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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.

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

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. Many online activities.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Careers advice, Counselling, Education/training, Music/drama, 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. Face to face classes are back, go to website for timetable.

Music/drama, 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

St Mungo's (was Broadway Day Centre)

13 Market Lane

W12 8EZ

Phone: 020 8735 5810

Monday: 10am-12pm (nurse & podiatry services)
Wednesday & Friday: 10:30am-12pm (rough sleeper service)
Wednesday: 10am-12pm (optician and once a month Hep C clinic)
Thursday: 10am-12pm (nurse)
Friday: 10am-12pm (acupuncture)

The service has changed. Health services are available on a drop-in basis, as is access to the local outreach team. The recovery college offers courses such as music, art, IT, chi gung, script writing and Hearing Voices. Please call 020 8735 5833 for information on the prospectus.

Mental health, Art classes, Clothing store, Education/training, Foot care, Medical/health, Music/drama, Outreach workers

Streetwise Opera

Phone: 020 7730 9551

Singing and acting workshops in homeless centres and arts centres in London, Nottingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Middlesbrough. No auditions, and sessions are free. Build confidence, meet people, learn new skills and have fun! Daily session on Zoom, see website. email: info@streetwiseopera.org

Music/drama

The Choir With No Name (London)

Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue

WC2H 8EP

Phone: 07772 230744

Monday: 7pm-9pm (doors open at 6.30pm, with dinner afterwards)

Choir for people who have experienced homelessness with upcoming gigs around London and further afield. No prior singing experience or talent required! Women particularly welcome. Turn up at rehearsal, or call 07464 928122/ email ryanburke@lookahead.org.uk if you'd like more info.

Food (free), Music/drama, Leisure facilities

Barony (Contact Point, Edinburgh)

101 High Riggs Road, Tollcross, Edinburgh

EH3 9RP

Phone: 0345 140 7777

Tuesday: 10:30am-4pm (drop-in)
Sunday: 11am-4pm (drop-in - read the Sunday papers!)
Wednesday: 10:30am-4:30pm (drop-in)
Monday & Thursday: 2pm-8pm drop-in
Monday: 2:30pm-4:30pm Art Group
Monday: 6:30pm-7:30pm Games Group
Tuesday: 11am-12:30pm Walking Group
Tuesday: 2pm-4pm Taster Sessions
Wednesday: 11am-2pm Swimming Group
Wednesday: 3pm-4pm Wellbeing Group / Guest Speakers
Thursday: 2:30pm-4:30pm Open Day
Thursday: 6:30pm-7:30pm Mixed Media Night

Mental health resource offering emotional, social and practical support to adults who are vulnerable and who feel isolated.The service promotes healthy lifestyle choices and meaningful activity. Open for drop-in Mon-Thu & Sun.

Mental health, Counselling, Leisure facilities, Music/drama, Art classes, Step-free

Crisis Skylight (Edinburgh)

Crichton House, 4 Crichton Close, Edinburgh

EH8 8DT

Phone: 0131 209 7700

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm

Helps single homeless people get set up for a more stable and secure future. Multiple activities, workshops and learning opportunities available. Crisis Skylight is NOT a drop in - please phone for appointment. Events do not take place at Skylight - we use multiple venues across the city. Please visit the website or phone for full timetable and venue information: https://crisis.org.uk/get-help/edinburgh//timetable

Accommodation/housing advice, Art classes, Education/training, Internet access, Music/drama, Leisure facilities

Givin' it Laldie

Gorbals Parish Church, 1 Errol Gardens, Glasgow

G5 0RA

Phone: 07749028424

Wednesday: 7:15pm-9pm (Gorbals Community Choir)
Wednesday: 1:30pm-3pm (Sing For Life choir)
Wednesday: 5:30pm-6:30pm (Strum For Life guitar group)

The Gorbals Community Choir is completely free, all music is taught by ear and you can choose where to sit - tunes, highs or lows! You don?t have to have been in a choir before and they won?t make you sing on your own ? it's all about making friends and having fun. Sing for Life is a choir suitable for older adults, individuals with health problems or anyone who would enjoy a gentle, uplifting singing session. Strum for Life is a community guitar class for all ages and levels. Guitars are provided (or you can bring your own).

