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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!

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332 Leith Walk, Edinburgh

EH6 5BR

Phone: 0131 554 5307

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

All our services are still open to accept referrals for advocacy support. Independent individual and collective advocacy services for people with mental health problems in Edinburgh. Text: 07920 207 564

Mental health, Advocacy, Step-free

Barony (Contact Point, Edinburgh)

101 High Riggs Road, Tollcross, Edinburgh

EH3 9RP

Phone: 0345 140 7777

Tuesday: 10:30am-4pm (drop-in)
Sunday: 11am-4pm (drop-in - read the Sunday papers!)
Wednesday: 10:30am-4:30pm (drop-in)
Monday & Thursday: 2pm-8pm drop-in
Monday: 2:30pm-4:30pm Art Group
Monday: 6:30pm-7:30pm Games Group
Tuesday: 11am-12:30pm Walking Group
Tuesday: 2pm-4pm Taster Sessions
Wednesday: 11am-2pm Swimming Group
Wednesday: 3pm-4pm Wellbeing Group / Guest Speakers
Thursday: 2:30pm-4:30pm Open Day
Thursday: 6:30pm-7:30pm Mixed Media Night

Mental health resource offering emotional, social and practical support to adults who are vulnerable and who feel isolated.The service promotes healthy lifestyle choices and meaningful activity. Open for drop-in Mon-Thu & Sun.

Mental health, Counselling, Leisure facilities, Music/drama, Art classes, Step-free

Glasgow Council on Alcohol

14 North Claremont St, Glasgow

G3 7LE

Phone: 0141 353 1800

Monday-Thursday: 9am-9pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm
Friday: 9am-5pm

GCA is an accredited counselling service and provides individual, free and confidential counselling for people experiencing alcohol-related difficulties and those affected by someone else's alcohol use. Drop in any time during opening hours. Freephone helpline: 0808 802 9000

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Outreach worker links, Step-free

Hunter Street Homeless Health Service

55 Hunter Street, Glasgow

G4 0UP

Phone: 0141 553 2801

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Located in the Gallowgate area. Combination of homeless health and social care services under one roof, and GP service for homeless people. Call first to arrange appointment.

Mental health, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Foot care, Medical/health, Sexual health, Step-free

Streetwork Crisis Centre

22 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

EH8 8AF

Phone: 0131 557 6055

Monday-Friday: 7am-8pm (drop-in)
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-5pm (drop-in)

Helpline 24/7: 0808 178 2323. Open 365 days a year to support anyone in Edinburgh who does not have a safe place to sleep. Though their Holyrood Hub and helpline, they advise, refer and support people to access the services they need to resolve their situation.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Debt advice, Internet access, Laundry, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Step-free, Advocacy, Counselling, Food (free), Tenancy support

Turning Point Scotland (Drug Crisis Centre)

123 West Street, Glasgow

G5 8BA

Phone: 0800 652 3757 (9am-5pm)

Monday-Sunday: 12am-12am (open 24 hours)

Drop-in, needle exchange, advice and assessment. Accommodation and support for people with addiction issues. 24-hour advice, support and assessment. Detox, GP clinics, residential unit, post- residential methadone clinic, abcess and ulcer clinic, well-woman clinic and much more. Also family support centre.

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Sexual health, Step-free

Turning Point Scotland (Homelessness Service)

112 Commerce Street, Tradeston, Glasgow

G5 9NT

Phone: 0800 652 3757 (9am-5pm)

Monday-Sunday: 12am-12am (24 hour needle exchange & accommodation)

Needle exchange & temp accommodation. 24 hour service for homeless people in crisis because of mental health, drugs or alcohol. A 12-bed residential unit provides a safe environment to withdraw from a chaotic lifestyle. Average stay is 28–36 days.

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Step-free, Advocacy, Accommodation/housing advice, Foot care

Turning Point Scotland (North East Recovery Hub Edinburgh)

5 Links Place, Leith, Edinburgh

EH6 7EZ

Phone: 0800 652 3757 (9am-5pm)

Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-4:30pm

Drop-in is currently closed to the public - please call us on 0131 554 7516 to arrange support. Door service available for people with no phone. Needle Exchange is still running Mon – Fri at the times stated above. Range of addiction and recovery services open to men and women aged 16 and over who are aware they have a substance misuse problem and would like to start their recovery journey. Other services across Edinburgh available: call freephone number for information.

Alcohol workers, Art classes, Counselling, Drugs workers, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Sexual health, Step-free