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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

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

PopLaw Legal Advice Clinic

The Idea Store, Chrisp Street, 1 Vesey Path, East India Dock Road

E14 6BT

Phone: 020 7364 4332

Tuesday: 6pm-8pm (appointments only)

Covers debt, employment, housing, benefits etc. Initial advice, written advice and form-filling. For residents of Tower Hamlets. More info from the website.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Tenancy support, Legal advice

The Salvation Army (Laurieston Centre)

39 South Portland Street, Glasgow, ,

G5 9JL

Phone: 0141 429 6533

Map Website: http://

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Sexual health, Tenancy support

999 Club (Deptford Centre)

21 Deptford Broadway, , ,

SE8 4PA

Phone: 020 8694 5797

Winter shelter:
24 September to 31 March
Monday-Sunday: 6:30pm-8:30am
Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm (9–10.30am for rough sleepers only)
Tuesday: 9am-12pm (mental health professionals)
Wednesday: 9am-12pm (GP & signposting)
Thursday: 9am-12pm (nurse practitioner)

Warm and welcoming environment to anyone who is homeless. Learn new skills, find work and housing and reconnect to family and friends. Open-access sessions where people can access specialist advice on housing and benefits. Learning and activities programme and specialist healthcare services. Winter shelter referrals via agencies of the 999 Club Gateway Centre. 21+, dry, 30 spaces.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Education/training, Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Medical/health, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-offenders

Albert Kennedy Trust (London)

Unit 203, Hatton Square Business Centre, 16/16a Baldwins Gardens,

EC1N 7RJ

Phone: 020 7831 6562

Monday-Friday: 10am-4:30pm

Supports LGBT 16-25-year-olds who are homeless or living in a hostile or violent environment because they have come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans to their parents or care giver.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Education/training, 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

Assisted Homes CIC

453 High Road, Wood Green, ,

N22 8JD

Phone: 0208 889 1119

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Assisted Homes recognizes that people suffering from homelessness often need more than just a roof over their heads. The floating support provides a platform for the service users to make the transition to independent living as smoothly as possible.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Tenancy support, Step-free

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

Cardinal Hume Centre

3?7 Arneway St, Horseferry Rd, ,

SW1P 2BG

Phone: 020 7227 1673

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:15am-4:30pm (closed 1–2pm)
Wednesday: 9:15am-7pm (closed 1–2pm)

Enables people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness. Works with homeless young people, badly-housed families and others in need. Spanish (Wed) and Arabic (Friday) speakers by appointment.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Internet access, Medical/health, Tenancy support

Colchester Emergency Night Shelter

39-41 Alexandra Road, Colchester, Essex,

CO3 3DF

Phone: 01206 549885; 01206 805324

Monday-Saturday: 7:15pm-9am
Sunday: 12:30pm-9am

Temporary accommodation and support for single homeless people 18 and over. Respite and support with signposting to other agencies, help finding permanent accommodation, benefits and health.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Education/training, Food, Internet access, Laundry, Tenancy support

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

Enfield and Haringey Homeless Respite, All People All Places

N8 & EN2, , ,

December to April
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8am

Daytime casework (housing, benefits, health) and advocacy all year. From December to March, there is overnight respite offering evening meal, bed and breakfast, but it is recommended that you apply for a place before December to get on the list/waiting list: info@allpeopleallplaces.org. Email contact 7 days per week. Response often immediate, always same day and within 24 hours. Day centre operates 4 or 5 days per week. All enquiries by email.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Laundry, Music/drama, Tenancy support

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

Herts Young Homeless (HYH)

1st Floor, Gracemead House, Woods Avenue, Hatfield,

AL10 8HX

Phone: 03333 202 384

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (appointments for advice)

Aims to prevent homelessness, and support young people, those in crisis and individuals at risk of becoming homeless, mainly people 16-24. Mediation, education and other specialist prevention services, advice, support etc. 18+ Hub for housing, money and benefits advice. Nightstop for emergency short-term accommodation. Advice line: 0844 833 0933.

Advocacy, Counselling, Education/training, Benefits advice, Accommodation/housing advice, Tenancy support

Homeless Action in Barnet (HAB)

36b Woodhouse Road, , ,

N12 0RG

Phone: 020 8446 8400


Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm (rough sleepers only)
Wednesday: 9am-12pm (women\'s group)
Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm (drop-in)

Works together as equals with people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness to enable them to take control of their lives, obtain a suitable home and maintain their tenancy.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Food, Tenancy support

Joel Night Shelter

Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness, St Peter's Church Hall, London Rd, Kingston

KT2 6QL

Phone: 0208 255 7400

01 February to 14 March
Monday-Sunday: 7pm-9am (night shelter)
Tuesday: 8:30am-9:30am (conflict resolution)
Tuesday: 10am-1pm (art group)
Thursday: 10am-2pm ('cook and eat' programme)
Monday-Friday: 10am-1pm (drop-in advice)

Referrals primarily via Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness (020 8255 7400), which is next door. Supports primarily single people with a local connection to Kingston who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or who are experiencing serious problems with private landlords. They help solve housing problems and improve the quality of people's lives.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure facilities, Luggage storage, Tenancy support

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

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Housing Options Team

John Smith House, Bevan Avenue, Barking,

IG11 9LL

Phone: 020 8215 3002

Monday-Friday: 8am-8pm

"The primary focus of the team is to provide you with advice and assistance that will help you maintain your tenancy and prevent homelessness."

Accommodation/housing advice, Tenancy support

Marylebone Centre (Church Army)

1-5 Cosway St, , ,

NW1 5NR

Phone: 020 7262 3818

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-1:30pm (rough sleepers' drop-in)
Monday: 10:30am-11:30am (drama)
Monday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (M’lebone Proj newsletter)
Tuesday: 10am-12pm (open access; clothing for rough sleepers only)
Tuesday & Friday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (healthy eating; kitchen skills)
Wednesday: 8am-9am (running club)
Wednesday: 9am-12pm (Women into Work 1:1; advice)
Wednesday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (Women into Work group)
Thursday: 9am-3pm (life coaching 1:1)
Thursday & Friday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (Westminster Adul Education Service – IT, reading, writing)
Friday: 10am-12pm (ESOL for beginners)

Female-only project. Two hostels with 112 single beds and a day centre with a rough sleepers' drop-in. Activities programme for residents and day centre users. Lift for people with mobility problems to access the day centre.

Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Music/drama, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Step-free, Leisure facilities

Newham Homeless Persons Unit

, , ,

Phone: 020 8430 2000

Monday-Friday: 8am-8pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm

Outside office hours, phone 020 8472 9624. Minicom: 020 8430 2412. See the website for details of your local office.

Accommodation/housing advice, Tenancy support

NEWway Project (Newham)

Bonny Downs Baptist Church, Darwell Close, ,

E6 6BT

Phone: 07772 604222

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

Referrals from Newham Council's Street Population Outreach Team. 18+; dry; mixed; 15 spaces. Must have connection with Newham.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Food (free), Laundry, Tenancy support

Redbridge Council Housing Advice Centre

17-23 Clements Road, Ilford, ,

IG1 1AG

Phone: 020 8708 4002


Monday-Friday: 9am-1pm (personal visits)
Monday-Friday: 9am-4:45pm (phone calls)

Outside office hours, phone 020 8553 5825. In an emergency during office hours, the duty manager 020 8708 4007 will take call if main numbers are busy.

Accommodation/housing advice, Tenancy support

Richmond Legal Advice Service

Holy Trinity Church, Sheen Pk, Richmond,

TW9 1UP

Phone: 020 8891 2105

Tuesday: 8pm-9:30pm (drop-in, Holy Trinity Church, Sheen Pk, TW9 1UP)

Covers children, domestic violence, employment, housing, benefits etc.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Tenancy support, Legal advice

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