Music/drama

Lodging House Mission

35 East Campbell St, Glasgow

G1 5DT

Phone: 0141 552 0285

Monday-Friday: 8am-3pm (drop-in)
Tuesday: 1:30pm-2:15pm Church Service
Wednesday & Thursday: 11:30am-12pm Prayers
Thursday: 6pm-7pm Narcotics Anonymous
Friday: 9:30pm-12am Narcotics Anonymous
Sunday: 6:30pm-9:30pm Narcotics Anonymous
Tuesday: 7pm-8:30pm

Day centre with multiple activities and education services - call 0141 552 0285 for details. Free breakfast (8-10am) and lunch (12-1:30pm). Showers, foot clinic, haircuts, counselling, pool, table tennis, board games. IT suite (10am-12noon, 1:30-3pm). Free phone facilities 9:30-11:30am, 1:30-3pm).

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Foot care, Internet access, Luggage storage, Music/drama, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Ex-offenders

Raised Voices (Jeffery Street)

Old St Pauls Church, 63 Jeffery Sreet, Edinburgh

EH1 1DH

Phone: 07968 546 034

Wednesday: 7pm-9pm

Creative writing and performance workshops for homeless people in Edinburgh. They produce plays, poetry, podcasts, spoken word and music based around the stories of the homeless people that use the service.

Art classes, Music/drama

The Choir with No Name (Birmingham)

Carrs Lane Church Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham

B4 7SX

Phone: 07794 100938

Thursday: 6:30pm-8:30pm (rehearsal and dinner)

Choir for people who have experienced homelessness, with upcoming gigs around Birmingham and further afield. Free dinner after rehearsal each week. No prior singing experience or talent required! Women particularly welcome.

Food (free), Music/drama, Leisure facilities

St Petrock's

10 Cathedral Yard, Exeter

EX1 1HJ

Phone: 01392 422396

Monday-Friday: 9am-1pm (drop-in)
Wednesday & Friday: 10am-12pm (mental health practitioner)
Tuesday & Thursday: 2pm-4pm (probation, housing, jobs etc)
Monday: 2pm-4pm (women's group)
Monday & Thursday: 9am-12pm podiatrist Monday, nurse Thursday)
Tuesday: 11am-1pm (alternative healing)

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Medical/health, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders

Crisis Sklylight Merseyside

96 Kent Street, Liverpool

L1 5BD

Phone: 0151 218 7000

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30am-6pm (reception open)
Tuesday: 8:30am-8pm (reception hours)

Huge range of courses and activities at Skylight and around Liverpool - call in or check the website for details. Help and support in housing, education and training, and health and wellbeing.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Leisure facilities, Music/drama, Outreach workers

The Mustard Tree

110 Oldham Road, Ancoats, Manchester

M4 6AG

Phone: 0161 228 7331

Monday-Wednesday: 10am-4pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am-4pm

Support for homeless and marginalised people across Greater Manchester. They work with those who are facing barriers to employment, education, good health outcomes, secure housing, social integration and financial integration, by seeking to tackle the causes and consequences of poverty.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Education/training, Food (free), Music/drama, Tenancy support, Leisure facilities

Access Community Trust

28 Gordon Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk

NR32 1NL

Phone: 01502 527200

Monday & Thursday: 9am-8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-3pm
Tuesday: 9am-4pm (10am–2pm – Samaritans drop-in)
Wednesday: 9am-4pm (2pm–4pm – dual diagnosis team drop-in)
Friday: 9am-4pm

Provides support with housing, health, wellbeing and education and employment. Wide range of services.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Leisure facilities