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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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Islington Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service (IYPDAS )

50 Isledon Road

N7 7LD

Phone: 020 7527 5099

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

A free, confidential service which offers one-to-one counselling, advice and information for drug and alcohol issues to young people in Islington up to the age of 21. Also offers group work, staff training and drug education, all free of charge. Please ring 0207 5275099 for more information or to make an appointment. Referrals can also be made over the phone or emailed to drugs@islington.gov.uk.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Outreach workers

Kairos Community Trust

235 Valley Road

SW16 2AF

Phone: 020 7277 6264

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

The Trust provides this abstinence-support hostel, plus three treatment services and a network of supported sober-living move-on houses across six London boroughs for single homeless people 18+ with drug and alcohol dependency who are committed to becoming clean and dry, and have low support needs. If no vacancies, placed on waiting list. Will help with claiming benefits, and getting ID and funding.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Drugs workers

Lambeth Drug & Alcohol Consortium

Lorraine Hewitt House, 12-14 Brighton Terrace, Brixton

SW9 8DG

Phone: 0203 228 1500

Community detox from drugs and alcohol, plus in-patient detox if appropriate for Lambeth people 18+. Free confidential service to all Lambeth residents aged 18 years and over

Needle exchange, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Benefits advice, Tenancy support, Outreach worker links, Ex-offenders

Lifeline Basis Substance Misuse Service

Royal Arsenal Medical Centre, 21 Arsenal Way, Woolwich

SE16 6TE

Phone: 020 3696 2640

Monday-Friday: 9am-4:30pm (later by appointment)

A unique, free and confidential substance misuse service in Greenwich. They work with those using cannabis; cocaine and party drugs; new psychoactive substances (NPS, formerly 'legal highs') and party drugs; steroids; alcohol (non-dependent); and 'chemsex'. Good inks to local social enterprises which offer training, volunteering and employment.

Alcohol workers, Art classes, Drugs workers, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Step-free, Leisure facilities, Education/training

London Irish Centre

50-52 Camden Square

NW1 9XB

Phone: 020 7916 2222

Has been providing welfare services, and social and cultural events for over 50 years. Ring for service times.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Music/drama

Missionaries of Charity (Gift of Love - for men)

112-116 St George's Road, Waterloo

SE1 6EU

Phone: 020 7620 1504

Friday-Wednesday: 9am-11am

Ring first. For single, homeless men (particularly rough sleepers) aged 25+ with low support needs, including those with no recourse to public funds. Health clinic alternate Tuesdays. Twice weekly AA meeting (one for Polish residents only). Nurse, mental health team and optician visits.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Food (free)

New Horizon Youth Centre

68 Chalton Street

NW1 1JR

Phone: 020 7388 5560

Monday: 2pm-4pm (alcohol support)
Monday-Sunday: 10:30am-4pm (showers, laundry, breakfast & lunch;10.30am-1pm advice)

For young (16-24) homeless people. Free lunch. Women-only groups. Mental health, life skills & advice, and employment/resettlement support. Sex worker project. Street outreach. Refugee worker. 7-day drop-in provision. First-time visitors should arrive outside the centre at 10.00am to make an appointment with the Advice team. Support with referrals into winter night shelters. Centre only closes 1-4 January.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

NEWway Project (Newham)

Bonny Downs Baptist Church, Darwell Close

E6 6BT

Phone: 07490983777

01 October to 30 April
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8:30am

Referral-only winter night shelter and year-round NEWday centre for homeless people in Newham, with extended Advocacy services and life-skills workshops. Office hours: Monday to Sunday, 9am-2:30pm.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Food (free), Laundry, Tenancy support, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Careers advice, Medical/health, Bathroom/showers, Internet access, Dentist, Counselling, Education/training, Outreach worker links

Quaker Homeless Action/Quaker Open Christmas

Admin: PO Box 7105, Poole, Dorset BH15 4DQ, Winter shelter: The American Church, 79A Tottenham Court Road,

