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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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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

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

Asha Projects

13 Shrubbery Road, , ,

SW16 2AS

Phone: 020 8696 0023

Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm

Advice, help and referral for Asian women and children, and single women fleeing domestic violence. English, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Hindi and Bengali. Call for an appointment.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Outreach worker links, Legal advice

Barka UK (Reconnections Project)

, , ,

Phone: 0207 275 7768

Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (helpline – Polish, Russian, Romanian and English)

Offers Eastern European rough sleepers the opportunity to return home. Help with obtaining passports & transportation. Also information on employment, benefits, NI, the law, organisations supporting CEE migrants. Information on CEE Alcoholics Anonymous & Narcotics Anonymous groups. The helpline (0800 171 2926) is provided in Polish & English.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Drugs workers, Outreach worker links, Legal advice

Bethnal Green Legal Advice Clinic

University House, 104 Roman Road, ,

E2 0RN

Phone: 020 8980 4205

Monday & Wednesday: 10am-12pm (drop-in)
Tuesday & Wednesday: 5:30pm-7pm (drop-in)
Thursday: 6:30pm-8pm (drop-in)

Please arrive early. Covers employment and debt. More information from the website.

Benefits advice, Debt advice, Legal advice

Blackfriars Settlement Clinic

1 Rushworth Street, , ,

SE1 0RB

Phone: 020 7928 9521

Wednesday: 6:30pm-8pm

Covers housing and debt. Initial and written advice. Appointments only. Southwark residents only.

Accommodation/housing advice, Debt advice, Legal advice

Brixton Advice Centre

167 Railton Road, , ,

SE24 OLU

Phone: 020 7733 7554

Monday-Thursday: 10am-3pm (call into reception)

Specialist advice on welfare benefits, housing, employment and debt. Website has good info on homeless health services. All advice sessions are on a first come, first served basis.

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

Broken Rainbow

, , ,

Phone: 0300 999 5428/0800 999 5428

Monday & Thursday: 2pm-8pm
Wednesday: 10am-5pm

Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people experiencing domestic violence. 0300 numbers are billed as 01 and 02 landline numbers and are usually included in contract and package minutes; 0800 numbers are free from landlines and include in some mobile provider inclusive minutes. Also offer online chat via the website.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling, Medical/health, Legal advice

Camden C.A.B. Service Legal Advice

141a Robert Street, , ,

NW1 3QT

Phone: 0300 330 1157

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm

Covers immigration and nationality and employment.

Legal advice

Caveat Solicitors

363 Ripple Road, Barking, ,

IG11 9PN

Phone: 0203 249 1177

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-11:30am (free legal helpline - 020 3249 1179)

Free legal advice clinic on housing, homelessness, immigration etc. Freephone: 0800 050 9730.

Legal advice

CGL - Camden Community Drugs Service (Camden Town)

184 Royal College Street, Camden Town, ,

NW1 9NN

Phone: 020 7485 2722

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Monday & Thursday: 9:30am-8pm

Flexible, confidential treatment and support for adults in Camden with substance use issues. Drop in, phone or email camden.cdts@cri.cjsm.net for an appointment.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Legal advice

Clapton Community Drop-in

Round Chapel Old School Rooms, Powerscroft Road, ,

E5 0PU

Phone: 020 8533 9676

Sunday: 2:30pm-4pm
Wednesday: 12:30pm-3:30pm (Job Club)

Contact: coordinator.claptondropin@gmail.com. Friendly help to access services in the borough, particularly in relation to housing, benefits, JobCentre Plus, as well as health- and family-related issues. The Job Club is for anyone wanting support with maintaining their benefits, with support to access Universal Job Match, write a CV and apply for jobs. For information about the peer support programme for women or mental health support, phone, call in or check the website.

Mental health, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Food (free), Outreach worker links, Legal advice, Ex-offenders

Consonant

Berol House, 25 Ashley Road, ,

N17 9LJ

Phone: 020 7354 9631

Tuesday: 1:30pm-4pm (phone advice: 020 7402 6750)
Wednesday: 10am-12:30pm (phone advice: 020 7402 6750)
Tuesday: 10am-12:30pm (Derry House, Penfold St. NW8 8HJ)
Wednesday: 10:30am-12:30pm (Church Street Library)
Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm (legal advice: legal@consonant.org.uk; 020 7354 9631)

Immigration legal advice and representation, education and training, ESOL classes and much more for migrants in Westminster and Tottenham. Visit their website for the complete range of classes.

