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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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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

Glasgow City Mission

20 Crimea Street, Glasgow

G2 8PW

Phone: 0141 221 2630

Monday-Friday: 10am-10pm
Saturday: 4pm-8pm
Monday-Friday: 7:30pm-10pm drop-in

One-to-one help and advice for everyone. Call to arrange one-to-one support. Drop-in from 7:30pm - 10pm. Multiple activities and services: check website for the full Guide to Services: https://bit.ly/2IiYgQd

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Leisure facilities, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support, Step-free, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food, 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

Simon Community Scotland (Rough Sleepers and Vulnerable People Service)

472 Ballater Street, Glasgow

G5 0QW

Phone: 0141 418 6984 (see below)

Monday-Sunday: 8am-11pm (street outreach)
Monday-Sunday: 8am-8pm (crisis response)
Monday-Sunday: 9am-8pm (planned intervention)
Monday-Sunday: 10am-6pm (The Hub, London Road)
Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am (freephone)

A service for people who are experiencing homelessness and other difficulties and need consistent, long-term support. Street Outreach Freephone: 0800 027 7466. Phone numbers: 0141 418 6984 for Complex Needs, 0141 552 4230 for the Street Team and 0141 552 4164 for the Information Hub.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

Spittal Street Clinic (Edinburgh Access Practice)

22-24 Spittal St, Edinburgh

EH3 9DU

Phone: 0131 240 2810

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-5pm (closed 12.45-13.45)
Wednesday: 10am-5pm (closed 12.45-13.45)
Monday: 9am-11:30am (dentist drop-in)
Friday: 9am-11am (dentist drop-in)
Monday: 2pm-3:30pm (dentist drop-in)
Wednesday: 1:45pm-5pm (opens late every 4th Wed)

Wide range of services including drop-in NE, outreach services for heroin users, methadone prescribing, sexual health and HIV advice.

Mental health, Dentist, Foot care, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Outreach workers

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