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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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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

Ashford Place Assessment Centre

60 Ashford Road, Cricklewood, ,

NW2 6TU

Phone: 020 8208 8590

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-5pm
Friday: 10:30am-5pm
Shelter:
01 January to 31 December
Wednesday: 2pm-4pm (drop-in. A place cannot be guaranteed, but accepted clients will be put on a waiting list. Referrals taken only 9am-5pm)

Rough sleeping outreach, floating support, health and wellbeing, alcohol and drugs treatment and much more. You are welcome to visit to make an appointment. Night shelter for single people in Brent open 365 days a year (25 spaces): for referral, phone 020 8208 8595.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Internet access, Laundry, Medical/health, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Tenancy support, Leisure facilities

Ashiana Network

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Phone: 020 8539 0427

Ashiana provides advice, support and safe housing for South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women experiencing domestic violence. In an emergency, please call 999.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling, Outreach workers

CGL - New Direction

410 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, ,

SE13 6LJ

Phone: 020 8314 5566

Tuesday: 1:30pm-5pm (open access)
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm (open access)

Integrated treatment for adults who have a problem with drug and alcohol use. Nurses, keyworkers, doctors and counsellors, plus a peer mentor programme. Gender-specific services. Complementary health services. NA, CA and SMART groups. For assessment, attend an open-access session. Accept referrals by phone or email on ND.Referrals@cgl.org.uk

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach workers

Divine Rescue

Thurlow Lodge, 1 Thurlow Street, ,

SE17 2US

Phone: 020 3489 1765

Monday-Friday: 9am-3:30pm
Wednesday: 6:30pm-8:30pm (music last Wed of month)

Work with homeless people and people with substance abuse issues. Help with hospital visits and bereavement, and support with detox. Their Christian mission is to touch and change lives one at a time.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Education/training, Food (free), Outreach workers

East European Advice Centre

Room 18, The Polish Centre, 238?246 King Street, ,

W6 9LP

Phone: 020 8741 1288

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-4:30pm (advice line)

Free, independent and impartial advice and casework to Eastern European migrants: homelessness prevention (Advice Line 0800 121 4226) and casework, employment rights campaign, outreach to elderly Eastern Europeans. West London boroughs only. Services in English and Polish; language support in Romanian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian and Hungarian with some notice. Appointments only - please ring first.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Outreach workers, Legal advice

Focus Homeless Outreach Team

4 Greenland Road, Camden Town, ,

NW1 0AS

Phone: 020 3317 6590

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Community mental health team offering support for single homeless people. Sessions in hostels and day centres. Referral generally by agency/hostel/GP, but self-referral is possible.

Mental health, Outreach workers

Groundswell Homeless Health Peer Advocacy

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

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

ICAS - Integrated Camden Alcohol Service

7-8 Early Mews, Arlington Road, Camden Town,

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).

Alcohol workers, Outreach workers

Islington Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service (IYPDAS )

50 Isledon Road, , ,

N7 7LD

Phone: 020 7527 5099

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

A free, confidential service which offers one-to-one counselling, advice and information for drug and alcohol issues to young people in Islington up to the age of 21. Also offers group work, staff training and drug education, all free of charge. Please ring 0207 5275099 for more information or to make an appointment. Referrals can also be made over the phone or emailed to drugs@islington.gov.uk.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Outreach workers

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

Newham Transitional Practice

The Centre Manor Park, 30 Church Rd, Manor Park,

E12 6AQ

Phone: 0208 553 7460

Monday-Friday: 8am-6:30pm
Map Website: http://

GP surgeries, practice nurses and homeless outreach nurses for those living in Newham. Outreach nurses: 07939 979198 or 07956 283748.

Medical/health, Outreach workers

Positive East

159 Mile End Road, Stepney, ,

E1 4AQ

Phone: 020 7791 2855

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm
Saturday: 11am-3pm (HIV testing only)

Community-based HIV charity provides practical and emotional support and advice for people living with or affected by HIV in E London. Free and confidential HIV tests across London. Their counselling and psychotherapy service provides free and confidential one-to-one support.

