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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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Advicenow

Independent website providing up-to-date info on rights & legal issues.

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

Childline

Phone: 0800 1111

Free, confidential helpline for young people. Great information on the website. If you need support now or want to talk privately, contact a counsellor for free on 0800 1111.

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling

Frank

Phone: 0300 123 6600

Monday-Sunday: 2pm-6pm (live chat)

Drug advice for young people. Web: www.talktofrank.com; SMS: 82111; email: frank@talktofrank.com.

Advocacy, Counselling, Drugs workers, Outreach worker links

Marie Curie Support Line

Phone: 0800 090 2309

Monday-Friday: 11am-6pm (support line)
Saturday: 11am-5pm (support line)
Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm (information and support nurse)

Call the free Support Line for practical or clinical information and emotional support if you're living with a terminal illness, whatever your situation.

Advocacy, Medical/health

MIND

Phone: 0300 123 3393

Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm

Advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Infoline: 0300 123 3393; info@mind.org.uk; text: 86463. Legal line: 0300 466 6463; legal@mind.org.uk.

Mental health, Advocacy, Legal advice

Missing People

Phone: 116 000

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am

For anyone 18+ who is away from home. Confidential advice, and can help pass a message home and make referrals to other agencies where appropriate. You can text 116 000 even if you have no credit left on your phone, or email 116000@missingpeople.org.uk.

Advocacy

My Life, My Choices (St Mungo's)

'My Life, My Choices: telling people what matters to me at the end of my life' will help you discuss your rights and treatment. Where would you like to be cared for? Do you want to appoint someone to speak on your behalf? Answers to some of the questions you may have.

Medical/health, Advocacy, Legal advice

National Debtline

Phone: 0808 808 4000

Monday-Friday: 9am-8pm
Saturday: 9:30am-1pm

Fact sheets and information about debt and managing it.

Advocacy, Debt advice

National Problem Gambling Clinic

69 Warwick Road

SW5 9BH

Phone: 020 7381 7722

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Helps problem gamblers in England and Wales aged 16+. The team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, family therapist and CAB debt management specialist. Contact in person (find your nearest clinic online), by phone (020 7381 7722) or e-mail (gambling.cnwl@nhs.net). Urgent advice line: 0800 0234 650. Fax: 020 7381 7723 gambling.cnwl@nhs.net

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling, Debt advice

No Panic

Phone: 0844 967 4848

Monday-Friday: 10am-10pm

Support for those suffering from panic attacks, phobias, OCD, general anxiety disorder and tranquilliser withdrawal. Info, advice, counselling, listening, befriending and referrals. Helpline: 0844 967 4848; youth helpline: 0330 606 1174; email: info@nopanic.org.uk.

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling, Drugs workers, Outreach worker links

POhWER

Phone: 0300 456 2370

Monday-Friday: 8am-6pm

If you have mental health problems or learning disabilities and need help with understanding care reviews, change of accommodation or serious medical treatment, get in touch. Phone or email pohwer@pohwer.net, or send the word ’pohwer’ with your name and number to 81025.

Advocacy, Counselling, Medical/health

Prisoners' Advice Service (PAS)

PO Box 46199, EC1M 4XA

Phone: 020 7253 3323

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am-5pm (advice line, closed 1pm–2pm)

Free legal advice and support to adult prisoners through a telephone advice line, letters clinic and legal outreach sessions.

Advocacy, Legal advice

Rape Crisis (England & Wales)

Phone: 0808 802 9999

Monday-Sunday: 12pm-2:30pm
Monday-Sunday: 7pm-9:30pm

Basic information so survivors of sexual violence can access the relevant services in England and Wales. See also http://www.rcne.com/ for Rape Crisis Europe; and http://www.rcni.ie/ for Rape Crisis Ireland.

Advocacy, Counselling, Medical/health, Sexual health, Legal advice

Re-Solv

30a High Street, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 8AW

Phone: 01785 810762

Monday-Friday: 10:30am-4pm (helpline - not public holidays)

Information about inhalant abuse (aka sniffing, glue sniffing, tooting and huffing). Outside helpline hours, an answer phone message gives an emergency contact. Good leaflets and sites for children. Phone or email (information@re-solv.org). Works closely with Solve It, who offer an online counselling service (01536 414690).

Advocacy, Counselling, Drugs workers, Outreach worker links

Release (drug & legal helpline)

Phone: 020 7324 2989

Monday-Friday: 11am-1pm (drugs helpline - 0845 4500 215)
Monday-Friday: 2pm-4pm (drugs helpline)

Specialist advice on drugs and drugs law. Information on your rights on arrest. Complete the web form, ring or email ask@release.org.uk Helpline 0845 4500 215 ask@release.org.uk (open 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm, Monday-Friday)

Advocacy, Legal advice

Respond

Phone: 0808 808 0700

Thursday: 10am-4pm (helpline)

Free service for children, young people, adults and elders with learning difficulties who have experienced trauma, loss or abuse. Respond offers therapy for people in London and South East England. Phone or email wvhelpline@respond.org.uk.

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling, Medical/health

Rethink

Phone: 0300 5000 927

Monday-Friday-Friday: 9:30am-4pm (helpline)

Employment, supported housing, day services, helplines etc for people affected by severe mental illness, including special BME services. Phone, or email advice@rethink.org.

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

Royal British Legion

Phone: 0808 802 8080

Monday-Sunday: 8am-8pm (contact centres)

Delivers information, advice and support to members of the British armed forces, reservists, veterans and their families across the UK. Visit one of their centres, call (free from UK landlines and main mobile networks) or use their online resources to find out more.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Debt advice, Education/training, Internet access, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

Suicide Bereaved Network

Phone: 0300 999 0003

Free support groups (check the online map of groups), counselling and information for people bereaved by someone's suicide.

Counselling, Advocacy

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

Phone: 0300 111 5065

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9pm

Support for people over 18 bereaved by suicide. Phone or email email.support@uksobs.org, or visit the website to find your nearest group.

Advocacy

The Loss Foundation

Phone: 0300 200 4112

Support for those that have lost loved ones to cancer. Free support groups and therapy. Visit website to find out the date of their next group near you.

Advocacy, Counselling

The Mix

Phone: 0808 808 4994

Monday-Sunday: 11am-11pm (helpline & webchat)

Free connections to local and national services and sources of help for young people. Phone, text (80849) or email via the website.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Legal advice

Tourettes Action

Phone: 0300 777 8427

Monday & Tuesday: 6pm-8pm (leave a message outside these times and they will phone back)
Thursday: 9am-8pm (leave a message outside these times and they will phone back)

Help and support for people (including children and young people) with Tourette's Syndrome. Phone or email help@tourettes-action.org.uk. Find out about diagnosis and support after diagnosis.

Advocacy, Counselling

Young Minds

Phone: Text 85258

Young Minds makes sure all young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life's challenges. Advice on mental health, medications and depression. Advice on Coronavirus too.

Advocacy, Mental health, Medical/health

Youth Access

1-2 Taylors Yard, 67 Alderbrook Road, London

SW12 8AD

Phone: 020 8772 9900

The website can put you in touch with local contacts for mental health counselling, advice and information. A huge range of services is available for you. Contact by phone (020 8772 9900), email (admin@youthaccess.org.uk) or via the website.

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling, Outreach worker links