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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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Addaction (North East Glasgow Recovery Hub)

24-28 Broad Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow

G40 2QL

Phone: 0808 164 4261

Monday-Friday: 8am-8pm (outwith these hours, call 0808 178 5901)

For your recovery from alcohol and drug use. Individual support and tailored interventions, incl outreach workers coming to you so you do not need to travel. Call the helpline or email.

Outreach workers, Outreach worker links, Mental health, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Education/training

Addaction (North West Glasgow Recovery Hub)

The Quadrangle, 59 Ruchill Street, Glasgow

G20 9PX

Phone: 0808 178 5901

Monday-Sunday: 8am-8pm (outwith these hours, call 0808 178 5901)

For your recovery from alcohol and drug use. Individual support and tailored interventions, incl outreach workers coming to you so you do not need to travel. Call the helpline or email.

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

AdvoCard

332 Leith Walk, Edinburgh

EH6 5BR

Phone: 0131 554 5307

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Independent individual and collective advocacy services for people with mental health problems in Edinburgh (including the Royal Edinburgh Hospital). Individual advocacy also available to any prisoner in HMP Edinburgh. No drop in service - please phone to make an appointment. Text messages: 07920 207 564, email advocacy@advocard.org.uk.

Mental health, Advocacy, Step-free

Breathing Space Scotland

Phone: 0800 83 85 87

Monday-Thursday: 6pm-2am
Friday-Sunday: 6pm-6am

Free, confidential phone service for anyone in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. Experienced advisors listen and offer advice. For support outside opening hours, contact Samaritans on 116 123 (24/7).

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling

Edinburgh Access Practice (Leith St)

17 Leith St, Edinburgh

EH1 3AT

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)

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 Cyrenians

Norton Park, 57 Albion Rd, Edinburgh

EH7 5QY

Phone: 0131 475 2354

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm

Advice, information and support phone helpline for people who are homeless, threatened with homelessness or struggling with addiction. Not a drop-in service - appointments by referral.

Advocacy, Drugs workers, Education/training, Outreach worker links, Legal advice

Follow Up (Four Square, Edinburgh)

67 Logie Green Road, Edinburgh

EH7 4HF

Phone: 0131 557 7915

Housing support to individuals, couples and families to help them maintain their tenancies and avoid a housing crisis. Assistance, advice and encouragement to enable tenants to live independently.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Tenancy support

Glasgow City Mission (Overnight Welcome Centre)

20 Crimea Street, Glasgow

G2 8PW

Phone: 0141 221 2630

Monday-Friday: 10am-3:30pm Breakfast and lunch

One-to-one advocacy help and advice for everyone. Call to arrange one-to-one support. During the Covid restrictions our services have been reduced. We are open for food between 10-4pm. Breakfast and lunch.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Careers advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Leisure facilities, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support, Step-free, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food, Medical/health, Advocacy

Glasgow Winter Night Shelter

35 East Campbell St, Glasgow

G1 5DT

Phone: 07555591466 (n); 01412212630 (d)

01 December to 31 March
Monday-Sunday: 10pm-8am

Open to anyone 18+ who is homeless and has nowhere else to sleep. Breakfast in the morning.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Food (free), Medical/health

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

Move On (Glasgow)

4th Floor, 24 St Enoch Sq, Glasgow

G1 4DB

Phone: 0141 221 2272

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Enables homeless people to develop the skills and tools they need to reach their own long-term solutions. Majority of services for young people, but there are some services available for everyone - phone first to arrange appointment.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Education/training, Outreach workers

Niddry St Wellbeing Centre (Salvation Army)

25 Niddry Street, Edinburgh

EH1 1LG

Phone: 0131 523 1060

Monday-Friday: 10am-11:15am
Monday-Friday: 11:30am-12:45pm

Cafe space, various activities, shower facilities, one-to-one support, psychosocial group, crisis intervention. Café: Mon-Fri: 10am-11:15, 11:30-12:45 – usually open all day – limited numbers due to Covid Mon – Women’s group 1:15 Tues – Men’s group 1:15 Wed – Café clinic, access to GP 2pm Thurs – Psychosocial group 1:15 Fri – Arty Farty Fridays 1:15 Access to 1-to-1 support 10am-12:45 Needle exchange – all day access Mon-Fri

Advocacy, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Food (free), Food, Laundry, Medical/health

Shakti Women's Aid

Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh

EH7 5QY

Phone: 0131 475 2399

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

Support and information to Black Minority Ethnic women, children and young people experiencing and/or fleeing domestic abuse. 24hr domestic abuse helpline: 0800 027 1234

Advocacy, Outreach worker links, Step-free

Shelter Scotland - Edinburgh Community Hub

Scotiabank House, 6 South Charlotte St, Edinburgh

EH2 4AW

Phone: 0808 800 4444

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Information, advice, advocacy and representation for people facing homelessness or bad housing. We have advice online at shelterscotland.org/getadvice, and a free helpline for urgent cases open 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday on 0808 800 4444. Our Hubs operate drop-ins too, please check shelterscotland.org/edinburgh for times.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support, Legal advice

Street Legal

22 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

EH8 8AF

Phone: 0131 344 0825

Free legal advice and support to young people (up to the age of 26) who are either experiencing, or at risk of homelessness in Edinburgh.

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

Streetwork Crisis Centre

22 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

EH8 8AF

Phone: 0131 557 6055

Monday-Friday: 7:15am-10pm (drop-in)
Saturday & Sunday: 8:15am-4pm (drop-in)

Helpline 24/7: 0808 178 2323. Open 365 days a year to support anyone in Edinburgh who does not have a safe place to sleep. Though their Holyrood Hub and helpline, they advise, refer and support people to access the services they need to resolve their situation.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Internet access, Laundry, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Step-free, Advocacy

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)

24 hour service for homeless people in crisis because of mental health, drugs or alcohol. A 12-bed residential unit provides a safe environment to withdraw from a chaotic lifestyle. Average stay is 28–36 days.

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Step-free, Advocacy, Accommodation/housing advice, Foot care

University of Strathclyde Law Clinic

Room 844, Graham Hill Building, 40 George Street, Glasgow

G1 1BA

Phone: 014 1548 5995

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Monday: 6pm-7:30pm (drop-in 3rd wk of month)
Wednesday: 6pm-7:30pm (drop-in 1st wk of month)

Legal advice, written advice, casework, representation and form-filling for people who need assistance. Please phone to make sure you are eligible for support.

Advocacy, Benefits advice, Tenancy support, Legal advice