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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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Casus Omissus - The Aberdeen Law Project

Ferryhill Community Centre, Albury Road, Aberdeen

AB11 6TN

Phone: 01224 272 434

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm
Thursday: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Initial advice, written advice, casework, representation and form-filling for residents of Scotland. Covers employment, housing, benefits etc.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Tenancy support, Legal advice

Edinburgh Cyrenians

Norton Park, 57 Albion Rd, Edinburgh

EH7 5QY

Phone: 0131 475 2354

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm

Advice, information and support phone helpline for people who are homeless, threatened with homelessness or struggling with addiction. Not a drop-in service - appointments by referral.

Advocacy, Drugs workers, Education/training, Outreach worker links, Legal advice

Scottish Child Law Centre

54 East Crosscauseway, Edinburgh

EH8 9HD

Phone: 0131 667 6333 (hotline all ages)

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-4pm (hotline)

Free legal advice service, by telephone, email and text message, on all aspects of Scots law relating to children and young people. All calls answered by fully qualified lawyers. 0800 328 8970 - free call for under 21s (landline); 0300 330 1421 - free call for under 21s (mobile).

Legal advice

Shelter Scotland - Edinburgh Community Hub

Scotiabank House, 6 South Charlotte St, Edinburgh

EH2 4AW

Phone: 0808 800 4444

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Information, advice, advocacy and representation for people facing homelessness or bad housing. We have advice online at shelterscotland.org/getadvice, and a free helpline for urgent cases open 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday on 0808 800 4444. Our Hubs operate drop-ins too, please check shelterscotland.org/edinburgh for times.

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

Street Legal

22 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

EH8 8AF

Phone: 0131 344 0825

Free legal advice and support to young people (up to the age of 26) who are either experiencing, or at risk of homelessness in Edinburgh.

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

University of Strathclyde Law Clinic

Room 844, Graham Hill Building, 40 George Street, Glasgow

G1 1BA

Phone: 014 1548 5995

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Monday: 6pm-7:30pm (drop-in 3rd wk of month)
Wednesday: 6pm-7:30pm (drop-in 1st wk of month)

Legal advice, written advice, casework, representation and form-filling for people who need assistance. Please phone to make sure you are eligible for support.

Advocacy, Benefits advice, Tenancy support, Legal advice