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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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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

Ace of Clubs

St Alphonsus Rd, Clapham

SW4 7AS

Phone: 020 7720 2811

Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm

Open-access day centre for homeless, vulnerable & isolated people in Clapham. Lunch, tea, coffee, showers, accredited education, bike club etc. Accredited education courses.

Accommodation/housing advice, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Education/training, Food, Medical/health, Outreach worker links

Acton Homeless Concern

Emmaus House, 1 Berrymead Gardens

W3 8AA

Phone: 020 8992 5768

Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm (refreshments, Damien Centre, 3-5 Church Rd, Acton)
Monday-Friday: 2pm-6pm (refreshments, Damien Centre, 3-5 Church Rd, Acton)
Thursday: 2:30pm-6pm (refreshments, Damien Centre, 3-5 Church Rd, Acton)

Call for the times of their wide range of services.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Barber, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Dentist, Drugs workers, Food, Foot care, Medical/health

Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women's Centre

Bays 4 and 5, Trellick Tower, Golborne Road

W10 5PL

Phone: 020 8969 2292


Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Friday: 10am-12pm (drop-in)
Sunday: 12pm-4pm 1st Sunday of month - drop-in for isolated Arabic-speaking men aged 55+)

Advice and assistance for Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families on benefits, housing, homelessness, domestic violence, health and mental health. For mental health support in Arabic, please book in advance. Outreach support to the elderly. ESOL classes with free creche for women returners. Some projects are borough-restricted, so contact them for more information.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Medical/health

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

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

North London Action for the Homeless

St Paul's Church Hall, Stoke Newington Rd

N16 7UE

Phone: 07745227135

Monday: 12pm-1:30pm
Wednesday: 7pm-8:30pm

Free three-course vegetarian meal, and tea or coffee. Take-away food and clothing upon request. Visits from Health Access Worker. East European outreach workers.

Clothing store, Food (free), Medical/health, Outreach worker links

Positive East

159 Mile End Road, Stepney

E1 4AQ

Phone: 020 7791 2855

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm
Saturday: 11am-3pm (HIV testing only)

Community-based HIV charity provides practical and emotional support and advice for people living with or affected by HIV in E London. Free and confidential HIV tests across London. Their counselling and psychotherapy service provides free and confidential one-to-one support. Registered clients can get lunch (main and dessert) for £3.

Mental health, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Food, Internet access, Medical/health, Outreach workers, Sexual health

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

Spires Centre

8 Tooting Bec Gardens

SW16 1RB

Phone: 020 8696 0943

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9am-10:30am (rough sleepers)
Tuesday: 10:30am-2pm (drop-in)
Wednesday: 10am-12pm (rough sleepers only)
Thursday: 9am-1pm (rough sleepers only)
Monday & Friday: 10:30am-1:30pm (women's space)

Drop-in, food, showers, clothing, resettlement advice, drug & alcohol support, health advice, medical and optician services and much more! Please contact Spires for adult education info and times.

Accommodation/housing advice, Medical/health, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers

Streets2Homes

2a Wych Elm, Harlow, Essex

CM20 1QP

Phone: 01279 430011

Monday-Friday: 8:45am-2pm (day centre - breakfast from 8.45)
Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (appointments)

Social contact and access to housing and employment advice, health services, food & clothing, and general guidance. Links with a wide range of agencies and organisations to access appropriate help. The day centre provides shower facilities, clean clothes, food etc. as well as advice, support and practical help. Ring or email streets2homes@streets2homes.co.uk for more info.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Clothing store, Food, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Bathroom/showers

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 Connection at St Martin in the Fields

12 Adelaide Street

WC2N 4HW

Phone: 020 7766 5544

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-1pm
Wednesday: 9am-12:30pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm (invite only)

Day and night centre, outreach for rough sleepers, skills training and career advice, activity programmes and specialist support for complex needs. For people aged 16+. Visit website to see their wide range of services.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Foot care, Internet access, Medical/health, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Step-free

The Manna Centre

12 Melior Street

SE1 3QP

Phone: 020 7357 9363

Tuesday: 10am-1pm (chiropodist 1st & 3rd wks)
Tuesday: 9:30am-12pm (mental health surgery)
Wednesday: 10am-1pm (osteopath)
Thursday: 9:30am-1pm (DWP surgery)
Sunday: 10:30am-11:30am (clothing store, 2nd, 3rd & last of month, Oct–May)
Thursday: 9:30am-1pm (health advice for refugees)
Monday-Friday: 10:30am-1pm (access to computers)
Monday & Friday: 9:30am-1pm (nurse)
Monday & Wednesday: 10am-11am (clothing store, by ticket only)
Monday: 9am-1pm (nurse)

Open-access day centre open 7 days a week. Daily services include breakfast & lunch, showers and housing & welfare advice. All services are free.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Medical/health, Tenancy support, Step-free

The Passage

St Vincent's Centre, Carlisle Place

SW1P 1NL

Phone: 020 7592 1850

Monday-Friday: 8am-12pm (for rough sleepers)
Monday-Friday: 12pm-2pm (lunch)
Monday-Friday: 2pm-6pm (appointments)
Monday-Friday: 4:30pm-6pm (verified rough sleepers)
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-12pm

For people aged 25+.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Foot care, Internet access, Medical/health, Tenancy support

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

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

Whitechapel Mission

212 Whitechapel Road

E1 1BJ

Phone: 020 7247 8280

Monday-Sunday: 6am-11am (cooked breakfast 8–10am)
Saturday: 12pm-2:30pm (women only)

Welcoming centre open 365 days a year.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Food, Internet access, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support

WLM Seymour Place

134-136 Seymour Place

W1U 2QJ

Phone: 020 7569 5900

Monday-Friday: 8:45am-10am (rough sleepers' drop-in)
Monday-Friday: 10am-11:30am (drop-in - hostel residents join)
Monday-Thursday-Friday: 11:45am-12:45pm (advice - appointments only)
Monday & Thursday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (drop-in for those with tenancies)

Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Counselling, Food, Internet access, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support