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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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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 info@carisislington.org. 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

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

Holy Trinity Brompton

Queen's Gate (St Augustin's)

SW7 5LP

Phone: 020 7590 8248

Wednesday & Friday: 9am-2pm

Safe, non-judgmental place where all are welcome. Food, advice, friendship and practical support in a non-threatening Christian environment. Hot breakfast, coffee bar and a range of activities. Counselling, debt and welfare advice, and alcohol and drug support through partner organisations, which include GlassDoor caseworkers, CrossLight Debt Advisors, and CGL Addiction Specialists.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

Positive East

159 Mile End Road, Stepney

E1 4AQ

Phone: 020 7791 2855

Monday-Friday: 10:30am-5pm

Pre-Covid-19 did HIV testing. Still offers Practical and emotional support and advice by HELPLINE (020 7791 2855) for people living with or affected by HIV in E London. Option 1 psychological help. Option 2 advice line on housing & benefits. Option 3 sexual health questions. Please see website for full list of services operating during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mental health, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Food, Internet access, Medical/health, Outreach workers, Sexual health

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

Refettorio Felix at St Cuthbert's Centre

The Philbeach Hall, 51 Philbeach Gardens, Earl’s Court

SW5 9EB

Phone: 020 7835 1389

Monday-Friday: 12pm-1pm Take-away lunch.
Monday-Friday: 11am-1pm Mental health advice on 07928 831372.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 12pm-2pm Housing advice

St. Cuthbert's Centre is a 30-year-old charity that was joined by Refettorio Felix in 2017 through a collaboration with Chef Massimo Bottura’s non-profit organisation Food for Soul, creating the current Refettorio Felix at St. Cuthbert’s Centre.

Food (free), Food, Bathroom/showers, Advocacy, Mental health, Outreach workers, Accommodation/housing advice

The Connection at St Martin in the Fields

12 Adelaide Street

WC2N 4HW

Phone: 020 7766 5544

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-1pm
Wednesday: 9am-12:30pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm (invite only)

Day and night centre, outreach for rough sleepers, skills training and career advice, activity programmes and specialist support for complex needs. For people aged 16+. Visit website to see their wide range of services.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Foot care, Internet access, Medical/health, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Step-free

Crossreach (Head Office)

Charis House, 47 Milton Road East, Edinburgh

EH15 2SR

Phone: 01316572000

Monday-Friday: 8:45am-4:45pm

Care and support for people with addictions or mental health problems.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Barber, Debt advice, Food (free), Food, Medical/health, Sexual health, Leisure facilities

Glasgow City Mission (Overnight Welcome Centre)

20 Crimea Street, Glasgow

G2 8PW

Phone: 0141 221 2630

Monday-Friday: 10am-3:30pm Breakfast and lunch

One-to-one advocacy help and advice for everyone. Call to arrange one-to-one support. During the Covid restrictions our services have been reduced. We are open for food between 10-4pm. Breakfast and lunch.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Careers advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Leisure facilities, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support, Step-free, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food, Medical/health, Advocacy

Lodging House Mission

35 East Campbell St, Glasgow

G1 5DT

Phone: 0141 552 0285

Monday-Friday: 8am-3pm (drop-in)
Tuesday: 1:30pm-2:15pm Church Service
Wednesday & Thursday: 11:30am-12pm Prayers
Thursday: 6pm-7pm Narcotics Anonymous
Friday: 9:30pm-12am Narcotics Anonymous
Sunday: 6:30pm-9:30pm Narcotics Anonymous
Tuesday: 7pm-8:30pm

Day centre with multiple activities and education services - call 0141 552 0285 for details. Free breakfast (8-10am) and lunch (12-1:30pm). Showers, foot clinic, haircuts, counselling, pool, table tennis, board games. IT suite (10am-12noon, 1:30-3pm). Free phone facilities 9:30-11:30am, 1:30-3pm).

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Foot care, Internet access, Luggage storage, Music/drama, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Ex-offenders

Rock Trust (Albany St)

55 Albany St, Edinburgh

EH1 3QY

Phone: 0131 557 4059

Monday-Friday: 8:45am-5pm (drop-in 9.00-12.00)
Monday: 4pm-7pm (cooking group)
Tuesday & Wednesday: 4pm-7pm (drop-in)

Advises, educates and supports young people. Enables them to build the personal skills and resources required to make a positive and healthy transition to adulthood, while avoiding or moving on from homelessness. Not SF.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Counselling, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Laundry, Tenancy support

The Wallich

The Wallich Centre, Cathedral Road, Cardiff

CF11 9JF

Phone: 02920 668464

Works with other agencies, the government and homeless people to deliver innovative solutions that are as diverse as the people they help. Over 50 projects throughout Wales, so please check their website for full details.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Foot care, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links

The Glebe Centre

Wednesbury Road, Walsall, Birmingham

WS1 3RU

Phone: 01922 625687

Monday-Friday: 10am-2pm Alcohol Drinking Lounge 10am-3pm.

