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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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Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women's Centre

Bays 4 and 5, Trellick Tower, Golborne Road

W10 5PL

Phone: 020 8969 2292


Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Friday: 10am-12pm (drop-in)
Sunday: 12pm-4pm 1st Sunday of month - drop-in for isolated Arabic-speaking men aged 55+)

Advice and assistance for Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families on benefits, housing, homelessness, domestic violence, health and mental health. For mental health support in Arabic, please book in advance. Outreach support to the elderly. ESOL classes with free creche for women returners. Some projects are borough-restricted, so contact them for more information.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Medical/health

Ashiana Network

Oceanair House, 750-760 High Road

E11 3BB

Phone: 020 8539 0427

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm (closed midday-1pm)

Ashiana provides advice, support and safe housing for South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women experiencing domestic violence. In an emergency, please call 999.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling, Outreach workers

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

Doctors of the World (Praxis)

Praxis, Pott Street, Bethnal Green

E2 0EF

Phone: 0808 1647 686 (freephone)

Monday-Friday: 10am-12pm (advice line)

Info, advice to help vulnerable people access NHS and other services. Basic healthcare and advocacy for people who have problems accessing healthcare. Closed on Bank Holidays.

Advocacy, Medical/health

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

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

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

Joel Night Shelter

Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness, St Peter's Church Hall, London Rd, Kingston

KT2 6QL

Phone: 0208 255 7400

01 February to 14 March
Monday-Sunday: 7pm-9am (night shelter)
Tuesday: 8:30am-9:30am (conflict resolution)
Tuesday: 10am-1pm (art group)
Thursday: 10am-2pm ('cook and eat' programme)
Monday-Friday: 10am-1pm (drop-in advice)

Referrals primarily via Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness (020 8255 7400), which is next door. Supports primarily single people with a local connection to Kingston who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or who are experiencing serious problems with private landlords. They help solve housing problems and improve the quality of people's lives.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure facilities, Luggage storage, Tenancy support

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

Muslim Youth Helpline (MYH)

MYH FREEPOST RLZS-XJGE-JLBH

NW3 6NE

Phone: 0808 808 2008

Monday-Sunday: 4pm-8pm (incl Bank holidays and Eid)

Free, confidential and non-judgmental listening services via phone, email (info@myh.org.uk) or letter. The number will not appear on your phone bill and your call is confidential. MYH is run by young Muslims who are trained to be sensitive towards different cultural backgrounds.

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling

Sufra NW London

160 Pitfield Way, Stonebridge, Middlesex

NW10 0PW

Phone: 0203 441 1335

Monday-Sunday: 10am-6pm (office open)
Wednesday & Sunday: 10am-2pm (Growing Club)
Wednesday & Sunday: 12pm-3pm (food bank, referral from Brent Council and other orgs)
Friday: 6pm-8:30pm (vegetarian meal)

Food bank & community kitchen in Brent, supporting disadvantaged individuals and families suffering food poverty in NW London. Phone or visit.

Advocacy, Benefits advice, Bedding, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free)

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

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

Health in Mind

40 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh

EH2 4RT

Phone: 0131 225 8508

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

A range of mental health and wellbeing services for people with housing and mental health support needs. You can self-refer to most services directly or ask your GP to refer you. Counselling; support for people from minority ethnic communities; combatting isolation by connecting people; art therapy; suicide prevention; support with substance misuse; health information; training and more - check website for details.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling, Tenancy support, Art classes, Education/training

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

Ashdown Medway Accommodation Trust (AMAT)

10 Chelmar Road, Chatham, Kent

ME4 4PB

Phone: 0800 698 1000

Monday-Sunday: 8:30am-12:30pm (office hours)
Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am (on call)

AMAT is a direct access hostel based in Medway, which provides supported accommodation to 400+ service users in a variety of accommodation, mostly shared houses with 3 to 4 units, though there are some flats. There is a no-visitors house for the more vulnerable service users and a dry house for those who are rehabilitating. There is also a female-only house. There is also an opportunity for some service users to become more permanently accommodated on an AST if they meet the criteria.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Tenancy support