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Scottish Charity Register No. SC043760

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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

Ace of Clubs

St Alphonsus Rd, Clapham, ,

SW4 7AS

Phone: 020 7720 2811

Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm

Open-access day centre for homeless, vulnerable & isolated people in Clapham. Lunch, tea, coffee, showers, accredited education, bike club etc. Accredited education courses.

Accommodation/housing advice, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Education/training, Food, Medical/health, Outreach worker links

Acton Homeless Concern

Emmaus House, 1 Berrymead Gardens, ,

W3 8AA

Phone: 020 8992 5768

Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm (refreshments, Damien Centre, 3-5 Church Rd, Acton)
Monday-Friday: 2pm-6pm (refreshments, Damien Centre, 3-5 Church Rd, Acton)
Thursday: 2:30pm-6pm (refreshments, Damien Centre, 3-5 Church Rd, Acton)

Call for the times of their wide range of services.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Barber, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Dentist, Drugs workers, Food, Foot care, Medical/health

Deptford Reach

Speedwell Street, Deptford, ,

SE8 4AT

Phone: 020 8692 6548

Tuesday-Thursday: 9am-2pm
Wednesday: 9am-12pm (community nurse - health and mental health support)

Drop-in centre for adults over 16 years of age who are vulnerable through homelessness, mental ill-health, loneliness, social exclusion or severe poverty.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support, Step-free

Joel Night Shelter

Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness, St Peter's Church Hall, London Rd, Kingston

KT2 6QL

Phone: 0208 255 7400

01 February to 14 March
Monday-Sunday: 7pm-9am (night shelter)
Tuesday: 8:30am-9:30am (conflict resolution)
Tuesday: 10am-1pm (art group)
Thursday: 10am-2pm ('cook and eat' programme)
Monday-Friday: 10am-1pm (drop-in advice)

Referrals primarily via Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness (020 8255 7400), which is next door. Supports primarily single people with a local connection to Kingston who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or who are experiencing serious problems with private landlords. They help solve housing problems and improve the quality of people's lives.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure facilities, Luggage storage, Tenancy support

Quaker Homeless Action/Quaker Open Christmas

Admin: PO Box 7105, Poole, Dorset BH15 4DQ, Winter shelter: The American Church, 79A Tottenham Court Road, W1T 4TD,

W1T 4TD

Phone: 07833 123155

Winter shelter:
23 December to 02 January
Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am (open 24 hours)
Monday: 11:30am-12:30pm (mobile library, 3rd week of month, Manna Centre)
Tuesday: 7pm-7:30pm (mobile library, alt. weeks at Lincoln’s Inn Fields)
Saturday: 10am-4pm (mobile library: The Passage, 10am–10.30am; The American Church, 11.15am–12pm; St Giles in the Fields, 2pm–4pm)

Quaker Homeless Action runs mobile libraries. The Christmas Shelter (24 beds, dry) provides breakfast and supper for up to 75. It closes at 10pm except for those who have been given a bed. Self referrals and referrals from Islington Outreach Forum agencies (inc. Islington DAAT, Whitaker Centre, Pilion Trust, New Horizon, Focus and Angel Drug Services) or others that can provide ongoing support. Phone to check vacancies.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Food (free), Foot care, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Leisure facilities

Royal Connections

The Hub Studios, 90 Monier Road (off Wick Lane), Bow,

E3 2ND

Phone: 0300 111 1111

Sunday: 4pm-6pm (hot meal on 4th Sunday of the month)

Christian charity dedicated to helping people who need help. Works with other local organisations.

Accommodation/housing advice, Barber, Careers advice, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Medical/health, Legal advice

The Vision Organisation UK

St Silas Community Hall, Penton Street, ,

N1 9UL

Phone: 07405200064

Wednesday: 7pm-8pm (Lincoln's Inn Fields: food, drink, personal hygiene goods and offering help)
Thursday: 7pm-9pm (drop-in: 3-course meal, clothes, books)

Barber, Careers advice, Clothing store, Food (free)

Whitechapel Mission

212 Whitechapel Road, , ,

E1 1BJ

Phone: 020 7247 8280

Monday-Sunday: 6am-11am (cooked breakfast 8–10am)
Saturday: 12pm-2:30pm (women only)

Welcoming centre open 365 days a year.

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

Crossreach (head office)

Charis House, 47 Milton Road East, Edinburgh,

EH15 2SR

Phone: 01316572000

Monday-Thursday: 8:45am-4:45pm
Friday: 8:45am-3:45pm

Care and support for people with addictions or mental health problems.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Barber, Debt advice, Food (free), Food, Medical/health, Sexual health, Leisure facilities

Glasgow City Mission

20 Crimea Street, Glasgow, ,

G2 8PW

Phone: 0141 221 2630

Monday-Friday: 10am-10pm
Saturday: 4pm-8pm

Programme of activities, services and 1-2-1 support to tackle immediate needs and underlying issues. Activities incl free meals, art class, music studio, gym, computers, college courses, money help, ESOL classes, gardening, opportunities to explore the Christian faith and much more.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure facilities, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Step-free

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

The Wayside Club

32 Midland Street, Glasgow, ,

G1 4PR

Phone: 0141 221 0169 (option 1)

Sunday-Friday: 7:30pm-10pm
Saturday: 1pm-4pm
Saturday: 7:30pm-10pm

Evening and weekend drop-in for people affected by homelessness and poverty. Open on public holidays.

Barber, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Food (free), Step-free

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

Guildford Action

Community Centre, 3 Leapale Lane, Guildford, Surrey

GU1 4LY

Phone: 01483 533942

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-4pm

A safe place (access to doctor/nurse, laundry, showers and subsidised food) for those who are or have been homeless.

Outreach worker links, Clothing store, Internet access, Food, Bedding, Bathroom/showers, Barber, Advocacy, Accommodation/housing advice, Leisure facilities

Cornerstone Day Care

104a Denmark Road, Manchester, ,

M15 6JS

Phone: 0161 232 8888

Monday-Friday: 10:30am-4pm

Day centre with wide range of activities, a befriending service, support and outreach, and a night shelter. Phone or call in for info on barber, eye care and dentist.

Outreach workers, Leisure facilities, Internet access, Food, Food (free), Counselling, Clothing store, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Barber, Accommodation/housing advice, Dentist

Streetlife

48 Buchanan St, Blackpool, ,

FY1 3LQ

Phone: 01253 294477; 01253 291038 night

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1pm-3:30pm (drop-in)
Tuesday: 1pm-3pm (counselling)
Wednesday & Thursday: 3:30pm-6pm (life skills)
Friday: 9am-4pm (counselling)
Saturday: 2pm-5pm (cook & eat)
Monday-Sunday: 7pm-9am (night shelter, St John's Walk)

Day centre and night shelter which is open all year. Shelter and support for young people 16?25.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Sexual health, Tenancy support

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