Established 2005 Registered Charity No. 1110656

Scottish Charity Register No. SC043760

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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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Fresh Start

22-24 Ferry Road Drive, Edinburgh

EH4 4BR

Phone: 0131 476 7741

Helps people who have been homeless get established in their new home with practical and social support. Each year Fresh Start helps thousands of new tenants. Please phone for opening hours.

Advocacy, Leisure facilities, Tenancy support

Health in Mind

40 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh

EH2 4RT

Phone: 0131 225 8508

Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-4:30pm

A range of mental health and wellbeing services for people with housing and mental health support needs. You can self-refer to most services directly or ask your GP to refer you. Counselling; support for people from minority ethnic communities; combatting isolation by connecting people; art therapy; suicide prevention; support with substance misuse; health information; training and more - check website for details.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling, Tenancy support, Art classes, Education/training

Rock Trust (Albany St)

55 Albany St, Edinburgh

EH1 3QY

Phone: 0131 557 4059

Monday-Friday: 8:45am-5pm (drop-in 9.00-12.00)
Monday: 4pm-7pm (cooking group)
Tuesday & Wednesday: 4pm-7pm (drop-in)

Advises, educates and supports young people. Enables them to build the personal skills and resources required to make a positive and healthy transition to adulthood, while avoiding or moving on from homelessness. Not SF.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Counselling, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Laundry, Tenancy support