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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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The Pilion Trust

60 Lough Rd , 39-41 North Road

N7 8FE

Phone: 020 7700 2498

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 2pm-5pm (outreach worker available at Margins, Union Chapel)

Works with people who have been affected by drugs, alcohol and mental health.

Mental health, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

U-Turn Recovery Project

299 Brockley Road

SE4 2SA

Phone: 020 8694 6125

Friendly residential recovery centre. Complete the self-referral form on the website or ask your key worker to help you, and they'll get back to you. As well as a seven-step recovery programme, they have cooking lessons, gym visits, sports afternoons, and help with your CV. One-to-one and group sessions, and support to move on to independent living.

Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Careers advice, Leisure facilities, Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers

Veterans Aid

40 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria

SW1W 0RE

Phone: 020 7828 2468

Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-3:30pm (helpline)
Friday: 8:30am-1:30pm

Free helpline: 0800 012 68 67. On your first visit, staff will assess your problems so the right specialist help can be arranged.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Legal advice

VoiceAbility

Phone: 01223 555800

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (offices and helplines)

UK-wide network of advocacy and service user involvement groups, which offer a services for those who have mental health needs, learning disabilities, dementia, autistic spectrum disorders, physical disabilities, sensory and communication impairments, substance misuse issues, acquired brain injury, a serious physical illness or a dual diagnosis. Check the website or phone to find your nearest branch.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers

Wandsworth Community Drug and Alcohol Service (WCDAS)

St John's Therapy Centre, 162 St John's Hill, Battersea

SW11 1SW

Phone: 020 8812 4120

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-4:30pm
Wednesday: 1pm-7pm

A consortium between SLaM NHS Foundation Trust, Addaction and St Mungo's which provides specialist treatment for Wandsworth adults affected by drug and/or alcohol issues.

Mental health, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Education/training, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Step-free

Whitechapel Mission

212 Whitechapel Road

E1 1BJ

Phone: 020 7247 8280

Monday-Friday: 7:30am-9:30am The Mission daycentre. Free breakfast 7-9am.

The Mission daycentre is open Mon-Sun from 6am. Mon-Fri 7:30am-9.30am showers available on appointment basis. Free breakfast 7-9am. We have take-away food parcels and clothing parcels. Haircuts every third Wed, next date is18 Nov. Mon-Fri from 9am advice worker available for questions on benefits, accommodation, night shelters and even Zoom interviews.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Food, Internet access, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support

Women@thewell

54 Birkenhead St

WC1H 8BB

Phone: 020 7520 1710

Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm morning and afternoon sessions - pls ring

W@W offer Advocacy and Support for women at high risk of/or are affected by prostitution and the sex trade.Women may be offered support, signposting and help to connect with statutory services around a wide range of issues including: e.g homelessness, basic needs, drug or alcohol issues, physical and mental health, employment, benefits, training and education. During Covid-19 offering advocacy and support will be offered for all women who access our services, including Showers, laundry, food and care packages. Opening times: Monday to Friday – morning and afternoon sessions. Numbers who can access will be limited for safety, ring ahead if possible.

Bathroom/showers, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Laundry, Medical/health, Mental health, Sexual health