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Issue 120 [May-June 2019] RECOVERY

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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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Action for Children (Gen R 8 Project)

Westwood Business Centre, 69 Aberdalgie Road, Glasgow,

G34 9HJ

Phone: 0141 771 6161

Monday-Sunday: 8am-9pm

Housing support and advice for 16-24-year-olds who are homeless in Glasgow or at risk of homelessness. Accommodation advice, tenancy support, independent living skills (budgeting, cooking etc).

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Careers advice, Debt advice, Education/training, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support, Leisure facilities

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

Ace of Clubs

St Alphonsus Rd, Clapham, ,

SW4 7AS

Phone: 020 7720 2811

Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm

Open-access day centre for homeless, vulnerable & isolated people in Clapham. Lunch, tea, coffee, showers, accredited education, bike club etc. Accredited education courses.

Accommodation/housing advice, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Education/training, Food, Medical/health, Outreach worker links

Asha Projects

13 Shrubbery Road, , ,

SW16 2AS

Phone: 020 8696 0023

Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm

Advice, help and referral for Asian women and children, and single women fleeing domestic violence. English, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Hindi and Bengali. Call for an appointment.

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

Barka UK (Reconnections Project)

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Phone: 0207 275 7768

Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (helpline – Polish, Russian, Romanian and English)

Offers Eastern European rough sleepers the opportunity to return home. Help with obtaining passports & transportation. Also information on employment, benefits, NI, the law, organisations supporting CEE migrants. Information on CEE Alcoholics Anonymous & Narcotics Anonymous groups. The helpline (0800 171 2926) is provided in Polish & English.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Drugs workers, Outreach worker links, Legal advice

Bench Outreach

14 New King Street, Deptford, ,

SE8 3HS

Phone: 020 8694 7740

Thursday: 1pm-4pm (SHE)

SHE (Support, Help, Empowerment) is a weekly drop-in session offering advice to homeless and vulnerable women in a safe, female-only space.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Food (free), Leisure facilities, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support

Bridges

Memorial Community Church, 389-395 Barking Rd, ,

E13 8AL

Phone: 020 7474 6603

Saturday: 8am-11:30am (cooked breakfast 9–11am)
Monday: 10am-2pm

Regular NHS nurse clinics and signposting to other support agencies. More facilities available on Mondays. Practical activities to build esteem and encourage hope. Small group work developing life skills and confidence.

Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Food (free), Medical/health, Outreach worker links

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

C4WS Homeless Project Night Shelter

Various churches in Camden, , ,

Phone: 020 7278 6267

06 November to 02 April
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8:45am

Rolling winter night shelter. Bed spaces for 16 guests, with separate sleeping areas for men and women. Referrals from Camden agencies with whom C4WS have a Service Level Agreement including London Jesus Centre and the Irish Centre - no self-referral.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Food (free), Outreach worker links, Leisure facilities

Camden Health Improvement Practice (Hampstead Road)

108 Hampstead Road, , ,

NW1 2LS

Phone: 020 3182 4200

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:30am-12:30pm (doctor, nurse)
Tuesday-Thursday: 2pm-4:30pm (doctor, nurse)
Friday: 1:30pm-4pm (doctor, nurse)
Tuesday: 10:30am-12:30pm

For people sleeping out or in hostels within the borough. General health care; chronic disease management; hepatitis and HIV screening; vaccination; free condoms; referral (counselling, alcohol worker, mental health services, drug worker); information on dentistry and podiatry services; alcohol and drug advice and treatment; cervical screening; blood tests; benefits and housing advice; assistance to homeless patients in UCH; on call services at nights and weekends.

Mental health, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Dentist, Foot care, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links

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

CGL - Camden Community Drugs Service (Camden Town)

184 Royal College Street, Camden Town, ,

NW1 9NN

Phone: 020 7485 2722

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Monday & Thursday: 9:30am-8pm

Flexible, confidential treatment and support for adults in Camden with substance use issues. Drop in, phone or email camden.cdts@cri.cjsm.net for an appointment.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Legal advice

CGL - Some Space Camden

7-8 Early Mews, Arlington Road, ,

NW1 7HG

Phone: 020 3227 4950

Monday: 10am-12am (appointments 5–7pm)
Tuesday & Friday: 2pm-4pm
Thursday: 5pm-7pm (appointments)

A welcoming, open-access service for people experiencing difficulty with, or affected by, alcohol use issues. This includes provision of the Family Alcohol Service (FAS) delivered in partnership with the NSPCC and the affected others service ? Some Space (SS). Drop in, phone or email anna.jezuita@cgl.org.uk for an appointment.

Alcohol workers, Outreach worker links

Clapton Community Drop-in

Round Chapel Old School Rooms, Powerscroft Road, ,

E5 0PU

Phone: 020 8533 9676

Sunday: 2:30pm-4pm
Wednesday: 12:30pm-3:30pm (Job Club)

Contact: coordinator.claptondropin@gmail.com. Friendly help to access services in the borough, particularly in relation to housing, benefits, JobCentre Plus, as well as health- and family-related issues. The Job Club is for anyone wanting support with maintaining their benefits, with support to access Universal Job Match, write a CV and apply for jobs. For information about the peer support programme for women or mental health support, phone, call in or check the website.

