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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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999 Club (Deptford Centre)

21 Deptford Broadway

SE8 4PA

Phone: 020 8694 5797

Winter shelter:
24 September to 31 March
Monday-Sunday: 6:30pm-8:30am
Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm (9–10.30am for rough sleepers only)
Tuesday: 9am-12pm (mental health professionals)
Wednesday: 9am-12pm (GP & signposting)
Thursday: 9am-12pm (nurse practitioner)

Warm and welcoming environment to anyone who is homeless. Learn new skills, find work and housing and reconnect to family and friends. Open-access sessions where people can access specialist advice on housing and benefits. Learning and activities programme and specialist healthcare services. Winter shelter referrals via agencies of the 999 Club Gateway Centre. 18+, dry, 25 spaces.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Education/training, Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Medical/health, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-offenders

Ashford Place Assessment Centre

60 Ashford Road, Cricklewood

NW2 6TU

Phone: 020 8208 8590

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-5pm
Friday: 10:30am-5pm
Shelter:
01 January to 31 December
Wednesday: 2pm-4pm (drop-in. A place cannot be guaranteed, but accepted clients will be put on a waiting list. Referrals taken only 9am-5pm)

Rough sleeping outreach, floating support, health and wellbeing, alcohol and drugs treatment and much more. You are welcome to visit to make an appointment. Night shelter for single people in Brent open 365 days a year (25 spaces): for referral, phone 020 8208 8595.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Internet access, Laundry, Medical/health, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Tenancy support, Leisure facilities

Bromley Winter Night Shelter

c/o Bromley Council Homelessness Service, Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley

BR1 3UH

Phone: 07806 602 347

21 November to 15 March
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-7am (closed during Crisis, 23-30 Dec.)

18+, mixed, beds for 12, dry, no-smoking, priority to local connection. Contact Bromley Council Homelessness Team or agency for local connection, or shelter (bromleyshelter@gmail.com) for other spaces. An additional shelter runs 30 December 2018 to 19 March 2019.

Accommodation/housing advice, Food

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

Catalyst Night Shelter (Hope 4 Havering)

Phone: 01708226972; 07488915305

Monday-Sunday: 6pm-8:15am

Year-round night shelter for 20 people, 18+. Self- and agency referrals, inc prison and probation services. No drugs, alcohol.

Food, Accommodation/housing advice

Commonside Community Development Trust

New Horizon Centre, South Lodge Avenue, Pollards Hill

CR4 1LT

Phone: 020 8764 9582 x 207

Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8:30am-6:30pm Assistance with link to Merton-based night provision
Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Thursday: 8:30am-6:30pm Assistance with link to Merton-based night provision
Thursday: 11am-1pm Drop-in café area for appointments for advice re eg mental health services, GPs, dentist, DWP/JCP etc
Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Saturday: 8:30am-6:30pm Also free Afro-Caribbean meal at late lunchtime.
Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Sunday: 8:30am-6:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am-1:30pm Additionally free veggie lunch and chat with local SDA

Commonside Trust runs the New Horizon Centre in Pollards Hill, London Borough of Merton; includes a lunch club for older people and support services for families, socially prescribed patients, volunteering, employability support.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Drugs workers, Food (free), Mental health, Clothing store, Debt advice, Tenancy support, Laundry

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

Croydon Churches Floating Shelter

Various churches

Phone: 07752 272481

Winter shelter (not during Crisis Christmas):
01 November to March
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8am (will close late March but date not finalised)

Local referrals from local agencies via Croydon Reach (020 7870 8855); Croydon SNAP Team (020 8760 5498); Crisis Skylight (020 3848 1700) providing showers and offers training for employment/help with benefits; Turnaround (020 8760 5530). Agencies should phone 8am-4pm to check vacancies. 14 bed spaces.

Accommodation/housing advice, Food, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers

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

Finchley Churches Winter Shelter

Phone: 020 8446 8400

Winter shelter:
October to March
Monday-Sunday: 8pm-8am

Referrals from Homeless Action Barnet, 36B Woodhouse Rd, N12 0RG; 020 8446 8400. 15 beds, 18+, mixed, dry.

Food (free), Accommodation/housing advice

Firm Foundation Winter Night Shelter (All People All Places)

30 December to 31 March
Monday-Sunday: 9pm-6:30am (initially men-only; after 1 January, mixed.)

18+, 20 spaces (15 men, 5 women in a separate building) Agency referrals only. Rough sleepers, NRPF and asylum seekers. Priority to those with connection to Harrow. fdp@firmfoundation.org.uk

Food (free), Accommodation/housing advice

Forest Churches Emergency Night Shelter

Phone: 07739 870411

01 November to 31 March
Monday-Sunday: 8pm-7:30am

18+; mixed; dry; 30 spaces. Separate area for women. 18+ with a Waltham Forest connection. Self referrals call 07739 870 411 before 3.00pm Mon-Fri or visit either St Mungo’s Hub or Waltham Forest Housing Services for referral. Ring Shelter Coordinator on 07739 870 411 before 3.00pm Monday-Friday.

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Food (free)

Glass Door Homeless Charity

155a Kings Road, Chelsea

SW3 5TX

Phone: 020 7351 4948

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9am-2pm (Chelsea Methodist Church)
Winter shelter
04 November to 05 April
Monday-Sunday: 8pm-7am (please come to the day centre or phone to see if there are vacancies)
Wednesday & Friday: 9am-2pm (St Augustine's Church)
Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm (Ace of Clubs)
Monday-Thursday: 9am-11am (Vineyard Community Centre)
Tuesday: 12:30pm-3pm (The Yard, Putney)

Glass Door runs London’s largest emergency winter night shelter, providing men and women a safe, warm place to sleepfrom November to April. Individuals affected by homelessness also access advice, food, showers and laundry facilities year-round from drop-in day centres that work in partnership with the charity.

