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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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Homeless Outreach Project (Edinburgh)

65/5 Niddrie Mains Terrace, Edinburgh

EH16 4NX

Phone: 0131 661 7137

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Map Website: http://

Outreach service for homeless people experiencing difficulties with their mental health and/or addictions.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support

999 Club (Deptford Centre)

21 Deptford Broadway

SE8 4PA

Phone: 020 8694 5797

Winter shelter:
24 September to 31 March
Monday-Sunday: 6:30pm-8:30am
Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm (9–10.30am for rough sleepers only)
Tuesday: 9am-12pm (mental health professionals)
Wednesday: 9am-12pm (GP & signposting)
Thursday: 9am-12pm (nurse practitioner)

Warm and welcoming environment to anyone who is homeless. Learn new skills, find work and housing and reconnect to family and friends. Open-access sessions where people can access specialist advice on housing and benefits. Learning and activities programme and specialist healthcare services. Winter shelter referrals via agencies of the 999 Club Gateway Centre. 18+, dry, 25 spaces.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Education/training, Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Medical/health, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-offenders

Brandon Centre

26 Prince of Wales Road

NW5 3LG

Phone: 020 7267 4792

Monday-Thursday: 10:30am-5:30pm (Advice line)

Contraception & sexual health advice for under 25s. 020 7267 4792 or text 07451 288524 or email contraception@brandoncentre.org.uk

Sexual health, Medical/health, Counselling, Mental health, Advocacy

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

Coordinate My Care

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Fulham Road

SW3 6JJ

Phone: 020 7811 8513

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

You will only join the CMC service and have a CMC plan once you have given your consent. An urgent care plan will list your wishes and care preferences, and includes practical information (where you keep medicines, or who to contact in an emergency, for example). Your wishes will then be shared with the people and places giving you medical services. Phone or email coordinatemycare@nhs.net

Advocacy, Medical/health

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

Great Chapel Street Medical Centre

13 Great Chapel Street

W1F 8FL

Phone: 020 7437 9360

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10am-12:30pm (doctor)
Monday-Friday: 2pm-4:30pm (doctor)
Monday & Friday: 10am-12:30pm (alcohol & mental health nurse)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2pm-4:30pm (drugs, alcohol & mental health nurse)
Monday: 10am-12pm (counselling drop-in; appointment at other times)
Tuesday: 2pm-4:30pm (counselling drop-in; appointment at other times)
Friday: 9am-12:30pm (podiatry)
Tuesday & Thursday: 10am-5pm (dental service)

Primary healthcare for homeless people. Wide range of drop-in services, and you can see a psychiatrist by appointment. Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) on their website: https://greatchapelst.org.uk/

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Foot care, Medical/health

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

Groundswell Homeless Health Peer Advocacy

6th Floor, 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

GUYS@Mary's

135a Praed St

W2 1BL

Phone: 020 3312 3405 / 3406

Free, confidential sexual health service for men who have sex with men, which provides sexual health testing and treatment for men who are experiencing symptoms and advice on PEP and PrEP. Self-referral through the online booking form.

Advocacy, Medical/health, Outreach workers, Sexual health

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

Positive East

159 Mile End Road, Stepney

E1 4AQ

Phone: 020 7791 2855

Monday-Friday: 10:30am-5pm

Pre-Covid-19 did HIV testing. Still offers Practical and emotional support and advice by HELPLINE (020 7791 2855) for people living with or affected by HIV in E London. Option 1 psychological help. Option 2 advice line on housing & benefits. Option 3 sexual health questions. Please see website for full list of services operating during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mental health, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Food, Internet access, Medical/health, Outreach workers, Sexual health

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

Stoll

446 Fulham Road

SW6 1DT

Phone: 020 7385 2110

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (closed 12.30–1.30)
Wednesday: 4pm-7pm (drop-in alternative weeks - phone to check)

Stoll is the leading provider of supported housing for ex-servicemen and women. As well as housing, they provide life-changing support including employment training, advice, addiction services and health and wellbeing activities.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

The Pilion Trust

60 Lough Rd , 39-41 North Road

N7 8FE

Phone: 020 7700 2498

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 2pm-5pm (outreach worker available at Margins, Union Chapel)

Works with people who have been affected by drugs, alcohol and mental health.

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

VoiceAbility

Phone: 01223 555800

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (offices and helplines)

UK-wide network of advocacy and service user involvement groups, which offer a services for those who have mental health needs, learning disabilities, dementia, autistic spectrum disorders, physical disabilities, sensory and communication impairments, substance misuse issues, acquired brain injury, a serious physical illness or a dual diagnosis. Check the website or phone to find your nearest branch.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers

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

Combat Stress

Tyrwhitt House, Oaklawn Road, Leatherhead

KT22 0BX

Phone: 01372 587 000 (head office)

Monday-Sunday: 9am-4:30pm (via helpline, text 07537 404 719 or email helpline@combatstress.org.uk)

National ex-services charity offering help with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Residential clinical treatment and community outreach. Helpline (0800 138 1619) is open 24/7.

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling, 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

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 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