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Issue 120 [May-June 2019] RECOVERY

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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

Winter shelter:
24 September to 31 March
Monday-Sunday: 6:30pm-8:30am
Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm (9–10.30am for rough sleepers only)
Tuesday: 9am-12pm (mental health professionals)
Wednesday: 9am-12pm (GP & signposting)
Thursday: 9am-12pm (nurse practitioner)

Warm and welcoming environment to anyone who is homeless. 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. Winter shelter referrals via agencies of the 999 Club Gateway Centre. 21+, dry, 30 spaces.

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

Clapton Community Drop-in

Round Chapel Old School Rooms, Powerscroft Road, ,

E5 0PU

Phone: 020 8533 9676

Sunday: 2:30pm-4pm
Wednesday: 12:30pm-3:30pm (Job Club)

Contact: coordinator.claptondropin@gmail.com. Friendly help to access services in the borough, particularly in relation to housing, benefits, JobCentre Plus, as well as health- and family-related issues. The Job Club is for anyone wanting support with maintaining their benefits, with support to access Universal Job Match, write a CV and apply for jobs. For information about the peer support programme for women or mental health support, phone, call in or check the website.

Mental health, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Food (free), Outreach worker links, Legal advice, Ex-offenders

Cracked It

Unit 4 Benwell Studios, 11-13 Benwell Rd, ,

N7 7BL

Trains and employs at-risk young people to repair smashed smartphones as a positive route towards employment. Runs programmes all year round, with courses being confirmed throughout the year. Get in touch for more details about courses in your area.

Education/training, Ex-offenders

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 and alcohol misuse, and their friends, families and carers. 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

HOPE Worldwide UK – ODAAT

The Chambers, St.Mark’s Church, 337 Kennington Park Road

SE11 4PW

Phone: 02036594809

One Day At A Time (ODAAT) is a quasi-residential men only (18+) rehab. 12 steps, counselling and psychotherapy are employed in a loving community to transform from chaos to constructive living. Services for people on the scheme include one to one counselling, yoga, community meetings, psychotherapy, relapse prevention and life skills, group therapy and aftercare, family contact and recreation.

Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Dentist, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Mental health

Lambeth Consortium

Lorraine Hewitt House, 12-14 Brighton Terrace, Brixton

SW9 8DG

Phone: 020 3228 1500

Community detox from drugs and alcohol, plus in-patient detox if appropriate for Lambeth people 18+.

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

The Manna Project

St Stephen's, 17 Canonbury Road, ,

N1 2DF

Phone: 020 7226 5369

Tuesday: 7pm-9pm
Friday: 9am-11am
Wednesday: 1pm-3pm

Drop-in for people in Islington offering food, showers, laundry (£1), pool, table tennis, singing, art, poetry and gardening, alongside targeted keywork appointments.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Step-free, Leisure facilities

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

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

Foyer Federation

, , ,

Phone: 020 7430 2212

Provides more than 10,000 homeless 16-25-year-olds with accommodation, training, job search, support and motivation.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Careers advice, Counselling, Education/training, Ex-offenders

Lodging House Mission

35 East Campbell St, Glasgow, ,

G1 5DT

Phone: 0141 552 0285

Monday-Sunday: 8am-3pm (free breakfast and lunch. Closed New Year's Day)

Day centre offering free breakfast and free lunch. Facilities include showers, haircuts, clothing, counselling, foot clinic, computers and support on anything including benefits, housing & suicide prevention.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Foot care, Internet access, Luggage storage, Music/drama, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Ex-offenders

Changing Lives

Textile House, Dukesway, Team Valley, Gateshead

NE11 0LF

Phone: 0191 273 8891

Monday-Friday: 9am-3pm (phone to be referred to appropriate services)

Provides specialist support services for thousands of vulnerable people and families every month. Wide range of services across the UK. Many services, so call the main office to be referred.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Dentist, Drugs workers, Food (free), Food, Laundry, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Ex-offenders

The Whitechapel Centre

Langsdale Street, Liverpool, ,

L3 8DU

Phone: 0151 207 7617

Monday-Sunday: 8am-8pm (homeless resolution hub, enablement activities)

Works with people who are sleeping rough, living in hostels or struggling to manage their accommodation. Committed to helping people find and maintain a home and learn the life skills essential for independent living. No Second Night Out phone line: 0300 123 2041 (24/7)

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure facilities, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Tenancy support, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders

St Petrock's

10 Cathedral Yard, Exeter, ,

EX1 1HJ

Phone: 01392 422396

Monday-Friday: 9am-1pm (drop-in)
Wednesday & Friday: 10am-12pm (mental health practitioner)
Tuesday & Thursday: 2pm-4pm (probation, housing, jobs etc)
Monday: 2pm-4pm (women's group)
Monday & Thursday: 9am-12pm podiatrist Monday, nurse Thursday)
Tuesday: 11am-1pm (alternative healing)

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Medical/health, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders

Aylesbury Homeless Action Group

2 Rickfords Hill, Aylesbury, ,

HP20 2RX

Phone: 01296 435026

Monday & Wednesday: 12pm-2pm (drop-in)

AHAG's aims and objectives are to relieve hardship, need and distress. Support and advice for anyone 18+ who is homeless or inadequately housed. Drop in for showers, washing facilities, newspapers and refreshments. Please make appointment for one-to-one support, help with education, CVs, employment etc. Phone or email info@ahag.org.uk.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Debt advice, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders

Beacon House Ministries

90-91 East Hill, Colchester, Essex,

CO1 2QN

Phone: 01206 761960

Monday-Sunday: 10am-2pm (medical clinic, café, laundry, showers; barber on Tuesday)

Practical help and medical care, occupational therapies, personal development and health awareness, working in co-operation with other services. Raises awareness of the needs experienced by vulnerable people to community groups.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Medical/health, Tenancy support, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Leisure facilities

Catalyst Night Shelter (Havering)

Sennen Cottage, Ockendon Road, Upminster, Essex

RM14 2DN

Phone: 07894 448729, 07527 192161

01 January to 31 December
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-7:30am
Wednesday: 10:30am-12:30pm (drop-in)
Website: http://

Night shelter, multi-agency working and referrals. Three supported living properties and a residential recovery programme. Self- and agency-referrals, inc prison & probation services. Connection to LB Havering.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Luggage storage, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders

Methodist Action North West Ltd

Howick House, Howick Park Avenue, Penwortham, Preston

PR1 0LS

Phone: 01772 751000

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (office)
Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (‘A Place to Live’ team - ring 01772 751245 for more info on accommodation)

Supports homeless and disadvantaged people across Lancashire by providing good quality affordable homes, and developing their skills, confidence and independence.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Laundry, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders

Jimmy's Cambridge

1 East Road, Cambridge, ,

CB1 1BD

Phone: 01223 576085

Monday-Friday: 10am-11am
Tuesday: 11am-4pm (work advice 11–12; football 12–2; arts & crafts 2–4)
Thursday: 10am-2pm (golf)

Jimmy's is where confidence/self-esteem are regained; relationships forged; new interests and activities fill lives; plans for a new future can be made. Where change is a possibility, but a reality.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Laundry, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Leisure facilities

Prebend Day Centre

12-14 Prebend Street, Bedford, ,

MK40 1QW

Phone: 01234 365955

Monday-Sunday: 8:30am-12:30pm

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Dentist, Drugs workers, Food (free), Food, Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure facilities, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders