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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!

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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. 18+, dry, 25 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 7222 1602 (reception)

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-3:30pm
Friday: 12:30pm-3:30pm

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. For the advice team, call: 020 7227 1673. For family services and learning services hours, call 020 7222 1602.

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, respite & support for single homeless people 18+. Signposting, help with permanent accommodation, benefits & health.

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

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

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: info@allpeopleallplaces.org.

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

Glass Door Homeless Charity

155a Kings Road, Chelsea

SW3 5TX

Phone: 020 7351 4948

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9am-2pm (Chelsea Methodist Church)
Winter shelter
04 November to 05 April
Monday-Sunday: 8pm-7am (please come to the day centre or phone to see if there are vacancies)
Wednesday & Friday: 9am-2pm (St Augustine's Church)
Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm (Ace of Clubs)
Monday-Thursday: 9am-11am (Vineyard Community Centre)
Tuesday: 12:30pm-3pm (The Yard, Putney)

Glass Door runs London’s largest emergency winter night shelter, providing men and women a safe, warm place to sleepfrom November to April. Individuals affected by homelessness also access advice, food, showers and laundry facilities year-round from drop-in day centres that work in partnership with the charity.

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Tenancy support, Advocacy, Benefits 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

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 (free breakfast until 10.30, cheap meal - £1.50 - 12.00-1.30)

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 Drug & Alcohol Consortium

Lorraine Hewitt House, 12-14 Brighton Terrace, Brixton

SW9 8DG

Phone: 0203 228 1500

Community detox from drugs and alcohol, plus in-patient detox if appropriate for Lambeth people 18+. Free confidential service to all Lambeth residents aged 18 years and over

Needle exchange, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Benefits advice, Tenancy support, Outreach worker links, Ex-offenders

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

John Smith House, Bevan Avenue, Barking

IG11 9LL

Phone: 020 8724 8323

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

You can also email housingadviceservice@lbbd.gov.uk.

Accommodation/housing advice, Tenancy support

London Borough of Newham

Phone: 020 8430 2000

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Outside office hours, phone 020 8472 9624. Minicom: 020 8430 2412.

Accommodation/housing advice, Tenancy support

London Borough of Redbridge

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

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

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

Richmond Legal Advice Service

Holy Trinity Church, Sheen Pk, Richmond

TW9 1UP

Phone: 020 8891 2105

Tuesday: 8pm-9:30pm

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

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

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

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, Foot care, Dentist, Tenancy support, Benefits advice