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Issue 120 [May-June 2019] RECOVERY

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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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722 Young People Service

722 Leytonstone High Road, Leytonstone, ,

E11 3AJ

Phone: 0300 555 1158

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

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

Brent Recovery Day Programme

Willesden Centre for Health, Harlesden Road

NW10 3RY

Phone: 0300 303 4611 (free)

Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-5pm

The Programme provides recovery treatment for people (18+) with addiction problems in Brent to help them get back to a clean and sober life, free from addiction. It runs 6 days a week for 12 weeks, and the team includes substance misuse workers, doctors, nurses and psychologists, as well as volunteers and peer mentors. 24/7 Helpline: 0800 107 1754. Get your support worker to complete the referral form (info.brent@wdp.org.uk). Women-only groups available.

Needle exchange, Drugs workers, Alcohol workers, Sexual health, Counselling, Careers advice, Education/training

Camden Health Improvement Practice (Hampstead Road)

108 Hampstead Road, , ,

NW1 2LS

Phone: 020 3182 4200

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:30am-12:30pm (doctor, nurse)
Tuesday-Thursday: 2pm-4:30pm (doctor, nurse)
Friday: 1:30pm-4pm (doctor, nurse)
Tuesday: 10:30am-12:30pm

For people sleeping out or in hostels within the borough. General health care; chronic disease management; hepatitis and HIV screening; vaccination; free condoms; referral (counselling, alcohol worker, mental health services, drug worker); information on dentistry and podiatry services; alcohol and drug advice and treatment; cervical screening; blood tests; benefits and housing advice; assistance to homeless patients in UCH; on call services at nights and weekends.

Mental health, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Dentist, Foot care, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links

CGL - Camden Community Drugs Service (Camden Town)

184 Royal College Street, Camden Town, ,

NW1 9NN

Phone: 020 7485 2722

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Monday & Thursday: 9:30am-8pm

Flexible, confidential treatment and support for adults in Camden with substance use issues. Drop in, phone or email camden.cdts@cri.cjsm.net for an appointment.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Legal advice

CGL - New Direction

410 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, ,

SE13 6LJ

Phone: 020 8314 5566

Tuesday: 1:30pm-5pm (open access)
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm (open access)

Integrated treatment for adults who have a problem with drug and alcohol use. Nurses, keyworkers, doctors and counsellors, plus a peer mentor programme. Gender-specific services. Complementary health services. NA, CA and SMART groups. For assessment, attend an open-access session. Accept referrals by phone or email on ND.Referrals@cgl.org.uk

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach workers

Hackney Recovery Service

110 Mare Street

E8 3SG

Phone: 0300 303 2611

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm (assessment sessions at 110 Mare Street)

Service for people with problems with drugs. Drop-in, prescribing, community detox, BBV clinics, group work, key working. Self-refer of get your key worker to help you. Out-of-hours, please phone 0808 168 8669.

Education/training, Careers advice, Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Needle exchange

Health E1

9-11 Brick Lane, Aldgate East, ,

E1 6PU

Phone: 020 7247 0090

Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm (drop-in)
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 2pm-3:30pm (drop-in mental health clinic)
Monday-Friday: 2pm-3:30pm (substance misuse drop-in)

Medical centre for homeless and vulnerably-housed people. Also registers people in hostels or B&Bs in Tower Hamlets and those who have been placed in temporary accommodation elsewhere in London by LB Tower Hamlets. Wide range of services - contact them for further information.

Mental health, Benefits advice, Drugs workers, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Sexual health

Lambeth Consortium

Lorraine Hewitt House, 12-14 Brighton Terrace, Brixton

SW9 8DG

Phone: 020 3228 1500

Community detox from drugs and alcohol, plus in-patient detox if appropriate for Lambeth people 18+.

Needle exchange, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Benefits advice, Tenancy support, Outreach worker links, Ex-offenders

New Beginnings' Clinical Prescribing Service

Willesden Centre for Health, Harlesden Road

NW10 3RY

Phone: 0300 303 4611 (free)

Interventions and treatment for people who are dependent on opiates, drugs, alcohol or other psychoactive substances. Substitute prescribing, harm minimisation info, key work, community and in-patient detox, practical help around housing, education and employment and more. Refer yourself, or get your key worker to help you. Phone for more information. 24/7 helpline: 0800 107 1754.

Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Counselling, Accommodation/housing advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Needle exchange

Providence Row

The Dellow Centre, 82 Wentworth Street, ,

E1 7SA

Phone: 020 7375 0020

Monday-Friday: 9am-3:30pm (needle exchange - closed 12.30–1.30pm)
Monday: 10am-11:30am (men's group)
Monday: 2pm-3pm (yoga)
Tuesday: 9:30am-12:30pm (homeopathy)
Tuesday: 11:30am-12:30pm (relaxation skills)
Tuesday: 2pm-3:30pm (women's group)
Wednesday: 11:30am-1pm (peer support, addictions)
Thursday: 11am-1pm (art & wellbeing)
Friday: 10am-11:30am (Breaking Free Online- computer assisted therapy)
Friday: 10am-11:30am (self-harming support group)
Monday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (mental health drop-in)

Helps people of all backgrounds to an independent and fulfilled life away from homelessness & exclusion. They address not only users' immediate needs, but also the underlying issues and causes of their homelessness and exclusion. Download the timetable for their learning and wellbeing programme (https://bit.ly/2FXNYor). Most of their facilities are step-free. Services in Romanian and Polish.

Mental health, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Needle exchange

Quaker Homeless Action/Quaker Open Christmas

Admin: PO Box 7105, Poole, Dorset BH15 4DQ, Winter shelter: The American Church, 79A Tottenham Court Road, W1T 4TD,

W1T 4TD

Phone: 07833 123155

Winter shelter:
23 December to 02 January
Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am (open 24 hours)
Monday: 11:30am-12:30pm (mobile library, 3rd week of month, Manna Centre)
Tuesday: 7pm-7:30pm (mobile library, alt. weeks at Lincoln’s Inn Fields)
Saturday: 10am-4pm (mobile library: The Passage, 10am–10.30am; The American Church, 11.15am–12pm; St Giles in the Fields, 2pm–4pm)

Quaker Homeless Action runs mobile libraries. The Christmas Shelter (24 beds, dry) provides breakfast and supper for up to 75. It closes at 10pm except for those who have been given a bed. Self referrals and referrals from Islington Outreach Forum agencies (inc. Islington DAAT, Whitaker Centre, Pilion Trust, New Horizon, Focus and Angel Drug Services) or others that can provide ongoing support. Phone to check vacancies.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Food (free), Foot care, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Leisure facilities

Reset

Beaumont House (ground floor), Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road

E1 4DG

Phone: 020 8121 5301

Monday, Thursday, Friday: 10am-4pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 1pm-4pm

Drug and alcohol treatment to Tower Hamlets residents 18+. Advice, info & help with cannabis, khat, cocaine, crack and alcohol use. Testing for Hep B & C and BBVs; harm reduction advice. Alcohol detox; residential rehab. Referral & support as required.

Counselling, Advocacy, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training

The Greenhouse

19 Tudor Road, , ,

E9 7SN

Phone: 020 8510 4490

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am-12:30pm (drop-in)
Thursday: 10am-1pm (drop-in for homeless E Europeans in Hackney)

Health services for men and women who are sleeping rough, have a drug or alcohol problem, poor mental health, or who are simply struggling to keep a roof over their head in Hackney. Medical services include registering with a doctor and TB screening. Specific advice for Eastern Europeans, including translation services. Step-free entrance, with a lift to access other floors.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Legal advice, Step-free

Turning Point South Westminster Drug and Alcohol Service

32a Wardour Street, Soho, ,

W1D 6QR

Phone: 020 7437 3523

Monday-Friday: 10am-5:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am-4:30pm

Help for people who are experiencing problems with drug use. Complimentary therapies.

Mental health, Counselling, Drugs workers, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links

Wandsworth Community Drug and Alcohol Service (WCDAS)

St John's Therapy Centre, 162 St John's Hill, Battersea,

SW11 1SW

Phone: 020 8812 4120

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-4:30pm
Wednesday: 1pm-7pm

A consortium between SLaM NHS Foundation Trust, Addaction and St Mungo's which provides specialist treatment for Wandsworth adults affected by drug and/or alcohol issues.

Mental health, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Education/training, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Step-free

WDP - Westminster Drug Project

470-474 Harrow Road, , ,

W9 3RU

Phone: 020 7266 6200

Monday-Friday: 1pm-5pm (open access)

Open access services, structured treatment programmes, outreach and aftercare. Advice about blood-borne viruses. Helpline: 020 7266 6300.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling, Drugs workers, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

Edinburgh Access Practice (Leith St)

17 Leith St, Edinburgh, ,

EH1 3AT

Phone: 0131 240 2810

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-5:45pm (closed 12.45-13.45)
Wednesday: 10am-5pm (closed 12.45-13.45, 4th week of month opens 13.45)

Housing and social care service for those who have found themselves on the streets. Specialist GP practice providing a wide range of primary healthcare for people who may be having trouble registering with a GP who are homeless or have additional support needs such as issues with drugs and/or alcohol. (Colocated with project partners, Housing and Social Work.)