Advocacy, Legal advice, Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Debt advice, Education/training, Internet access, Medical/health

Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Spencer House, 29 Grove Hill Road, Harrow-On-The-Hill,

HA1 3BN

Phone: 020 7923 4020

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

Free advice to homeless people regarding homelessness decisions. Use the branch locator to find your nearest branch.

Legal advice

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

Enfield Evening Advice Service

c/o Enfield Foyer, 279?281 Fore Street, Edmonton,

N9 0PD

Phone: 0203 232 2135

Wednesday: 6pm-8pm (drop-in)

Initial legal advice, form-filling and guidance. Covers asylum, children, landlord & tenant issues, employment, debt, domestic violence, immigration, housing etc. Please arrive early.

Debt advice, Legal advice

Eritrean Community in the UK

The Holloway Neighbourhood Group (NHG), 84 Mayton Street, ,

N7 6QT

Phone: 020 7700 7995

Advice, information, support, advocacy and referral: education, training, employment/business start-ups, welfare rights, housing, immigration, health and culturally-based counselling etc.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Outreach worker links, Legal advice

Finsbury Park Mosque

7-11 St Thoms's Road, , ,

N4 2QH

Phone: 020 7424 5252

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 10:30am-1pm (women's group)
Monday & Wednesday: 5pm-7pm (karate for kids)
Thursday: 6pm-8pm (soup run - 7pm–9pm in summer)
Friday: 4pm-7pm (youth club for boys)
Saturday: 3pm-5pm (youth club for girls)
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-5pm (community meetings all day)

Registered charity serving the local Muslim community and the wider society in Islington and surrounding N London boroughs. Community centre which works with everyone to promote dialogue and understanding in our multicultural society.

Counselling, Education/training, Legal advice, Leisure facilities

Greenwich Migrant Hub

Woolwich Common Community Centre, Leslie Smith Square, ,

SE18 4DW

Phone: 07429031389

Tuesday: 10:30am-1:30pm

Drop-in advice centre offering free immigration, housing and domestic violence advice and a hot meal to vulnerable migrants in Greenwich and neighbouring boroughs.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Food (free), Legal advice, Step-free

Hackney Migrant Centre

St Mary's New Church Rooms, Spenley Walk, Stoke Newington Church Street,

N16 9ES

Phone: 07504332706

Wednesday: 10am-4pm

Free advice and support for refugees and migrants. Free immigration advice. First 40 visitors only; arrive early with documents or paperwork. info@hackneymigrantcentre.org.uk

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Legal 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 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

Iraqi Community Association

Unit 1 Cavell House, 233 Wood Lane, ,

W12 0HL

Phone: 0207 023 2650

Monday-Friday: 10am-5:30pm (Thursday phone only)

Advice and information for the Iraqi and Arab communities. Support and guidance for children and young people. Day centres for older people. Bilingual newsletter. Cultural and social activities.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Medical/health, Legal advice, Leisure facilities

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

115 Old Street, , ,

EC1V 9RT

Phone: 020 7553 7470

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10am-1pm (for people without documentation - 020 7553 7470)

Advice and legal help for immigrants. There may be charges. Please ring in advance. If you are in the UK without documentation and would like free and confidential legal advice, phone the specialist irregular migrant helpline.

Advocacy, Legal advice

Kingston University Community Legal Advice Clinic

Room 59, Kenry House, Kingston Law School, Kingston Hill, Kingston Upon Thames

KT2 7LB

Phone: 07708 312992

Tuesday: 5pm-7pm

Written advice and form-filling. Limited service outside term-time. Appointment only.

Accommodation/housing advice, Legal advice

Kiran - Asian Women's Aid

Waltham Forest Hub (Central) (Appointments only), 1 Russell Road, Leyton,

E10 7ES

Phone: 020 8558 1986

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Refuge accommodation, advice and support for Asian women experiencing domestic violence. Help with benefits, legal issues, housing, health and training. Works with women with children from the Indian sub-continent, and from Turkey, Iran, Morocco, Malaysia etc. Outreach and resettlement services, including outreach for children. Drop in, email (kiran.admin@kiranss.org.uk) or phone.

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