monday-Friday: 1pm-2pm Hot meal eaten outside.

Directions: next to church through car park.

Food, Food (free)

St James Conference of Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP)

St James Catholic Church, George St

W1U 3QY

Tuesday & Friday: 7:45pm-8:15pm (Lincoln’s Inn Fields)

Tea, coffee, sandwiches and cakes.

Food (free)

St John on Bethnal Green

200 Cambridge Heath Rd, Bethnal Green

E2 9PA

Tuesday: 6pm-7pm ‘Tuesday Night Bites’ a hot meal provided.

Meals for people in need

Food (free)

St John the Evangelist

39 Duncan Terrace, Islington

N1 8AL

Phone: 020 7226 3277

Tuesday-Saturday: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Food (free)

St John the Evangelist Church

Brownswood Park, Queen’s Drive

N4 2LW

Phone: 020 8809 6111

Tuesday & Sunday: 8am-12am - Food Bank
Sunday: 8am-12am - Hot Lunch
Tuesday: 6:30pm-6:30pm - Soup Kitchen

Clothing store, Food, Food (free)

St John The Evangelist Church (Duncan Terrace)

39 Duncan Terrace

N1 8AL

Phone: 020 7226 3277

Sunday: 3pm-4pm - Free food (sandwiches and tea) for homeless people

Free food (sandwiches and tea). Clothing available sometimes.

Food (free), Food, Clothing store

St John Vianney Catholic Church

4 Vincent Road

N15 3QH

Phone: 020 8888 5518

Saturday: 5:30pm-6pm (Temple)

Sandwiches, cakes, soup, tea and coffee. Clothing, mainly for men.

Clothing store, Food (free)

St Laurence's Larder

Christchurch with St Laurence Brondesbury, Corner of Christchurch Avenue and Willesden Lane

NW6 7YN

Phone: 07958 303737

A warm welcome and fresh three-course meal for those who struggle to make ends met in their community and beyond. An emergency clothes bank is available. Contact Stephen Chamberlain on 07958 303737.

Food (free), Clothing store

St Laurence’s Larder

Christ Church, 169 Willesden Lane, Brondesbury Park

NW6 7BG

Tuesday & Thursday: 10am-1:30pm for soup, pasta or sandwiches & pudding

Food (free), Food

St Stephens Church (Streetlytes)

1 Coverdale Road

W12 8JJ

Monday: 5pm-6pm dinner served at 6pm

Our drop in offers a free hot meal, friendship and donated items. They are open access to anyone who is homeless or vulnerably housed, or who can't afford the pay for both food and housing costs.

Food (free), Food

Street Souls - Emmaus Greenwich

Coombe House, 226 Elmley Street, Plumstead

SE18 7NN

Phone: 07354 460480

Thursday: 6pm-8pm at Woolwich Common Community Centre, SE18 4DW

Each Thursday Street Souls offers support to anyone in need. We offer food, clothing and other items, weekly activities, a listening ear and signposting to local organisations.

Clothing store, Food (free), Advocacy, Outreach worker links

Streetlytes

Dalgarno Community Center, 1 Webb Close, London

W10 5QB

Phone: 020 7603 7956

Monday: 6pm-9pm (drop-in, St Stephen’s Church, 1 Coverdale Rd, W12 8JJ)

Free hot meal, friendship and donated items. Open-ccess to anyone who is homeless or vulnerably housed, or who can't afford to pay for both food and housing.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Bedding, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Food (free), Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

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)

Teen Challenge London

Wilkerson House, Uphall Road, Ilford

IG1 2JJ

Phone: 020 8553 3338

Monday: 9pm-11pm (Whitechapel Stn)
Tuesday: 9pm-11:30pm (Mare St, Hackney Central Stn)
Wednesday: 9am-11:30pm (Windrush Sq, opp Ritzy Cinema, Brixton)
Thursday: 9pm-10:30pm (Ealing Broadway Stn)
Friday: 9pm-11:30pm (St Johns Church, Waterloo)
Saturday: 9pm-11:30pm (Central Baptist Church, Stratford)

Hot food and drinks. Teen Challenge is a faith-based residential rehabilitation centre with meals as part of their outreach.

Food (free), Outreach workers