Established 2005 Registered Charity No. 1110656

Scottish Charity Register No. SC043760

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May-June 2021 : Access to Healthcare READ ONLINE


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 at the Pavement!


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Bethany Christian Trust (Care Shelter)

Various Churches, Edinburgh

Phone: 07919557676

09 October to 22 April
Monday-Sunday: 9:30pm-7am (dinner 9.30–10.30; breakfast 6.30, out by 7.00)

Please check website for details of venue. Transport from Western Approach Road (Lothian Road End) at 9.15pm and 9.30pm unless shelter is full - call to check. Staff on duty each night. Zero tolerance of drug use/dealing. No alcohol. Respect for others.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Counselling, Food (free), Outreach worker links