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

Quaker Homeless Action/Quaker Open Christmas

Admin: PO Box 7105, Poole, Dorset BH15 4DQ, Winter shelter: The American Church, 79A Tottenham Court Road, W1T 4TD,

W1T 4TD

Phone: 07833 123155

Winter shelter:
23 December to 02 January
Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am (open 24 hours)
Monday: 11:30am-12:30pm (mobile library, 3rd week of month, Manna Centre)
Tuesday: 7pm-7:30pm (mobile library, alt. weeks at Lincoln’s Inn Fields)
Saturday: 10am-4pm (mobile library: The Passage, 10am–10.30am; The American Church, 11.15am–12pm; St Giles in the Fields, 2pm–4pm)

Quaker Homeless Action runs mobile libraries. The Christmas Shelter (24 beds, dry) provides breakfast and supper for up to 75. It closes at 10pm except for those who have been given a bed. Self referrals and referrals from Islington Outreach Forum agencies (inc. Islington DAAT, Whitaker Centre, Pilion Trust, New Horizon, Focus and Angel Drug Services) or others that can provide ongoing support. Phone to check vacancies.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Food (free), Foot care, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Leisure facilities

Rape Crisis South London/Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

PO Box 383, Croydon, ,

CR9 2AW

Phone: 0208 683 3311

Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm (office)
Monday-Sunday: 12pm-2:30pm (helpline, 365 days a year)
Monday-Sunday: 7pm-9:30pm helpline, 365 days a year)

Helpline: 0808 802 9999 All woman independent organisation supporting women and girls aged 14+ who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives and who live and/or work in south London. Face-to-face counselling in Croydon, Kingston, Bexley and Southwark, Freephone National Rape Crisis Helpline, advocacy for women/girls who have reported or are considering reporting to the police, and an outreach worker specialising in homelessness and prostitution.

Advocacy, Counselling, Outreach workers

SHP

245 Gray's Inn Road, , ,

WC1X 8QY

Phone: 020 7520 8660

Monday-Sunday: 9am-5pm

Provides innovative accommodation and support services to 3,000 of London's most vulnerable people. To discuss referral, call 020 7520 8660.

Accommodation/housing advice, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Debt advice, Education/training, Internet access, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

SPEAR

89 Heath Road, Twickenham, ,

TW1 4AW

Phone: 0208 288 6506

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm

Since 1987, SPEAR has offered services to thousands of homeless and vulnerable people in and around Richmond, successfully transforming lives and supporting many of their service users to the point that they have achieved total independence.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Drugs workers, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

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

St Cuthbert's Centre

The Philbeach Hall, 51 Philbeach Gardens, Earl's Court,

SW5 9EB

Phone: 020 7835 1389

Monday-Friday: 11:30am-3pm (internet access & wi-fi)
Tuesday & Thursday: 10:45am-12:45pm (computer skills)
Monday: 11:30am-2:30pm (art & crafts)
Tuesday: 1pm-3pm (knitting group)

For all vulnerable people in the Earl's Court area.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Counselling, Food, Internet access, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

St Mungo's (was Broadway Day Centre)

13 Market Lane, , ,

W12 8EZ

Phone: 020 8735 5810

Monday: 10am-12pm (nurse & podiatry services)
Wednesday & Friday: 10:30am-12pm (rough sleeper service)
Wednesday: 10am-12pm (optician and once a month Hep C clinic)
Thursday: 10am-12pm (nurse)
Friday: 10am-12pm (acupuncture)

The service has changed. Health services are available on a drop-in basis, as is access to the local outreach team. The recovery college offers courses such as music, art, IT, chi gung, script writing and Hearing Voices. Please call 020 8735 5833 for information on the prospectus.

Mental health, Art classes, Clothing store, Education/training, Foot care, Medical/health, Music/drama, Outreach workers

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