Mental health, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Food (free), Outreach worker links, Legal advice, Ex-offenders

Crisis Christmas

66 Commercial Street, , ,

E1 6LT

Phone: 0844 251 0111

Winter shelter:
22 December to 30 December
Monday-Sunday: 9am-9pm

Referral via 221 Gray's Inn Rd, WC1X 8RA; City of London Academy, Lynton Rd, SE1 5LA; City Academy, Homerton Row, E9 6EA; Kensington Aldridge Academy, 1 Silchester Rd, W10 6EX; or Lesoco, 2 Deptford Ch St, SE8 4RZ. Access to residential centres via 5 day centres. Transport to day centres from King's X, Mornington Cres, Finsbury Pk Stn; Temple, Waterloo (St John's), London Br (Southwark St), Bermondsey Stn; Broadway Day Centre, Victoria, and Chelsea Methodist Ch and Deptford Reach Day Centre.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Outreach worker links, Leisure facilities

Deptford Reach

Speedwell Street, Deptford, ,

SE8 4AT

Phone: 020 8692 6548

Tuesday-Thursday: 9am-2pm
Wednesday: 9am-12pm (community nurse - health and mental health support)

Drop-in centre for adults over 16 years of age who are vulnerable through homelessness, mental ill-health, loneliness, social exclusion or severe poverty.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support, Step-free

Ealing Churches Winter Night Shelter

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Phone: 07930 378263

25 November to 31 March
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8:30am

Referral via St Mungo Broadway's outreach team (020 8840 9653), Acton Homeless Concern (020 8992 5768) or Ealing Soup Kitchen (020 8566 3507 x208). 14 bed spaces. No self-referral.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Outreach worker links

Eritrean Community in the UK

The Holloway Neighbourhood Group (NHG), 84 Mayton Street, ,

N7 6QT

Phone: 020 7700 7995

Advice, information, support, advocacy and referral: education, training, employment/business start-ups, welfare rights, housing, immigration, health and culturally-based counselling etc.

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

Faith in Action (Homelessness Project Merton)

Salvation Army Citadel, 109 Kingston Road, South Wimbledon,

SW19 3JR

Phone: 07843 280 419

Wednesday & Friday: 10am-3pm

Drop-in for rough sleepers, and for people who are vulnerably housed, socially excluded, vulnerable or isolated, and for those with addiction issues. Benefits advice most Wednesdays. Advocacy, alcohol and drug advice. A listening ear, breakfast, lunch, teas and coffees.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Counselling, Drugs workers, Food, Laundry, Outreach worker links, Leisure facilities

Hackney Winter Night Shelter

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Phone: 020 853 3808, 077361 60282

Winter shelter (dates TBC):
01 November to 30 March
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8am (6.30pm Sundays. Closed during Crisis)

Mixed; beds for 25 (screened area for women); dry. Last admission 8.30pm. Agency referrals only - phone to check details and leave message if voicemail. 15 bed spaces until 23 Dec 2017, 25 until 31 March 2018.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling, Food (free), Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

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 and alcohol misuse, and their friends, families and carers. 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

Holy Trinity Brompton

Queen's Gate (St Augustin's), , ,

SW7 5LP

Phone: 020 7590 8248

Wednesday & Friday: 8am-2:30pm (day shelter; office hours 8am–4pm)

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, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

Lambeth Consortium

Lorraine Hewitt House, 12-14 Brighton Terrace, Brixton

SW9 8DG

Phone: 020 3228 1500

Community detox from drugs and alcohol, plus in-patient detox if appropriate for Lambeth people 18+.

Needle exchange, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Benefits advice, Tenancy support, Outreach worker links, Ex-offenders

Lifeline Basis Substance Misuse Service

Royal Arsenal Medical Centre, 21 Arsenal Way, Woolwich,

SE16 6TE

Phone: 020 3696 2640

Monday-Friday: 9am-4:30pm (later by appointment)

A unique, free and confidential substance misuse service in Greenwich. They work with those using cannabis; cocaine and party drugs; new psychoactive substances (NPS, formerly 'legal highs') and party drugs; steroids; alcohol (non-dependent); and 'chemsex'. Good inks to local social enterprises which offer training, volunteering and employment.

Alcohol workers, Art classes, Drugs workers, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Step-free, Leisure facilities, Education/training

New Horizon Youth Centre

68 Chalton Street, , ,

NW1 1JR

Phone: 020 7388 5560

Monday: 2pm-4pm (alcohol support)
Monday-Sunday: 10:30am-4pm (showers, laundry, breakfast & lunch;10.30am-1pm advice)

For young (16-24) homeless people. Free lunch. Women-only groups. Mental health, life skills & advice, and employment/resettlement support. Sex worker project. Street outreach. Refugee worker. 7-day drop-in provision. First-time visitors should arrive outside the centre at 10.00am to make an appointment with the Advice team. Support with referrals into winter night shelters. Centre only closes 1-4 January.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers