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July-August 2021 : Know Your Rights READ ONLINE

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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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Advicenow

Independent website providing up-to-date info on rights & legal issues.

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

Against Forced Marriages

Phone: 0800 141 2994

Monday & Thursday: 10:30am-4:30pm

Confidential helpline to support people who fear being pressured into a forced marriage or are already in one. Information and support every step of the way. Advice in Urdu and English. Male victims are welcome to call. The helpline is FREE. Outside helpline hours, leave a message and you will be contacted. In an emergency, call 999.

Counselling, Legal advice

Brook

Phone: 0800 018 5023

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Free sexual health advice & helpline for under 25s, including information on your rights, and facts about sex and sexually-transmitted infections. You can find your nearest centre via the website ('Find a Service'). If you need to speak to someone outside Brook opening times please contact the Sexual Healthline on 0300 123 7123. If you need urgent medical advice please contact NHS 111 by dialling 111, or NHS 24 (Scotland) on 08454 242424.

Medical/health, Sexual health, Legal advice

Citizens Advice Bureau

Free information and advice on legal, financial and other problems. Go to the website to find your nearest branch.

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

Each

Phone: 0808 1000 143

Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (helpline)

Helpline and support for young people affected by homophobic bullying. Email: info@each.education

Advocacy, Counselling, Legal advice

Galop

Phone: 0800 999 5428

Monday & Tuesday: 10am-4pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 10am-7:30pm
Friday: 10am-4pm

The LGBT+ anti-violence charity. Offers support for LGBTQ+ people xperiencing hate crime, sexual violence or transphobia. Online chat and free helpine available.

Legal advice, Counselling, Sexual health, Mental health, Medical/health

LawWorks

To find your local legal advice clinic, go to the website and type in your postcode, city or town, and search according to the area of law.

Legal advice

MIND

Phone: 0300 123 3393

Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm

Advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. info@mind. org.uk Legal support: 0300 466 6463; legal@mind.org.uk Textline has been closed - please text SHOUT on 85258

Mental health, Advocacy, Legal advice

My Life, My Choices (St Mungo's)

'My Life, My Choices: telling people what matters to me at the end of my life' will help you discuss your rights and treatment. Where would you like to be cared for? Do you want to appoint someone to speak on your behalf? Answers to some of the questions you may have.

Medical/health, Advocacy, Legal advice

Nacro

Phone: 020 7840 1212

Tackles social exclusion and re-integrates offenders. Go to their online Resettlement Service Finder for info on housing, employment, substance misuse etc. Info and advice for ex-offenders, their families and people working with them: 020 7840 1212; helpline@nacro.org.uk.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Legal advice, Leisure facilities

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

Phone: 0800 999 5428

Monday & Thursday: 10am-8pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10am-5pm
Friday: 1pm-5pm
Tuesday: 1pm-5pm (trans specific service)

For LGBT+ people who have experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse. Supports lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.

Advocacy, Legal advice

Prisoners' Advice Service (PAS)

PO Box 46199, EC1M 4XA

Phone: 020 7253 3323

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am-5pm (advice line, closed 1pm–2pm)

Free legal advice and support to adult prisoners through a telephone advice line, letters clinic and legal outreach sessions.

Advocacy, Legal advice

Rape Crisis (England & Wales)

Phone: 0808 802 9999

Monday-Sunday: 12pm-2:30pm
Monday-Sunday: 7pm-9:30pm

Basic information so survivors of sexual violence can access the relevant services in England and Wales. See also http://www.rcne.com/ for Rape Crisis Europe; and http://www.rcni.ie/ for Rape Crisis Ireland.

Advocacy, Counselling, Medical/health, Sexual health, Legal advice

Release (drug & legal helpline)

Phone: 020 7324 2989

Monday-Friday: 11am-1pm (drugs helpline - 0845 4500 215)
Monday-Friday: 2pm-4pm (drugs helpline)

Specialist advice on drugs and drugs law. Information on your rights on arrest. Complete the web form, ring or email ask@release.org.uk Helpline 0845 4500 215 ask@release.org.uk (open 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm, Monday-Friday)

Advocacy, Legal advice

The Mix

Phone: 0808 808 4994

Monday-Sunday: 11am-11pm (helpline & webchat)

Free connections to local and national services and sources of help for young people. Phone, text (80849) or email via the website.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Legal advice