W1T 4TD

Phone: 07833 123155

Winter Shelter:
23 December to 30 December
Monday: 3pm-9am
Tuesday-Monday: 9am-9am Open 24 hours. 3pm on 23 December until 10am on 30th December. There will be hot food and drinks, clothing, entertainment, mobile library, hairdressers, a food bank, showers, and all sorts of other services and resources available.
Monday: 11:30am-12:30pm (mobile library, 3rd week of month, Manna Centre)
Tuesday: 7pm-7:30pm (mobile library, alt. weeks at Lincoln’s Inn Fields)
Saturday: 10am-4pm (mobile library: The Passage, 10am–10.30am; The American Church, 11.15am–12pm; St Giles in the Fields, 2pm–4pm)

Quaker Homeless Action runs mobile libraries. The Christmas Shelter (24 beds, dry) provides breakfast and supper for up to 75. It closes at 10pm except for those who have been given a bed. Self referrals and referrals from Islington Outreach Forum agencies (inc. Islington DAAT, Whitaker Centre, Pilion Trust, New Horizon, Focus and Angel Drug Services) or others that can provide ongoing support. Phone to check vacancies.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Food (free), Foot care, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Leisure facilities

Recovery Intervention Service Ealing-Southall (RISE)

Saluja Clinic, 36A Northcote Avenue, Southall

UB1 2AY

Phone: 020 8843 5900

Monday-Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-7pm

Free and confidential service for people in Ealing provides assessment and short-term treatment, and helps individuals to access other support services. Helps people break a cycle of addiction to heroin, cocaine and new psychoactive substance, and alcohol. Specialist health care interventions, talking therapies, medication, community or residential detox and rehab. Get your key worker to refer you.

Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Counselling

Redbridge Assessment Centre

16 York Road, Ilford

IG1 3AD

Phone: 020 8911 7470

Sunday-Thursday: 7:30am-8:45am
Friday & Saturday: 7:30pm-9:15am
Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm (office hours)

Services only for people staying at the shelter. Some classes for residents and ex-residents only - ring first. Referral only from Redbridge Housing Team.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Internet access, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Leisure facilities

Remar Association UK

847 High Road, Leytonstone

E11 1HH

Phone: 020 8539 0452

Wednesday: 7:30pm-8:30pm (William IV St, Strand - hot drinks, biscuits and sandwiches)

Offers assistance for free to disadvantaged people and individuals suffering from drug or alcoholic addiction. 24-hour helpline: 0791 758 5056

Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Food (free)

Reset Outreach and Referral Service @ Providence Row

82 Wentworth Street

E1 7SA

Phone: 0800 802 1860, 020 7375 0020

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4pm Needle exchange and harm min

Reset Outreach and Referral Service offers linkage to substance misuse treatment, training and education about drugs and overdose and a harm reduction programme which provides one on one advice and supplies to people who use various substances, from opioids to performance enhancing drugs (steroids) to hormones. Call 0800 802 1860 for more info.

Needle exchange, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Sexual health, Outreach workers

SPEAR

89 Heath Road, Twickenham

TW1 4AW

Phone: 0208 288 6506

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm

Since 1987, SPEAR has offered services to thousands of homeless and vulnerable people in and around Richmond, successfully transforming lives and supporting many of their service users to the point that they have achieved total independence.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Drugs workers, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

Spires Centre

8 Tooting Bec Gardens

SW16 1RB

Phone: 020 8696 0943

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9am-10:30am (rough sleepers)
Tuesday: 10:30am-2pm (drop-in)
Wednesday: 10am-12pm (rough sleepers only)
Thursday: 9am-1pm (rough sleepers only)
Monday & Friday: 10:30am-1:30pm (women's space)

Drop-in, food, showers, clothing, resettlement advice, drug & alcohol support, health advice, medical and optician services and much more! Please contact Spires for adult education info and times.

