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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

Alone in London (Depaul)

Unit 6, 48 Provost Street

N1 7SU

Phone: 020 7278 4224

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Supports young people, 16-25-years-old, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to develop the skills and resources they need to secure sustainable and safe accommodation and to fulfil their potential. Free housing advice, family mediation and counselling services for people aged 11 to 25 - you can refer yourself or get your key worker to do it. Call 0207 939 1220 in office hours.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Careers advice, Counselling, Education/training

Aziziye Mosque

117-119 Stoke Newington Road

N16 8BU

Phone: 020 7254 0046

Monday-Sunday: 11am-11pm

Drop-in for advice and support on housing, family, substance use etc. Turkish & Arabic, interpreters available for other languages.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Counselling

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

Bringing Unity Back Into the Community (BUBIC)

1st Fl, 9 Bruce Grove, Tottenham

N17 6RA

Phone: 020 8808 6550

Community organisation set up by ex-drug users who work with drug users, ex-drug users, their family and friends in Haringey. Support for any kind of drug use, with a focus on helping crack users become free of addiction. Community cafe and regular events. Self- or agency-referral. One-to-one and peer support. Youth project. Referrals where required. Call for details.

Outreach worker links, Drugs workers, Food, Advocacy

Brixton Advice Centre

167 Railton Road

SE24 OLU

Phone: 020 7733 7554

Monday-Thursday: 10am-3pm (call into reception)

Advice on benefits, housing, employment & debt (first-come, first-served). Online info on health services.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Education/training, Legal advice

Cardinal Hume Centre

3-7 Arneway St, Horseferry Rd

SW1P 2BG

Phone: 020 7222 1602 (reception)

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-3:30pm
Friday: 12:30pm-3:30pm

No walk-ins but appointments offered Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-3:30pm Enables people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness. Works with homeless young people, badly-housed families and others in need. Spanish (Wed) and Arabic (Friday) speakers by appointment. For the advice team, call: 020 7227 1673. For family services and learning services hours, call 020 7222 1602.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Internet access, Medical/health, Tenancy support

CARIS Islington Churches Cold Weather Shelter

The Annexe, St Mellitus Church, Tollington Park

N4 3AG

Phone: 07913 020738

Free night shelter, food, showers and a safe place to sleep. Phone after completing and emailing a 1-page registration form to iccws@hotmail.co.uk. 15 guests; 18+, dry. Opens in January; dates and times to be confirmed.

Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Laundry, Outreach worker links

CAYSH

Croydon Turnaround Centre, 2 Whitgift Street, Croydon

CR0 1FL

Phone: 0208 683 0227

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm (under 21s)
Monday-Friday: 9:30am-4:45pm (22+, Taberner House)

Advice service for people aged 14-25 (including housing advice) at the Turnaround Centre - no appointment necessary. If you are 22 or older, visit Taberner House.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling

Consonant

Berol House, 25 Ashley Road

N17 9LJ

Phone: 020 7354 9631

Tuesday: 1:30pm-4pm (phone advice: 020 7402 6750)
Wednesday: 10am-12:30pm (phone advice: 020 7402 6750)
Tuesday: 10am-12:30pm (Derry House, Penfold St. NW8 8HJ)
Wednesday: 10:30am-12:30pm (Church Street Library)
Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm (legal advice: legal@consonant.org.uk; 020 7354 9631)

See changes to Consonant and Asylum Aid due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Reduced services currently but previously offered immigration legal advice and representation, education and training, ESOL classes and much more for migrants in Westminster and Tottenham. Visit their website for the complete range of asylum services.

Advocacy, Legal advice, Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Debt advice, Education/training, Internet access, Medical/health

East European Advice Centre

Room 18, The Polish Centre, 238-246 King Street

W6 9LP

Phone: 020 8741 1288

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-4:30pm (advice line - 0800 121 4226)

Free advice & casework to E European migrants in W London boroughs: homelessness prevention & casework, employment rights campaign, settled status. Services in English & Polish; & in Romanian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian & Hungarian with notice. Please ring first.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Outreach workers, Legal advice

Enfield and Haringey Homeless Respite, All People All Places

N8 & EN2

December to April
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8am

Daytime casework (housing, benefits, health) and advocacy all year. From December to March, there is overnight respite offering evening meal, bed and breakfast, but it is recommended that you apply for a place before December to get on the list/waiting list: info@allpeopleallplaces.org. Email contact 7 days per week. Response often immediate, always same day and within 24 hours. Day centre operates 4 or 5 days per week. All enquiries by email: info@allpeopleallplaces.org.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Laundry, Music/drama, Tenancy support

Equalities National Council

Unit 1, The Hub, 123 Star Lane

E16 4PZ

Phone: 0207 474 9812

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm

Equalities National Council primarily focuses on delivering expert advocacy and mentoring support for BME disabled people and their carers; and people suffering with long term impairments. Supports people with mental health difficulties, including ex-offenders, to access fair and equal services, across health, social care, employment, further education, mentoring, advocacy, welfare benefits, housing and immigration.

