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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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Camden C.A.B. Service Legal Advice

141a Robert Street

NW1 3QT

Phone: 0300 330 1157

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm (advice line)

Covers immigration, nationality & employment

Legal advice

Caveat Solicitors

1st Fl, 11-13 Uxbridge Road, Barking

W12 8LH

Phone: 0203 249 1177

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-11:30am (free legal helpline - 020 3249 1975)

Free legal advice on housing, homelessness, immigration etc. Contact them or email on helpline@caveatsolicitors.com.

Legal advice

Eritrean Community in the UK

The Holloway Neighbourhood Group (NHG), 84 Mayton Street

N7 6QT

Phone: 020 7700 7995

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

Advice, info, support, advocacy & referral: education, training, employment, welfare rights, housing, immigration, health, culturally-based counselling etc.

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

Greenwich Migrant Hub

Woolwich Common Community Centre, Leslie Smith Square

SE18 4DW

Phone: 07429031389

Tuesday: 10:30am-1:30pm

Drop-in centre for free immigration, housing & domestic violence advice, and a hot meal to 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 immigration advice & support for refugees & migrants. Arrive early with documents or paperwork (40 visitors only). info@hackneymigrantcentre.org.uk

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Legal advice

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 & info for Iraqi & Arab communities. Support & guidance for young people. Day centre for older people. Cultural & 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

Advice & legal help. There may be charges. Ring first. If you have no documentation & would like free legal advice, phone the specialist irregular migrant helpline (020 7553 7470).

Advocacy, 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

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

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

Notre Dame Refugee Centre

Maison Pierre Chanel, 16 Leicester Square

WC2H 7LE

Phone: 020 7440 2669

Friday: 10:30am-1:30pm (immigration advice - 0207 440 2669)

Immigration advice for refugees & asylum seekers.

Legal advice

Plumstead Community Law Centre

36 Wellington Street, Woolwich

SE18 6PE

Phone: 020 8854 8848

Monday: 11am-12:30pm (drop in – employment advice, 36 Wellington St, SE18 6PF)
Tuesday: 10am-1pm (phone advice – employment & benefits)
Thursday: 10am-12pm (phone advice – immigration)

Advice, casework & representation for welfare benefits, employment and immigration matters for people who live, work or study in Greenwich. Works closely with other local social welfare agencies. Outreach services at other venues.

Benefits advice, Legal advice

Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre

Legal Advice Centre, School of Law, Mile End Road

E1 4NS

Phone: 020 7882 3931

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (remote appointments)

By appointment only; term-time only. Asylum, domestic violence, employment, family issues, immigration, LGBT hate crime etc. Pink law gives free advice to the LGBT community. Please leave a brief message for a reply within 3 days. Opening times: 9-5pm Monday to Friday, with drop in clinic - NOW OFFERING REMOTE APPOINTMENTS DUE TO COVID-19.

Legal advice

Royal Connections

The Hub Studios, 90 Monier Road (off Wick Lane), Bow

E3 2ND

Phone: 0300 111 1111

Sunday: 4pm-6pm (hot meal on 4th Sunday of the month)

Christian charity dedicated to helping people who need help. Works with other local organisations.

Accommodation/housing advice, Barber, Careers advice, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Medical/health, Legal advice

Waterloo Legal Advice Service

Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road

SE1 7AA

Phone: 020 7261 1404

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

Counselling, Legal advice, Tenancy support, Accommodation/housing 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

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

Brighton Housing Trust (BHT)

144 London Road, Brighton

BN1 4PH

Phone: 01273 645400

BHT works in Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings, with additional services in Wealden and Lewes districts, as well as elsewhere in Sussex. Its mission is ?combating homelessness, creating opportunities, promoting change?. There are too many projects to list, so please visit their website for further info.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Dentist, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Foot care, Laundry, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Leisure facilities

Rylease

102?116 Windmill Road, Croydon

CR0 2XQ

Phone: 0207 9938498

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm

Supports and offers supported housing to BAME women who have been through the criminal justice system, or are homeless or fleeing domestic violence. Helps with education and employment, health and benefits.

Accommodation/housing advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Outreach worker links, Legal advice