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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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722 Young People Service

722 Leytonstone High Road, Leytonstone

E11 3AJ

Phone: 020 3404 1098

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

For people aged 10-18 in Waltham Forest with drug- and alcohol-related issues. Evening appointments by request.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Drugs workers, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links

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

Addiction, Recovery, Community, Hillingdon Service (Arch)

Old Bank House, 64 High Street, Uxbridge

UB8 1JP

Phone: 01895 207777

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am-5:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 9am-7pm

Free and confidential service for young people and adults who live or are registered with a GP in Hillingdon and want to deal with their alcohol or drug difficulties, and associated emotional or mental health issues. Assessment and tailored recovery plans, detox, specialist treatment, advice and info, one-to-one and group therapy, peer support, men's and women's groups, evening and weekend social drop-in and activities etc. Self refer by phone or ask your key worker to help you.

Needle exchange, Accommodation/housing advice, Careers advice, Leisure facilities, Counselling

Albert Kennedy Trust (London)

Unit 203, Hatton Square Business Centre, 16/16a Baldwins Gardens

EC1N 7RJ

Phone: 020 7831 6562

Monday-Friday: 10am-4:30pm

Supports LGBT 16-25-year-olds who are homeless or living in a hostile or violent environment because they have come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans to their parents or care giver.

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

Alone in London (Depaul)

Endeavour Centre, Sherborne House, 34 Decima Street

SE1 4QQ

Phone: 020 7278 4224

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Supports young people, 16-25-years-old, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to develop the skills and resources they need to secure sustainable and safe accommodation and to fulfil their potential. Free housing advice, family mediation and counselling services for people aged 11 to 25 - you can refer yourself or get your key worker to do it. Call 0207 939 1220 in office hours.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Careers advice, Counselling, Education/training

Assisted Homes CIC

453 High Road, Wood Green

N22 8JD

Phone: 0208 889 1119

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Assisted Homes recognizes that people suffering from homelessness often need more than just a roof over their heads. The floating support provides a platform for the service users to make the transition to independent living as smoothly as possible.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Tenancy support, Step-free

CAYSH

Croydon Turnaround Centre, 2 Whitgift Street, Croydon

CR0 1FL

Phone: 0208 683 0227

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm (under 21s)
Monday-Friday: 9:30am-4:45pm (22+, Taberner House)

Advice service for people aged 14-25 (including housing advice) at the Turnaround Centre - no appointment necessary. If you are 22 or older, visit Taberner House.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling

Centrepoint

Central House, 25 Camperdown Street

E1 8DZ

Phone: 0808 800 0661

A Freephone helpline available providing housing advice plus advice via email and live chat (website) for young people 25 and under across England. We are open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm Unfortunately, we don’t have direct access to accommodation. But we can explain to young people what their housing rights are, signpost them to services in their area that can support them and help them develop a plan of their next steps.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Counselling

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

Depaul

London

Phone: 0207 939 1220

Monday-Sunday: 9am-5pm

Safe emergency accommodation for homeless people (16-25) in the homes of approved volunteers. Check the website for the nearest scheme.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Mental health, Debt advice

Herts Young Homeless (HYH)

1st Floor, Gracemead House, Woods Avenue, Hatfield

AL10 8HX

Phone: 03333 202 384

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (appointments for advice)

Aims to prevent homelessness, and support young people, those in crisis and individuals at risk of becoming homeless, mainly people 16-24. Mediation, education and other specialist prevention services, advice, support etc. 18+ Hub for housing, money and benefits advice. Nightstop for emergency short-term accommodation. Advice line: 0844 833 0933.

Advocacy, Counselling, Education/training, Benefits advice, Accommodation/housing advice, Tenancy support

Iraqi Community Association

Unit 1 Cavell House, 233 Wood Lane

W12 0HL

Phone: 0207 023 2650

Monday-Friday: 10am-5:30pm (Thursday phone only)

Advice & info for Iraqi & Arab communities. Support & guidance for young people. Day centre for older people. Cultural & social activities.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Medical/health, Legal advice, Leisure facilities

JCT

83 Margaret street (Marylebone Passage)

W1W 8TB

Phone: 02076 370 600

Monday-Friday: 8am-1pm Services: Showers (Booked in advance) also emergency showers. Takeaway Food:

JCT - Joining Communities Together JCT is a registered charity running services for people experiencing and facing homelessness in London and the Midlands. Our vision is to join communities together by bridging the gap between the crisis someone finds themselves in and the journey towards a place to call home. Casework support around housing, benefits, immigration, Health & Wellbeing Ladies group, sit in breakfast, (To be booked in advance).

Food, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Accommodation/housing advice, Medical/health, Mental health, Food (free), Legal advice, Tenancy support

New Horizon Youth Centre

68 Chalton Street

NW1 1JR

Phone: 020 7388 5560

Monday: 2pm-3:30pm (alcohol support)
Monday-Sunday: 10:30am-3:30pm (showers, laundry, breakfast & lunch;10.30am-1pm advice)
Day centre
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:30am-3:30pm

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. Our day centre is currently open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10:30am and 3.30pm.

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

Sangam Association of Asian Women

210 Burnt Oak Broadway

HA8 0AP

Phone: 020 8952 7062

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm

Relieves poverty, hardship, and distress of the socially and economically disadvantaged without discrimination. Counselling for women, youth and underprivileged people. Cultural classes.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training

St Christopher's Fellowship (for children)

1 Putney High Street

SW15 1SZ

Phone: 0208 780 7800

The UK's only refuge for runaway children and is also a housing association for abused, neglected and disadvantaged children.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Education/training, Internet access, Legal advice

Stonewall Housing

8 Coppergate House, 10 White’s Row

E1 7NF

Phone: 020 7359 5767 (advice)

Monday-Friday: 10am-1pm (advice line 020 7359 5767)

Specialist LGBT housing advice and support for people in their own homes or supported housing for young people. Free, confidential housing advice for LGBT people of all ages. Since Covid-19 advice line Mon-Fri 10am-1pm: Option 1 advice. Option 2 advocacy. Option 3 supported housing.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Legal advice

Working Chance

Claremont Building, 24-27 White Lion Street

N1 9PD

Phone: 0207 2781532

Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm

Supports women with criminal convictions and those leaving the care system into sustainable, quality employment. They place candidates into a huge variety of jobs in hospitality, finance and media, as well as the public and third sectors. They also provide support around CV writing, interview practice and disclosing convictions to potential employers.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Tenancy support