Accommodation/housing advice, Medical/health, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers

Stoll

446 Fulham Road

SW6 1DT

Phone: 020 7385 2110

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (closed 12.30–1.30)
Wednesday: 4pm-7pm (drop-in alternative weeks - phone to check)

Stoll is the leading provider of supported housing for ex-servicemen and women. As well as housing, they provide life-changing support including employment training, advice, addiction services and health and wellbeing activities.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

Streetlytes

Dalgarno Community Center, 1 Webb Close, London

W10 5QB

Phone: 020 7603 7956

Monday: 6pm-9pm (drop-in, St Stephen’s Church, 1 Coverdale Rd, W12 8JJ)

Free hot meal, friendship and donated items. Open-ccess to anyone who is homeless or vulnerably housed, or who can't afford to pay for both food and housing.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Bedding, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Food (free), Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

Subwize Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service

The Vibe, 195-211 Becontree Avenue, Dagenham

RM8 2UT

Phone: 0300 303 4613

Confidential service for people under 21 with drug and alcohol issues. psychosocial interventions to encourage behavioural change and emotional change, one-to-one keyworking, trauma counselling and structured group work. Phone and find out how they can help you.

Counselling, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers

Thames Reach (Camden Spectrum)

Camden Spectrum, 6-8 Greenland Street

NW1 0ND

Phone: 020 7267 4937

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-7pm

Thames Reach is a London-based charity helping homeless and vulnerable people to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Its vision is to end street homelessness. Email CamdenSpectrum@thamesreach.org.uk

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Food (free), Internet access, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support, Leisure facilities

The Connection at St Martin in the Fields

12 Adelaide Street

WC2N 4HW

Phone: 020 7766 5544

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-1pm
Wednesday: 9am-12:30pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm (invite only)

Day and night centre, outreach for rough sleepers, skills training and career advice, activity programmes and specialist support for complex needs. For people aged 16+. Visit website to see their wide range of services.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Foot care, Internet access, Medical/health, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Step-free

The Doctor Hickey Surgery

Cardinal Hume Centre, 3 Arneway Street, Horseferry Road

SW1P 2BG

Phone: 020 7222 8593

Monday-Friday: 10am-12:30pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2pm-4pm

Wide range of medical and mental health services for people who are roofless, in hotels and hostels, squats and refuges, as well as shelters. In a serious emergency out of hours, phone 999.

Mental health, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Foot care, Medical/health, Sexual health

The Greenhouse

19 Tudor Road

E9 7SN

Phone: 020 8510 4490

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am-12:30pm (drop-in)
Thursday: 10am-1pm (drop-in for homeless E Europeans in Hackney)

Health services for men and women who are sleeping rough, have a drug or alcohol problem, poor mental health, or who are simply struggling to keep a roof over their head in Hackney. Medical services include registering with a doctor and TB screening. Specific advice for Eastern Europeans, including translation services. Step-free entrance, with a lift to access other floors.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Legal advice, Step-free

The Harbour

Community Link Team, 245 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton

SW9 8RR

Phone: 0207 095 1980

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday: 9:30am-1pm

One-to-one and group recovery support. Yoga/mindfulness, complementary therapies and support to access psychological services. Training, employment support. Cafe-style drop-in.

Tenancy support, Outreach worker links, Drugs workers, Alcohol workers, Leisure facilities, Education/training, Internet access, Counselling, Benefits advice

The Nehemiah Project

47 Tooting Bec Gardens, Streatham

SW16 1RF

Phone: 020 8773 7417

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Nehemiah runs a residential recovery programme for men with a history of addiction; it is abstinence-based and the three-month therapeutic course is compulsory. Enquiries 020 8773 7417, option 1, or email referrals@tnp.org.uk

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Ex-offenders

The Passage

St Vincent's Centre, Carlisle Place

SW1P 1NL

Phone: 020 7592 1850

Monday-Friday: 8am-12pm (for rough sleepers)
Monday-Friday: 12pm-2pm (lunch)
Monday-Friday: 2pm-6pm (appointments)
Monday-Friday: 4:30pm-6pm (verified rough sleepers)
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-12pm

For people aged 25+.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Foot care, Internet access, Medical/health, Tenancy support