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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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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

Barka UK (Reconnections Project)

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

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

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

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. Help to access services, 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 info about peer support 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

Ealing Churches Winter Night Shelter

Phone: 07930 378263

25 November to 20 March
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8:30am

Referral via St Mungo's outreach team, Streetlink (0300 500 0914), Acton Homeless Concern (020 8992 5768) or Ealing Soup Kitchen (020 8566 3507 x7). Ealing Foodbank (020 8840 9428). 14 bed spaces. No self-referral. We are a Night Shelter running through the winter months to provide a warm, safe place for people who find themselves homeless.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Outreach worker links, Food (free), Debt advice, Bedding, Laundry, Bathroom/showers

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

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

Holy Trinity Brompton

Queen's Gate (St Augustin's)

SW7 5LP

Phone: 020 7590 8248

Wednesday & Friday: 9am-2pm

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

NEWway Project (Newham)

Bonny Downs Baptist Church, Darwell Close

E6 6BT

Phone: 07490983777

01 October to 30 April
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8:30am

Referral-only winter night shelter and year-round NEWday centre for homeless people in Newham, with extended Advocacy services and life-skills workshops. Office hours: Monday to Sunday, 9am-2:30pm.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Food (free), Laundry, Tenancy support, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Careers advice, Medical/health, Bathroom/showers, Internet access, Dentist, Counselling, Education/training, Outreach worker links

Siloam Community Services

c/o TSA London, 217a Gordon Road

SE15 3RT

Phone: 020 8695 8873

Tuesday & Thursday: 10am-2pm (community café and drop-in)
Tuesday: 7pm-8pm (free cooked meal)

Free meals and drop-in service. Signposting to other agencies for clients with identified support needs. Also emergency meals, food, clothing, toiletries, sleeping bags etc, for clients who need them.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Food (free), Food, Tenancy support, Step-free, Outreach worker links

Spectra CIC

St Charles Centre, Exmoor Street

W10 6DZ

Phone: 0800 5878302

Monday-Sunday: 11am-4pm (drop-in)

Health and well-being services for diverse and marginalised communities, empowering choices, including sexual health, emotional resilience and wellbeing. Works across London and provides outreach, groups - social and therapeutic, 1-2-1 support, health screening, counselling. Open every day for health check, HIV test, information. Daily outreach across London; check website for details.

Mental health, Counselling, Education/training, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health

Thames Reach (Employment Academy)

29 Peckham Road

SE5 8UA

Phone: 020 7702 4260

Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm

Supports homeless, vulnerable and isolated men and women through a range of services, activities and accommodation projects. Their aim is for the people they help to have decent homes, supportive relationships and fulfilling lives. Phone or email enquiries@thamesreach.org.uk for more info.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Internet access, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

The Manna Project

St Stephen's, 17 Canonbury Road

N1 2DF

Phone: 020 7226 5369

Tuesday: 7pm-9pm
Friday: 9am-11am
Wednesday: 1pm-3pm

Drop-in offering food, showers, laundry (£1), pool, table tennis, singing, art, poetry and gardening, alongside targeted keywork.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Step-free, Leisure facilities

Upper Room (St Saviour's)

St Saviour's Church, Cobbold Road

W12 9LN

Phone: 020 8740 5688

Monday & Tuesday: 12pm-5pm (job club)
Monday-Friday: 5:30pm-6:45pm (free food)
Friday: 10am-5pm (counselling for English and Polish speakers by appointment)

Provides a broad range of services for the homeless, vulnerable and excluded of west London. UR4Jobs is a drop-in project for A10 nationals and offers support in Polish, English, Romanian and Russian.

Careers advice, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Outreach worker links

Wandsworth Community Drug and Alcohol Service (WCDAS)

St John's Therapy Centre, 162 St John's Hill, Battersea

SW11 1SW

Phone: 020 8812 4120

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-4:30pm
Wednesday: 1pm-7pm

A consortium between SLaM NHS Foundation Trust, Addaction and St Mungo's which provides specialist treatment for Wandsworth adults affected by drug and/or alcohol issues.

Mental health, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Education/training, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Step-free

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

Webber Street (London City Mission)

6-8 Webber Street

SE1 8QA

Phone: 020 7928 1677

Monday-Thursday: 9am-12pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm

List for showers taken on Monday (1 shower per week per male guest). Short Bible talk each morning - prayer and other spiritual help offered. Closed first Wednesday of each month. Not step-free.

Mental health, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Food, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Leisure facilities