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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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Ace of Clubs

St Alphonsus Rd, Clapham

SW4 7AS

Phone: 020 7720 2811

Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm

Open-access day centre for homeless, vulnerable and 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

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

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

Crisis Christmas

66 Commercial Street

E1 6LT

Phone: 0300 636 1967

Winter shelter/Crisis at Christmas:
23 December to 29 December
Monday: 11am-9pm
Tuesday-Sunday: 9am-9pm

Crisis at Christmas provides food, good cheer and great company. Take part in fun and relaxing activities and get one-to-one advice to find your way out of homelessness. Day Centre addresses (23 – 29 December only: North London Day Centre (Westminster Kingsway College, 211 Grays Inn Row, WC1X 8RA), East London Day Centre (The City Academy, Hackney, Homerton Row, E9 6EA), West London Day Centre (Kensington Aldridge Academy, 1 Silchester Road, W10 6EX), South London Centre (City of London Academy, Lynton Road, SE1 5LA), and Croydon Centre (Harris Invictus Academy Croydon, 88 London Road, CR0 2TB).

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Outreach worker links, Leisure facilities, Foot care, Mental health, Medical/health, Music/drama, Drugs workers, Legal advice, Food, Alcohol workers, Tenancy support

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

Holy Trinity Brompton

Queen's Gate (St Augustine's)

SW7 5LP

Phone: 020 7590 8248

Wednesday: 9am-12pm

Wed only: 9am–12:00pm. Glass Door casework support, Crosslight debt advice, computers/printers, clothing repairs and pastoral support. Appointment only - book on arrival. Breakfast & clothing available to those with an appointment with one of these services.

Mental health, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Clothing store

New Horizon Youth Centre

68 Chalton Street

NW1 1JR

Phone: 020 7388 5560

Monday: 2pm-3:30pm (alcohol support)
Monday-Sunday: 10:30am-3:30pm (showers, laundry, breakfast & lunch;10.30am-1pm advice)
Day centre
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:30am-3:30pm

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. Our day centre is currently open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10:30am and 3.30pm.

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

North London Action for the Homeless

St Paul's Church Hall, Stoke Newington Rd

N16 7UE

Phone: 07745227135

Monday: 12pm-1:30pm During Covid-19 pandemic all food is take-away.
Wednesday: 7pm-8:30pm During Covid-19 pandemic all food is take-away.

Free three-course vegetarian meal, and tea or coffee. Take-away food and clothing upon request. Visits from Health Access Worker. East European outreach workers.

Clothing store, Food (free), Medical/health, Outreach worker links

St Giles' Trust

Georgian House, 64-68 Camberwell Church Street

SE5 8JB

Phone: 0207 708 8000

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-12:30pm

Supports ex-offenders.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Internet access, Outreach worker links

Streets2Homes

2a Wych Elm, Harlow, Essex

CM20 1QP

Phone: 01279 430011

Monday-Friday: 8:45am-2pm (day centre - breakfast from 8.45)
Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (appointments)

Social contact and access to housing and employment advice, health services, food & clothing, and general guidance. Links with a wide range of agencies and organisations to access appropriate help. The day centre provides shower facilities, clean clothes, food etc. as well as advice, support and practical help. Ring or email streets2homes@streets2homes.co.uk for more info.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Clothing store, Food, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Bathroom/showers

Thames Reach (Camden Spectrum)

Camden Spectrum, 6-8 Greenland Street

NW1 0ND

Phone: 020 7267 4937

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-7pm

Thames Reach is a London-based charity helping homeless and vulnerable people to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Its vision is to end street homelessness. Email CamdenSpectrum@thamesreach.org.uk

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Food (free), Internet access, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support, Leisure facilities

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

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

Whitechapel Mission

212 Whitechapel Road

E1 1BJ

Phone: 020 7247 8280

Monday-Friday: 7:30am-9:30am The Mission daycentre. Free breakfast 7-9am.

The Mission daycentre is open Mon-Sun from 6am. Mon-Fri 7:30am-9.30am showers available on appointment basis. Free breakfast 7-9am. We have take-away food parcels and clothing parcels. Haircuts every third Wed, next date is18 Nov. Mon-Fri from 9am advice worker available for questions on benefits, accommodation, night shelters and even Zoom interviews.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Food, Internet access, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support

WLM Seymour Place

134-136 Seymour Place

W1U 2QJ

Phone: 020 7569 5900

Monday-Friday: 8:45am-10am (rough sleepers' drop-in)
Monday-Friday: 10am-11:30am (drop-in - hostel residents join)
Monday-Thursday-Friday: 11:45am-12:45pm (advice - appointments only)
Monday & Thursday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (drop-in for those with tenancies)

Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Counselling, Food, Internet access, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support

Glasgow City Mission

20 Crimea Street, Glasgow

G2 8PW

Phone: 0141 221 2630

Monday-Friday: 10am-8pm Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Drop In: Mon – Fri, 10am – 8pm. Breakfast: 10am – 12:30pm, lunch: 1 – 4pm & dinner: 6 – 7:30pm. Our Urban café is open for music lessons and college classes. We are also working with some guests to get them into employment. Our counselling service is operating in Crimea Street and some activities continue online. Nursery available.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Careers advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Leisure facilities, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support, Step-free, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food, Medical/health, Advocacy

Glasgow Council on Alcohol

14 North Claremont St, Glasgow

G3 7LE

Phone: 0141 353 1800

Monday-Thursday: 9am-9pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm
Friday: 9am-5pm

GCA is an accredited counselling service and provides individual, free and confidential counselling for people experiencing alcohol-related difficulties and those affected by someone else's alcohol use. Drop in any time during opening hours. Freephone helpline: 0808 802 9000

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Outreach worker links, Step-free

Streetwork Crisis Centre

22 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

EH8 8AF

Phone: 0131 557 6055

Monday-Friday: 7am-8pm (drop-in)
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-5pm (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, Debt advice, Internet access, Laundry, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Step-free, Advocacy, Counselling, Food (free), Tenancy support

The Marie Trust

32 Midland Street, Glasgow

G1 4PR

Phone: 0141 221 0169 (option 2)

Monday-Friday: 7:30pm-11pm (food collection)

Day service for people affected by homelessness/poverty. Offers low-cost breakfast and lunch, as well as a range of classes and activities. Call for activities. Most services currently suspended - Free food avaialble on weeknights.

Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Food, Foot care, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support