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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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240 Project

116 Bramley Road

W10 6SU

Phone: 0207 221 7530

Friendly charity helping people mainly who have a history of homelessness, are vulnerable and mostly need support. Acupuncture, art, cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, computing, cooking, drama, felt workshop, group therapy, leather work, mosaics, music, poetry, qi gong, yoga etc. Ring for details or check the timetable (www.240project.org.uk/timetable/). Not step-free.

Art classes, Clothing store, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Leisure facilities, Music/drama

A Mile in Her Shoes

152-160 City Road

EC1V 2NX

Monday: 5:30pm-6:30pm (Recovery College, 33 Rushworth St)
Wednesday: 4pm-5pm (Employment Academy, 29 Peckham Rd)
Friday: 4:30pm-5:15pm (Crisis reception, 66 Commercial Street)

Women-only running fitness classes suitable for all abilities, beginners welcome! If you need suitable clothing or shoes (quality, clean & second-hand), please contact run@amileinhershoes.org.uk or 07518 221 613 in advance with your sizes. Led by qualified, insured female volunteers.

Medical/health, Leisure facilities

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

Akwaaba

Princess May Primary School, Barrett's Grove Entrance (off Stoke Newington Road)

N16 8AJ

Phone: 07516 675995 (Sunday pm)

Sunday: 2pm-6pm

Social drop-in service for refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants. Hot meal, games, books, ESOL conversation classes and other activities.

Education/training, Food, Leisure facilities

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

ASLAN (All Souls Local Action Network)

c/o All Souls Clubhouse, 141 Cleveland Street

W1T 6QG

Phone: 020 7580 3522

Saturday: 5:30am-7:45am (tea run: 5.45-6.15 Tavistock St; 6.15-6.45 Savoy Pl; 7-7.45 King William IV St; All Souls Ch 6.30-8.30)
Saturday: 9am-12pm (day centre at Webber St. Breakfast, bible group, ESOL, photography & art. Showers & clothes for ticket holders. Tickets from Webber St on Mondays)
Saturday: 6:30pm-8:30pm (Entertainment - invites via tea run or welcome desk at All Souls.

Organisation that participates in the Westminster Churches Winter Shelter (referral only). Films, coach trips, clothes store and bible group Saturdays at 6.30pm. Invites via the tea run or welcome desk at All Souls Langham Pl. If you need step-free access, a volunteer will let you in via Cleveland St entrance. Email: info@allsouls.org

Art classes, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Leisure facilities

Baron's Court Project

69 Talgarth Road

W14 9DD

Phone: 020 7603 5232

Monday-Wednesday: 2pm-5pm (drop-in, showers/laundry and café)
Friday: 12pm-2pm (women's group)
Friday: 2:30pm-5:30pm (Green Palm Club for isolated black and minority ethnic people)
Thursday: 2pm-5pm (life skills)
Tuesday & Thursday: 11am-1:30pm (advocacy)

Friendly drop-in where people who are vulnerable through homelessness or mental health problems can socialise, find support and access services. One-to-one advice (Tue & Thu).

Advocacy, Internet access, Leisure facilities

Bench Outreach

14 New King Street, Deptford

SE8 3HS

Phone: 020 8694 7740

Thursday: 1pm-4pm (SHE)

SHE (Support, Help, Empowerment) is a weekly drop-in session offering advice to homeless and vulnerable women in a safe, female-only space.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Food (free), Leisure facilities, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support

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

Cardboard Citizens

77a Greenfield Road

E1 6QR

Phone: 020 7377 8948

Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm

"theatre at its funniest, blackest, most daring and challenging best" - British Theatre Guide. Workshops at Crisis Skylight and hostels around London. Theatre, dance and music workshops. Individual support for workshop participants.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Careers advice, Counselling, Education/training, Music/drama, Leisure facilities

Community of Sant'Egidio

Phone: 0753 1597364

Saturday: 4pm-4:30pm (hot drinks & sandwiches at the Carmelite Priory, Pitt Street W8 4JH)
Saturday: 4pm-6pm (last Sat of the month – 3-course meal in the Carmelite Priory, details: https://www.santegidio.org.uk/our-cup-of-tea)

The Community of Sant'Egidio is a lay movement wanting to spread the Gospel by building bridges between people. They welcome anyone struggling in London to come for food, hot drinks and good company.