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Dentist, Foot care, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links

Edinburgh Access Practice (Spittal St)

22-24 Spittal St, Edinburgh, ,

EH3 9DU

Phone: 0131 240 2810

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-5pm (closed 12.45-13.45)
Wednesday: 10am-5pm (closed 12.45-13.45, 4th week of month opens 13.45)
Wednesday: 1:45pm-5pm (mental health assessment and benefits drop-in)

Housing and social care service for those who have found themselves on the streets. Accommodation advice, benefits advice. Specialist GP practice providing a wide range of primary healthcare for people who may be having trouble registering with a GP who are homeless or have additional support needs such as issues with drugs and/or alcohol. (Colocated with project partners, Housing and Social Work.) Not wheelchair accessible.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Dentist, Foot care, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links

Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre

123 West Street, Glasgow

G5 8BA

Phone: 0141 420 6969

Tuesday: 6pm-10pm (steroid clinic)
Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (phone for information 0800 652 3757)

24-hour information service foradvice, information and support on substance misuse. Naxolone training, Methadone clinic and 24-hour needle exchange. Residential recovery unit. Phone to find out more.

Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Needle exchange

Spittal Street Centre

19b South Bridge Street, Bathgate, Edinburgh,

EH48 1TR

Phone: 01506 205 413

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am-4:30pm
Tuesday: 9am-4:30pm
Thursday: 9am-4:30pm (drop-in for women; wound clinic)
Friday: 1pm-3pm (drop-in dental clinic)
Tuesday: 9am-3:30pm (drop-in dental clinic)

Wide range of recovery and addiction services including a drop-in needle exchange (closed on Wednesday), dentist, sexual health and HIV advice, women's group, wound clinic and more. Drop in or call for more information.

Mental health, Alcohol workers, Dentist, Drugs workers, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Sexual health

The Sandyford Initiative

2-6 Sandyford Place, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow,

G3 7NB

Phone: 0141 211 8130

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:15pm (helpline - 0141 211 8130)
Friday: 8:30am-3:45pm
Saturday: 9am-11am

Specialist sexual health services: counselling for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Emergency contraception and rape/assault services. Testing and counselling for men who have sex with men and for women involved in prostitution. Contact them for times.

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling, Drugs workers, Foot care, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links

Turning Point Scotland (Drug Crisis Centre)

123 West Street, Glasgow, ,

G5 8BA

Phone: 0800 652 3757 (9am?5pm)

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am (drop-in, needle exchange, advice and assessment)

A safe, confidential 24/7 drop-in service which will support and encourage people to find ways of making their substance misuse less problematic and to achieve a better quality of life.

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Sexual health, Step-free

Turning Point Scotland (Homelessness Service)

112 Commerce Street, Tradeston, Glasgow,

G5 9NT

Phone: 0800 652 3757 (9am-5pm)

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am (needle exchange & temp accommodation)

A safe, confidential 24/7 drop-in service which will support and encourage people to find ways of making their substance misuse less problematic and to achieve a better quality of life. Open 365 days a year. Temporary accommodation available by self-referral. Max stay is around three weeks.

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Sexual health, Step-free

Turning Point Scotland (North East Recovery Hub Edinburgh)

5 Links Place, Leith, Edinburgh,

EH6 7EZ

Phone: 0800 652 3757 (9am-5pm)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10am-4pm (drop-in)
Tuesday: 10am-7pm (drop-in)
Friday: 10am-1pm (drop-in)
Monday: 9am-4:45pm (needle exchange)
Tuesday & Thursday: 9am-7:45pm (needle exchange)
Wednesday: 11am-4:45pm (needle exchange)
Friday: 9am-4:15pm (needle exchange)

Range of addiction and recovery services open to men and women aged 16 and over who are aware they have a substance misuse problem and would like to start their recovery journey. Phone or drop in for more services information, including Cooking, Art Classes, Gardening, etc. Other venues across Edinburgh available: call freephone number for information.

Alcohol workers, Art classes, Counselling, Drugs workers, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Sexual health, Step-free