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Tenancy support, Advocacy, Benefits advice

Glass Door Night Shelters Wandsworth

Phone: 020 7351 4948

05 November to 07 April
Monday-Sunday: 8pm-7am

30 spaces, 18+, separate areas for women. For self-referral, phone Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm to check vacancies. Waiting list registration by phone or via www.glassdoor.org.uk/.

Accommodation/housing advice, Food

GrowTH (Tower Hamlets)

302 The Highway, Shadwell

E1W 3DH

SHELTER RUNS FROM
01 October to 30 April
Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

GrowTH is a partnership of churches opening its doors to those homeless in Tower Hamlets. Our main project is an emergency night shelter which provides both immediate shelter for homeless men and women and assistance in securing more permanent longer-term accommodation. Referrals made by agencies in Tower Hamlets (http://thisisgrowth.org/referrals/) Crisis, Whitechapel Mission, Praxis, Providence Row, Health E1, Spitalfields Crypt Trust, Look Ahead Low support, 15 bed spaces, 28 nights max, men and women. (Details: http://thisisgrowth.org/referral-agencies/)

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy

Hackney Winter Night Shelter

Phone: 020 853 3808, 077361 60282

Winter shelter (dates TBC):
01 November to 30 March
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8am (6.30pm Sundays. Closed during Crisis)

Mixed; beds for 25 (screened area for women); dry. Last admission 8.30pm. Agency referrals only - phone to check details and leave message if voicemail. 15 bed spaces until 23 Dec 2017, 25 until 31 March 2018.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling, Food (free), Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

Hillingdon Winter Night Shelters

Phone: 01895 556633

21 January to 03 March
Monday-Sunday: 6pm-8am

18+, men only, beds for 5, agency or self referral, dry. Details to be confirmed.

Accommodation/housing advice, Food (free)

Hope 4 Barking Night Shelter

Phone: 07527 192161

01 January to 31 December
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8am

Year-round shelter for around 15 single people aged 18+ in the LB of Barking & Dagenham. Self- or agency referrals. Ring or email h4bdnighshelter@outlook.com

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

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

Merton Winter Night Shelter

YMCA LSW Wimbledon, 200 The Broadway

SW19 1RY

Phone: 020 8544 6697

26 November to 11 March
Monday-Sunday: 6:30pm-8:30am

Self- and agency referrals, most from Faith in Action Homeless Project. Online referral form: https://bit.ly/2OMyusa. Info: mertonnightshelter@gmail.com 18+, dry, mixed, 12 spaces.

Food (free), Food, Accommodation/housing advice

New Horizon Youth Centre

68 Chalton Street

NW1 1JR

Phone: 020 7388 5560

Monday: 2pm-4pm (alcohol support)
Monday-Sunday: 10:30am-4pm (showers, laundry, breakfast & lunch;10.30am-1pm advice)

For young (16-24) homeless people. Free lunch. Women-only groups. Mental health, life skills & advice, and employment/resettlement support. Sex worker project. Street outreach. Refugee worker. 7-day drop-in provision. First-time visitors should arrive outside the centre at 10.00am to make an appointment with the Advice team. Support with referrals into winter night shelters. Centre only closes 1-4 January.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

NEWway Project (Newham)

Bonny Downs Baptist Church, Darwell Close

E6 6BT

Phone: 07490983777

01 October to 30 April
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8:30am

Referral-only winter night shelter and year-round NEWday centre for homeless people in Newham, with extended Advocacy services and life-skills workshops. Office hours: Monday to Sunday, 9am-2:30pm.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Food (free), Laundry, Tenancy support, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Careers advice, Medical/health, Bathroom/showers, Internet access, Dentist, Counselling, Education/training, Outreach worker links

Quaker Homeless Action/Quaker Open Christmas

Admin: PO Box 7105, Poole, Dorset BH15 4DQ, Winter shelter: The American Church, 79A Tottenham Court Road,

W1T 4TD

Phone: 07833 123155

Winter Shelter:
23 December to 30 December
Monday: 3pm-9am
Tuesday-Monday: 9am-9am Open 24 hours. 3pm on 23 December until 10am on 30th December. There will be hot food and drinks, clothing, entertainment, mobile library, hairdressers, a food bank, showers, and all sorts of other services and resources available.
Monday: 11:30am-12:30pm (mobile library, 3rd week of month, Manna Centre)
Tuesday: 7pm-7:30pm (mobile library, alt. weeks at Lincoln’s Inn Fields)
Saturday: 10am-4pm (mobile library: The Passage, 10am–10.30am; The American Church, 11.15am–12pm; St Giles in the Fields, 2pm–4pm)

Quaker Homeless Action runs mobile libraries. The Christmas Shelter (24 beds, dry) provides breakfast and supper for up to 75. It closes at 10pm except for those who have been given a bed. Self referrals and referrals from Islington Outreach Forum agencies (inc. Islington DAAT, Whitaker Centre, Pilion Trust, New Horizon, Focus and Angel Drug Services) or others that can provide ongoing support. Phone to check vacancies.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Food (free), Foot care, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Leisure facilities

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)