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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!

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999 Club (Deptford Centre)

21 Deptford Broadway

SE8 4PA

Phone: 020 8694 5797

Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm serving food and providing access to a shower.
Tuesday: 9am-12pm (mental health professionals)
Wednesday: 9am-12pm (GP & signposting)
Thursday: 9am-12pm (nurse practitioner)
Monday-Friday: 1pm-4pm serving food and providing access to a shower.

Warm and welcoming environment to anyone who is homeless. Day centre every weekday from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm serving food and providing access to a shower. Learn new skills, find work and housing and reconnect to family and friends. Open-access sessions where people can access specialist advice on housing and benefits. Learning and activities programme and specialist healthcare services.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Education/training, Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Medical/health, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-offenders, Food

Brent Recovery Day Programme

Willesden Centre for Health, Harlesden Road

NW10 3RY

Phone: 0300 303 4611 (free)

Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-5pm

The Programme provides recovery treatment for people (18+) with addiction problems in Brent to help them get back to a clean and sober life, free from addiction. It runs 6 days a week for 12 weeks, and the team includes substance misuse workers, doctors, nurses and psychologists, as well as volunteers and peer mentors. 24/7 Helpline: 0800 107 1754. Get your support worker to complete the referral form (info.brent@wdp.org.uk). Women-only groups available.

Needle exchange, Drugs workers, Alcohol workers, Sexual health, Counselling, Careers advice, Education/training

CGL - New Direction

410 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham

SE13 6LJ

Phone: 020 8314 5566

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-5pm (open access)
Tuesday: 9am-1pm Self-referral/open access

Integrated treatment for adults who have a problem with drug and alcohol use. Nurses, keyworkers, doctors and counsellors, plus a peer mentor programme. Gender-specific services. Complementary health services. NA, CA and SMART groups. For assessment, attend an open-access session. Accept referrals by phone or email on ND.Referrals@cgl.org.uk Support for families and carers is available. Email: lewisham.carers@cgl.org.uk.

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach workers

Clean Break

2 Patshull Road

NW5 2LB

Phone: 020 7482 8600

Monday: 11am-1pm (health and wellbeing)

Inspirational theatre company working with women whose lives have been affected by the criminal justice system. Free courses in acting, writing, singing and recording. The Women's Space will be for women offenders and women at risk of offending due to drug or alcohol use or mental health needs.

Mental health, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Education/training, Music/drama, Counselling, Medical/health

Crisis Christmas

66 Commercial Street

E1 6LT

Phone: 0300 636 1967

Winter shelter/Crisis at Christmas:
23 December to 29 December
Monday: 11am-9pm
Tuesday-Sunday: 9am-9pm

Crisis at Christmas provides food, good cheer and great company. Take part in fun and relaxing activities and get one-to-one advice to find your way out of homelessness. Day Centre addresses (23 – 29 December only: North London Day Centre (Westminster Kingsway College, 211 Grays Inn Row, WC1X 8RA), East London Day Centre (The City Academy, Hackney, Homerton Row, E9 6EA), West London Day Centre (Kensington Aldridge Academy, 1 Silchester Road, W10 6EX), South London Centre (City of London Academy, Lynton Road, SE1 5LA), and Croydon Centre (Harris Invictus Academy Croydon, 88 London Road, CR0 2TB).

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Outreach worker links, Leisure facilities, Foot care, Mental health, Medical/health, Music/drama, Drugs workers, Legal advice, Food, Alcohol workers, Tenancy support

Haringey Recovery Service

590 Seven Sisters Road

N15 6HR

Phone: 020 8801 3999

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm

Works with individuals in recovery from drug & alcohol misuse. Holistic approach, with continued support, equipping people with the skill for self-development.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Internet access, Leisure facilities, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-offenders, Step-free

Hestia

Maya House, 134-138 Borough High Street

SE1 1LB

Phone: 020 7378 3100

Supports male and female victims of modern slavery to ensure their voices are heard and they get the support they need to rebuild their lives. Wide range of services - check the website for details. Supported housing for vulnerable young people.

Mental health, Advocacy, Drugs workers, Alcohol workers

OK Rehab

48B Gun Street

E1 6AH

Phone: 0800 326 5559

OK Rehab specialises in addiction treatment. Help is available via both inpatient and outpatient treatment providers. We also work with clinics that are able to facilitate treatment taking place in your own home, who are able to provide professional intervention and home detoxification. At OK Rehab, our aim is to help individuals break free from the shackles of addiction and find a treatment that’s ideally suited to their needs. This treatment is applicable for drug addiction, alcoholism and process/behavioural addictions. OK Rehab is able to locate addiction treatment that’s tailored to your needs. We work in partnership with over 140 treatment providers across the UK and abroad. When you contact us, you discover a wealth of knowledge about the potential pros and cons of each treatment type for your particular needs. Contact us today to find out how we can help. Below, we list a variety of ways we are able to assist you or your loved one in seeking out effective addiction treatment: - An over-the-phone assessment to determine if you require addiction treatment - Access to over 140+ clinics across the UK and abroad -Advice relating to outpatient, residential and home detox services - Access to detox clinics regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) - Fast access to emergency detox treatment, is appropriate - Access to professional interventionists across the UK - Advice by staff members who are themselves in recovery - Information on both private and statutory funded addiction treatment providers

Advocacy, Counselling, Drugs workers, Alcohol workers

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