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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

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

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

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

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

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

SanKTus Welfare Project

4 Lady Margaret Road, Kentish Town

NW5 2XT

Phone: 020 7485 9160

Sunday: 3pm-4:30pm (showers and clothes available)
Wednesday: 2pm-3:30pm (afternoon tea with sandwiches and refreshments)

Phone or email sanktus.welfare@gmail.com for details of Tai Chi, yoga and craft sessions, welfare advice etc.

Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Food (free), Art classes, Leisure facilities

Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers

The Copleston Centre, Copleston Road

SE15 4AN

Phone: 020 7732 0505

Tuesday: 12:30pm-5pm (drop-in - lunch, advice, creche, ESOL, gardening, wellbeing)
Wednesday: 11am-2:45pm (Baptist Ch, 121 Peckham Pk Rd, ​SE15 6SX)
Thursday: 1pm-5pm (​St Mary Newington, Kennington Pk Rd, SE11 4JH)

Drop-in centre for asylum seekers and refugees. Advice on housing, health, education, training and employment. Gardening club. Group therapy.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Medical/health, Leisure facilities

Thames Reach (Camden Spectrum)

Camden Spectrum, 6-8 Greenland Street

NW1 0ND

Phone: 020 7267 4937

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-7pm

Thames Reach is a London-based charity helping homeless and vulnerable people to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Its vision is to end street homelessness. Email CamdenSpectrum@thamesreach.org.uk

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Food (free), Internet access, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support, Leisure facilities

The Manna Project

St Stephen's, 17 Canonbury Road

N1 2DF

Phone: 020 7226 5369

Tuesday: 7pm-9pm
Friday: 9am-11am
Wednesday: 1pm-3pm

Drop-in offering food, showers, laundry (£1), pool, table tennis, singing, art, poetry and gardening, alongside targeted keywork.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Step-free, Leisure facilities

The Salvation Army (Number 10 Drop-In Centre)

10 Princes Street

W1B 2LH

Phone: 020 7629 5424 (option 4)

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 10:30am-12pm (advice & enquiries)
Tuesday: 2pm-4pm (art, board games & drop-in)
Wednesday: 1pm-4pm (advice & enquiries; employability)
Wednesday: 5:30pm-8pm (dinner - two sittings)
Thursday: 12pm-4pm (lunch, advice, enquiries)
Friday: 1pm-3pm (lunch, advice & enquiries)
Tuesday: 9am-9:45am (breakfast)

Please speak to a member of staff to arrange an appointment.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Leisure facilities

The Welcome Project

2 St Mary's Road, Ilford

IG1 1QX

Phone: 020 8514 3283

Tuesday & Thursday: 10am-3pm
Wednesday: 9am-1:30pm
Monday: 10am-3pm (appointments only)
Friday: 9am-3pm

Drop-in service for homeless people, particularly rough sleepers. Support work, nurse-led clinic, counselling, ESOL & other educational sessions that support independent living. Allotment, gardening, exercise and therapeutic massage also available. Referral through Streetlink only.

Education/training, Medical/health, Leisure facilities

Upper Holloway Baptist Church (Archway Drop-In Centre)

11 Tollington Way

N7 6RG

Phone: 020 7272 2104

Monday: 10am-12pm (sandwiches, soups, drinks)

Food (light snacks, tea, soup, sandwiches), a change of clothes and somewhere to spend time. Some counselling, advice and information available. Charge of ?1 for food.

Clothing store, Food, Leisure facilities

Webber Street (London City Mission)

6-8 Webber Street

SE1 8QA

Phone: 020 7928 1677

Monday-Thursday: 9am-12pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm

List for showers taken on Monday (1 shower per week per male guest). Short Bible talk each morning - prayer and other spiritual help offered. Closed first Wednesday of each month. Not step-free.

Mental health, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Food, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Leisure facilities