Food, Leisure facilities

Core Arts

1 St Barnabas Terrace

E9 6DJ

Phone: 020 8533 3500

Promotes the artistic and creative abilities of people who experience severe and enduring mental health problems. Not free, but accept Direct Payments or Personal Budgets.

Music/drama, Leisure facilities

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

Faith in Action (Homelessness Project Merton)

Salvation Army Citadel, 109 Kingston Road, South Wimbledon

SW19 3JR

Phone: 07843 280 419

Wednesday & Friday: 10am-3pm

Drop-in for rough sleepers, and for people who are vulnerably housed, socially excluded, vulnerable or isolated, and for those with addiction issues. Benefits advice most Wednesdays. Advocacy, alcohol and drug advice. A listening ear, breakfast, lunch, teas and coffees.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Counselling, Drugs workers, Food, Laundry, Outreach worker links, Leisure facilities

Finsbury Park Mosque

7-11 St Thoms's Road

N4 2QH

Phone: 020 7424 5252

Thursday: 6pm-8pm (soup run - 7pm–9pm in summer)

Community centre that works with everyone to promote dialogue and understanding in our multicultural society.

Counselling, Education/training, Legal advice, Leisure facilities

Hare Krishna Food for All

102 Caledonian Road

N1 9DN

Phone: 07946 420 827

Monday-Saturday: 12pm-3pm (12.00: Islip St, Kentish Tn; 13.00: Arlington Rd/Inverness St, Camden; 14.25: (York Way, King's Cross)
Monday-Friday: 12:15pm-2:30pm (LSE and SOAS)
Monday-Thursday: 7:30pm-8:30pm (Lincoln’s Inn Fields)

Delicious food made with pure vegetarian ingredients.

Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Leisure facilities

Haringey Recovery Service

590 Seven Sisters Road

N15 6HR

Phone: 020 8801 3999

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm

Works with individuals in recovery from drug & alcohol misuse. Holistic approach, with continued support, equipping people with the skill for self-development.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Internet access, Leisure facilities, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-offenders, Step-free

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

Islington Centre for Refugees & Asylum Seekers

Cross Street Baptist Church, 16?18 Cross St

N1 2BG

Phone: 020 7354 9946

Monday: 10am-2:30pm
Tuesday: 10am-1pm
Wednesday: 10am-3:30pm

Practical help, education & art classes.

Advocacy, Clothing store, Education/training, Food, Internet access, Leisure facilities

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

King's Cross Baptist Church

Vernon Square, King's Cross Road

WC1X 9EW

Phone: 020 7837 7182

Tuesday: 11am-1pm

Friendly local church at the heart of its community.

Food (free), Leisure facilities

Lifeline Basis Substance Misuse Service

Royal Arsenal Medical Centre, 21 Arsenal Way, Woolwich

SE16 6TE

Phone: 020 3696 2640

Monday-Friday: 9am-4:30pm (later by appointment)

A unique, free and confidential substance misuse service in Greenwich. They work with those using cannabis; cocaine and party drugs; new psychoactive substances (NPS, formerly 'legal highs') and party drugs; steroids; alcohol (non-dependent); and 'chemsex'. Good inks to local social enterprises which offer training, volunteering and employment.

Alcohol workers, Art classes, Drugs workers, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Step-free, Leisure facilities, Education/training

Marylebone Centre (Church Army)

1-5 Cosway St

NW1 5NR

Phone: 020 7262 3818

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-1:30pm (rough sleepers' drop-in)
Monday: 10:30am-11:30am (drama)
Monday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (M’lebone Proj newsletter)
Tuesday: 10am-12pm (open access; clothing for rough sleepers only)
Tuesday & Friday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (healthy eating; kitchen skills)
Wednesday: 8am-9am (running club)
Wednesday: 9am-12pm (Women into Work 1:1; advice)
Wednesday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (Women into Work group)
Thursday: 9am-3pm (life coaching 1:1)
Thursday & Friday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (Westminster Adul Education Service – IT, reading, writing)
Friday: 10am-12pm (ESOL for beginners)

Female-only project. Two hostels with 112 single beds and a day centre with a rough sleepers' drop-in. Activities programme for residents and day centre users. Lift for people with mobility problems to access the day centre.

Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Music/drama, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Step-free, Leisure facilities

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