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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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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

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

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

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

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

The Manna Centre

12 Melior Street

SE1 3QP

Phone: 020 7357 9363

Tuesday: 10am-1pm (chiropodist 1st & 3rd wks)
Tuesday: 9:30am-12pm (mental health surgery)
Wednesday: 10am-1pm (osteopath)
Thursday: 9:30am-1pm (DWP surgery)
Sunday: 10:30am-11:30am (clothing store, 2nd, 3rd & last of month, Oct–May)
Thursday: 9:30am-1pm (health advice for refugees)
Monday-Friday: 10:30am-1pm (access to computers)
Monday & Friday: 9:30am-1pm (nurse)
Monday & Wednesday: 10am-11am (clothing store, by ticket only)
Monday: 9am-1pm (nurse)

Open-access day centre open 7 days a week. Daily services include breakfast & lunch, showers and housing & welfare advice. All services are free.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Medical/health, Tenancy support, Step-free

The Manna Project

St Stephen's, 17 Canonbury Road

N1 2DF

Phone: 020 7226 5369

Tuesday: 7pm-9pm
Friday: 9am-11am
Wednesday: 1pm-3pm

Drop-in offering food, showers, laundry (£1), pool, table tennis, singing, art, poetry and gardening, alongside targeted keywork.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Step-free, Leisure facilities

Waterloo Legal Advice Service

Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road

SE1 7AA

Phone: 020 7261 1404

Thursday: 6:30pm-7:30pm (drop-in - doors open at 6pm)

Covers children, crime, domestic violence, education, employment, family, housing, immigration etc. Written advice, casework, initial advice and form-filling.

Accommodation/housing advice, Tenancy support

Zacchaeus 2000 Trust

34 Grosvenor Gardens

SW1W 0DH

Phone: 020 7259 0801 or 020 8964 0961

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm (advice, by appointment)

Advice and representation to those in debt with essential household bills (ie, council tax, rent and fuel bills) and those who need help with claiming benefits or fighting claims for overpayments. At Beethoven Centre, Third Ave, W10 4JL: advice and support to those whose housing costs have been affected by welfare reform. Tenancy support, inc deposit guarantees, to those struggling to access accommodation in the private rented sector.

Benefits advice, Debt advice, Tenancy support, Legal advice