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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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Casus Omissus - The Aberdeen Law Project

Ferryhill Community Centre, Albury Road, Aberdeen

AB11 6TN

Phone: 01224 272 434

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm
Thursday: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Initial advice, written advice, casework, representation and form-filling for residents of Scotland. Covers employment, housing, benefits etc.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Tenancy support, Legal advice

Crisis Skylight (Edinburgh)

Crichton House, 4 Crichton Close, Edinburgh

EH8 8DT

Phone: 0131 209 7700

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm

Helps single homeless people get set up for a more stable and secure future. Multiple activities, workshops and learning opportunities available. Crisis Skylight is NOT a drop in - please phone for appointment. Events do not take place at Skylight - we use multiple venues across the city. Please visit the website or phone for full timetable and venue information: https://crisis.org.uk/get-help/edinburgh//timetable

Accommodation/housing advice, Art classes, Education/training, Internet access, Music/drama, Leisure facilities

Crossreach (Rankeillor Initiative)

205 Cowgate, Edinburgh

EH1 1JH

Phone: 0131 225 4901


Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (phone only for referrals)

For those in the early stages of recovering from substance use, we can provide temporary accommodation in shared flats while you get back on your feet again.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Careers advice, Education/training

Crossreach Move On (Whiteinch)

0/5, 13 Victoria Park Drive South, Whiteinch, Glasgow

G14 9RN

Phone: 0141 959 5069

Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm (phone for referral only)
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-5pm

Temporary furnished accommodation and support to adults in recovery from substance misuse, who have achieved a period of stability through residential or community rehabilitation. Service is mainly for people living clean, but some methadone, etc, users who are stable will be considered.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Tenancy support, Step-free

Edinburgh Access Practice (Leith St)

17 Leith St, Edinburgh

EH1 3AT

Phone: 0131 240 2810

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-5pm (closed 12.45-13.45)
Wednesday: 10am-5pm (closed 12.45-13.45, 4th week of month opens 13.45)

Housing and social care service for those who have found themselves on the streets. Specialist GP practice providing a wide range of primary healthcare for people who may be having trouble registering with a GP who are homeless or have additional support needs such as issues with drugs and/or alcohol. (Colocated with project partners, Housing and Social Work.)

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Dentist, Foot care, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links

Edinburgh City Youth Cafe

11-15 Vennel, Edinburgh

EH1 2HU

Phone: 0131 229 1797

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6pm-10pm

Drop-in, information, advice and support for young people (14-25) on housing, homelessness, drugs, debt, education, training, health and emotional problems. Youth offenders project for 14-16-year-olds. Working remotely during Covid-19 so please check website.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Medical/health

Follow Up (Four Square, Edinburgh)

67 Logie Green Road, Edinburgh

EH7 4HF

Phone: 0131 557 7915

Housing support to individuals, couples and families to help them maintain their tenancies and avoid a housing crisis. Assistance, advice and encouragement to enable tenants to live independently.

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

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

Glasgow Homelessness Network

Unit 16a, Adelphi Centre, 12 Commercial Road, Glasgow

G5 0PQ

Phone: 0141 420 7272

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-4:30pm

Umbrella organisation for groups and individuals who want to end homelessness in Glasgow and ensure that outcomes for people affected by homelessness meet their needs, interests and aspirations. Not a direct service-provider. The Homeless Information Pages (http://www.ghn.org.uk/hip/) list many useful addresses.

Accommodation/housing advice

Glasgow Winter Night Shelter

35 East Campbell St, Glasgow

G1 5DT

Phone: 07555591466 (n); 01412212630 (d)

01 December to 31 March
Monday-Sunday: 10pm-8am

Open to anyone 18+ who is homeless and has nowhere else to sleep. Breakfast in the morning.

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

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

Move On (Glasgow)

4th Floor, 24 St Enoch Sq, Glasgow

G1 4DB

Phone: 0141 221 2272

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Enables homeless people to develop the skills and tools they need to reach their own long-term solutions. Majority of services for young people, but there are some services available for everyone - phone first to arrange appointment.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Education/training, Outreach workers

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

Rock Trust (West Lothian)

20 Grampian Court, Beveridge Square, Livingston

EH54 6QF

Phone: 01506 591 860

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (hotline)

Supported accommodation service by referral only. No drop-in service but call for information.

Accommodation/housing advice, Education/training, Step-free, Tenancy support

Shelter Scotland - Edinburgh Community Hub

Scotiabank House, 6 South Charlotte St, Edinburgh

EH2 4AW

Phone: 0808 800 4444

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Information, advice, advocacy and representation for people facing homelessness or bad housing. We have advice online at shelterscotland.org/getadvice, and a free helpline for urgent cases open 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday on 0808 800 4444. Our Hubs operate drop-ins too, please check shelterscotland.org/edinburgh for times.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support, Legal advice

Street Legal

22 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

EH8 8AF

Phone: 0131 344 0825

Free legal advice and support to young people (up to the age of 26) who are either experiencing, or at risk of homelessness in Edinburgh.

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

Streetwork Crisis Centre

22 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

EH8 8AF

Phone: 0131 557 6055

Monday-Friday: 7:15am-10pm (drop-in)
Saturday & Sunday: 8:15am-4pm (drop-in)

Helpline 24/7: 0808 178 2323. Open 365 days a year to support anyone in Edinburgh who does not have a safe place to sleep. Though their Holyrood Hub and helpline, they advise, refer and support people to access the services they need to resolve their situation.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Internet access, Laundry, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Step-free, Advocacy

Turning Point Scotland (Homelessness Service)

112 Commerce Street, Tradeston, Glasgow

G5 9NT

Phone: 0800 652 3757 (9am-5pm)

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am (needle exchange & temp accommodation)

24 hour service for homeless people in crisis because of mental health, drugs or alcohol. A 12-bed residential unit provides a safe environment to withdraw from a chaotic lifestyle. Average stay is 28–36 days.

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Step-free, Advocacy, Accommodation/housing advice, Foot care