The Glebe Centre is a multifunctional hub from where a variety of services are delivered that support vulnerable adults in Walsall.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Needle exchange, Sexual health

Changing Lives

Textile House, Dukesway, Team Valley, Gateshead

NE11 0LF

Phone: 0191 273 8891

Monday-Friday: 9am-3pm (phone to be referred to appropriate services)

Provides specialist support services for thousands of vulnerable people and families every month. Wide range of services across the UK. Many services, so call the main office to be referred.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Dentist, Drugs workers, Food (free), Food, Laundry, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Ex-offenders

Wirral Churches Ark Project

Mary Cole House, 6 Sandford Street, Birkenhead

CH41 1BN

Phone: 0151 649 0111

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am (accommodation and support)
Monday-Friday: 9am-12am (crisis training and events – term-time only)

Three-month stay, emergency accommodation service for single homeless people with multiple support needs. 22 male beds and 5 female. Referral required via Wirral ?Mainstay? (www.mainstayliverpool.org.uk).

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Debt advice, Education/training, Food, Internet access, Laundry, Music/drama

1625 Independent People

Kingsley Hall, 59 Old Market Street, Bristol

BS2 0ER

Phone: 0117 317 8800

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-5pm

Work with 16-25-year-olds in Bristol who are homeless or at risk of homelessness by providing housing, mediation, advice, training opportunities and developing skills for successful independent living.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

Julian House

Manvers Street, Bath

BA1 1JW

Phone: 01225311991

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-1pm (drop-in)
Saturday & Saturday: 2pm-4pm (drop-in)

Julian House operates over 20 different projects, accommodation sites and social enterprises in Bath, Bristol and Wiltshire. These include: homeless services, support for those suffering domestic violence, addiction recovery, support for individuals with learning difficulties, work experience and training. Contact them on 01225 354650 to find out more.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Food, Internet access, Laundry, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

Shekinah Mission

Bath Street, Plymouth

PL1 3LT

Phone: 01752 203480

Map Website: http://

Shekinah helps adults, young offenders and ex-offenders to tackle substance misuse and social exclusion. Accommodation for homeless people in Torbay; drop-in centre in Plymouth; plus education, training and employment programmes. Too many services to list, so phone!

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

St Petrock's

10 Cathedral Yard, Exeter

EX1 1HJ

Phone: 01392 422396

Monday-Friday: 9am-1pm (drop-in)
Wednesday & Friday: 10am-12pm (mental health practitioner)
Tuesday & Thursday: 2pm-4pm (probation, housing, jobs etc)
Monday: 2pm-4pm (women's group)
Monday & Thursday: 9am-12pm podiatrist Monday, nurse Thursday)
Tuesday: 11am-1pm (alternative healing)

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Medical/health, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders

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

Methodist Action North West Ltd

Howick House, Howick Park Avenue, Penwortham, Preston

PR1 0LS

Phone: 01772 751000

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (office)
Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (‘A Place to Live’ team - ring 01772 751245 for more info on accommodation)

Supports homeless and disadvantaged people across Lancashire by providing good quality affordable homes, and developing their skills, confidence and independence.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Laundry, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders

Streetlife

48 Buchanan St, Blackpool

FY1 3LQ

Phone: 01253 294477; 01253 291038 night

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1pm-3:30pm (drop-in)
Tuesday: 1pm-3pm (counselling)
Wednesday & Thursday: 3:30pm-6pm (life skills)
Friday: 9am-4pm (counselling)
Saturday: 2pm-5pm (cook & eat)
Monday-Sunday: 7pm-9am (night shelter, St John's Walk)

Day centre and night shelter which is open all year. Shelter and support for young people 16?25.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Sexual health, Tenancy support

York Arc Light

Union Terrace, York

YO31 7AS

Phone: 01904 630 500

Monday-Sunday: 8am-10:30pm (support services)
Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am

Accommodation and support to homeless men and women in York. Welcoming centre has 35 bedrooms, meeting and counselling spaces, education, health, fitness and community facilities.

Accommodation/housing advice, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Education/training, Food, Foot care, Internet access, Clothing store, Leisure facilities

CHESS

23?24 George St, Chelmsford, Essex

CM2 0JU

Phone: 01245 252410

Monday-Saturday: 7pm-9am
Sunday: 5pm-9am

CHESS seeks to relieve homeless and related hardships and distress among single adults in Chelmsford and Essex, through the provision of support services and temporary accommodation that helps them move on in their lives.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Food, Foot care, Tenancy support

Jimmy's Cambridge

1 East Road, Cambridge

CB1 1BD

Phone: 01223 576085

Monday-Friday: 10am-11am
Tuesday: 11am-4pm (work advice 11–12; football 12–2; arts & crafts 2–4)
Thursday: 10am-2pm (golf)

Jimmy's is where confidence/self-esteem are regained; relationships forged; new interests and activities fill lives; plans for a new future can be made. Where change is a possibility, but a reality.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Laundry, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Leisure facilities