Mental health, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Education/training, Medical/health

Eritrean Community in the UK

The Holloway Neighbourhood Group (NHG), 84 Mayton Street

N7 6QT

Phone: 020 7700 7995

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm

Advice, info, support, advocacy & referral: education, training, employment, welfare rights, housing, immigration, health, culturally-based counselling etc.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Outreach worker links, Legal advice

Glass Door Homeless Charity

155a Kings Road, Chelsea

SW3 5TX

Phone: 020 7351 4948

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9am-2pm (Chelsea Methodist Church)
Winter shelter
04 November to 05 April
Monday-Sunday: 8pm-7am (please come to the day centre or phone to see if there are vacancies)
Wednesday & Friday: 9am-2pm (St Augustine's Church)
Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm (Ace of Clubs)
Monday-Thursday: 9am-11am (Vineyard Community Centre)
Tuesday: 12:30pm-3pm (The Yard, Putney)

Glass Door runs London’s largest emergency winter night shelter, providing men and women a safe, warm place to sleepfrom November to April. Individuals affected by homelessness also access advice, food, showers and laundry facilities year-round from drop-in day centres that work in partnership with the charity.

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Tenancy support, Advocacy, Benefits advice

Greenlight Medical Van

Hillsong Church London, PO Box 29971, Putney

SW6 2WX

Phone: 020 7384 9200

Wednesday: 7:30pm-10pm (alt weeks, nr Tottenham Ct Rd station and NLAH, N16)
Thursday: 7:30pm-10pm (outreach with Pilion Trust nr Old Street and Angel stations)
Monday: 7pm-9:30pm (alt weeks The Upper Room, W12 and Streetlytes, W12)
Sunday: 11:30am-4:30pm (nr Tottenham Court Rd station)
Saturday: 9:30am-12:30pm (alt weeks, St Andrew’s, Fulham)
Tuesday: 7pm-10pm (The Passage Hostel, then Buckingham Gate)

Mobile, church-funded and volunteer-led project that offers wound care, blood pressure and heart rate checks etc, advice and signposting services to London's rough sleepers.

Advocacy, Medical/health

Greenwich Migrant Hub

Woolwich Common Community Centre, Leslie Smith Square

SE18 4DW

Phone: 07429031389

Tuesday: 10:30am-1:30pm

Drop-in centre for free immigration, housing & domestic violence advice, and a hot meal to migrants in Greenwich and neighbouring boroughs.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Food (free), Legal advice, Step-free

Groundswell Homeless Health Peer Advocacy

St Matthew's Church, Brixton Hill

SW2 1JF

Phone: 020 7725 2851

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (appointments for peer support)

Peer Advocates with personal experience of homelessness support homeless people to access healthcare. Peer advocates support clients with health/mental health appointments and with getting support from community mental health teams, social services, therapy-based services etc. Also support clients with a dual diagnosis of mental health and drug & alcohol issues.

Mental health, Advocacy, Education/training, Outreach workers

Hackney Migrant Centre

St Mary's New Church Rooms, Spenley Walk, Stoke Newington Church Street

N16 9ES

Phone: 07504332706

Wednesday: 10am-4pm

Free immigration advice & support for refugees & migrants. Arrive early with documents or paperwork (40 visitors only). info@hackneymigrantcentre.org.uk

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Legal advice

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

Herts Young Homeless (HYH)

1st Floor, Gracemead House, Woods Avenue, Hatfield

AL10 8HX

Phone: 03333 202 384

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (appointments for advice)

Aims to prevent homelessness, and support young people, those in crisis and individuals at risk of becoming homeless, mainly people 16-24. Mediation, education and other specialist prevention services, advice, support etc. 18+ Hub for housing, money and benefits advice. Nightstop for emergency short-term accommodation. Advice line: 0844 833 0933.

Advocacy, Counselling, Education/training, Benefits advice, Accommodation/housing advice, Tenancy support

Hestia

Maya House, 134-138 Borough High Street

SE1 1LB

Phone: 020 7378 3100

Supports male and female victims of modern slavery to ensure their voices are heard and they get the support they need to rebuild their lives. Wide range of services - check the website for details. Supported housing for vulnerable young people.

Mental health, Advocacy, Drugs workers, Alcohol workers

Holy Trinity Brompton

Queen's Gate (St Augustin's)

SW7 5LP

Phone: 020 7590 8248

Wednesday & Friday: 9am-2pm

Safe, non-judgmental place where all are welcome. Food, advice, friendship and practical support in a non-threatening Christian environment. Hot breakfast, coffee bar and a range of activities. Counselling, debt and welfare advice, and alcohol and drug support through partner organisations, which include GlassDoor caseworkers, CrossLight Debt Advisors, and CGL Addiction Specialists.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

115 Old Street

EC1V 9RT

Phone: 020 7553 7470

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10am-1pm

Advice & legal help. There may be charges. Ring first. If you have no documentation & would like free legal advice, phone the specialist irregular migrant helpline (020 7553 7470).

Advocacy, Legal advice

Kiran - Asian Women's Aid

Waltham Forest Hub (Central) (Appointments only), 1 Russell Road, Leyton

E10 7ES

Phone: 020 8558 1986

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Accommodation, advice & support for women from the Indian sub-continent (& from Turkey, Iran, Morocco, Malaysia etc) experiencing domestic violence. Help with benefits, legal issues, housing, health & training. Outreach and resettlement. Drop in, email (kiran.admin@kiranss.org.uk) or phone.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Education/training, Legal advice