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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!

SERVICES

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Veterans Aid

40 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria

SW1W 0RE

Phone: 020 7828 2468

Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-3:30pm (helpline)
Friday: 8:30am-1:30pm

Free helpline: 0800 012 68 67. On your first visit, staff will assess your problems so the right specialist help can be arranged.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Legal advice

Whitechapel Mission

212 Whitechapel Road

E1 1BJ

Phone: 020 7247 8280

: 6am-11am The Mission daycentre. Free breakfast 8-10am.

The Mission daycentre is open Mon-Sun from 6am. Free breakfast 8-10am. We have take-away food parcels and clothing parcels. Men’s showers, 7am-10am Mon-Fri Men’s Clothing, 7am-10am Mon-Fri Women’s showers, 6am-10am Mon-Fri Advice centre, 8am-3pm Mon-Fri Computer suite, 8am-3pm Mon-Fri

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

Working Chance

Claremont Building, 24-27 White Lion Street

N1 9PD

Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm

If you are in England or Wales please fill out a referral form online here: workingchance.org/get-support Supports women with criminal convictions and those leaving the care system into sustainable, quality employment. They place candidates into a huge variety of jobs in hospitality, finance and media, as well as the public and third sectors. They also provide support around CV writing, interview practice and disclosing convictions to potential employers.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Tenancy support

Youth Justice Legal Centre

Unit 2, Crystal Wharf, 36 Graham Street

N1 8GJ

Phone: 0203 174 2279

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm (open door policy)

Help & support to people 10–21. Legal help in education & community care, criminal representation (up to 18). Advocacy in housing, education, welfare, health etc.

Advocacy, Benefits advice, Education/training, Medical/health, Legal advice

Zacchaeus 2000 Trust

34 Grosvenor Gardens

SW1W 0DH

Phone: 020 7259 0801 or 020 8964 0961

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm (advice, by appointment)

Advice and representation to those in debt with essential household bills (ie, council tax, rent and fuel bills) and those who need help with claiming benefits or fighting claims for overpayments. At Beethoven Centre, Third Ave, W10 4JL: advice and support to those whose housing costs have been affected by welfare reform. Tenancy support, inc deposit guarantees, to those struggling to access accommodation in the private rented sector.

Benefits advice, Debt advice, Tenancy support, Legal advice

Advicenow

Independent website providing up-to-date info on rights & legal issues.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Legal advice

Citizens Advice Bureau

Free information and advice on legal, financial and other problems. Go to the website to find your nearest branch.

Accommodation/housing advice, Debt advice, Benefits advice, Legal advice

JobCentre Plus

Phone: 0345 604 3719

Monday-Friday: 8am-6pm

To make a claim: 0800 055 6688 For queries about existing claims for Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance or Incapacity Benefit: 0845 377 6001 For Social Fund enquiries: 0845 608 8661 For the Pensions Service: 0845 606 0265

Benefits advice

Royal British Legion

Phone: 0808 802 8080

Monday-Sunday: 8am-8pm (contact centres)

Delivers information, advice and support to members of the British armed forces, reservists, veterans and their families across the UK. Visit one of their centres, call (free from UK landlines and main mobile networks) or use their online resources to find out more.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Debt advice, Education/training, Internet access, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

The Mix

Phone: 0808 808 4994

Monday-Sunday: 11am-11pm (helpline & webchat)

Free connections to local and national services and sources of help for young people. Phone, text (80849) or email via the website.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Legal advice

Veterans UK

Phone: 0808 191 4218

Monday-Thursday: 9am-3:30pm (drop in or phone)
Friday: 9am-1pm (drop in or phone)

Free help and advice for veterans, and access to dedicated one-to-one welfare advice. Email (veterans.help@spva.gsi.gov.uk) or phone.

Accommodation/housing advice, Debt advice, Benefits advice

YMCA

Housing, training and community health organisation that runs hostels for homeless young people. Check the website for details.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Medical/health, Mental health, Counselling, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers

Apex Scotland

9 Great Stuart Street, Edinburgh

EH3 7TP

Phone: 0131 220 0130

For offenders, ex-offenders and young people at risk of offending, many of whom may also be homeless. Their services will help clients to, for instance, move onto employment, training or further education. To find your local office, please click the link to visit the website. Head office is not step-free, but some local officers are - ring to check.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Internet access

Bethany Welcome Centre

Haymarket Hub Hotel, 7 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh

EH12 5DR

Phone: 07919 557 673

Open 24/7 October 2021 – April 2022 Free accommodation, food and support for people sleeping rough. Just show up or call the number above for support.

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

Casus Omissus - The Aberdeen Law Project

Ferryhill Community Centre, Albury Road, Aberdeen

AB11 6TN

Phone: 01224 272 434

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm
Thursday: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Initial advice, written advice, casework, representation and form-filling for residents of Scotland. Covers employment, housing, benefits etc.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Tenancy support, Legal advice

Crossreach (Rankeillor Initiative)

205 Cowgate, Edinburgh

EH1 1JH

Phone: 0131 225 4901


Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (phone only for referrals)

For those in the early stages of recovering from substance use, we can provide temporary accommodation in shared flats while you get back on your feet again.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Careers advice, Education/training

Dunedin Harbour

4 Parliament St, Leith, Edinburgh

EH6 6EB

Phone: 0131 624 5800

Accommodation and support for vulnerable individuals who are sleeping rough or at risk of sleeping rough. Couples and pets accepted. Ring or visit. Referral via Edinburgh City Council: 0131 529 7355 or 0131 529 7829

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Drugs workers

Glasgow City Council Homelessness Service

G1 1QU

Phone: 0800 838 502

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

For anyone who is homeless, threatened with homelessness, or in need of advice about homelessness issues. Please visit the website to find out your nearest team of advisers.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Tenancy support

Glasgow Gen R 8 Housing Service

Westwood Business Centre, 69 Aberdalgie Road, Easterhouse, Glasgow

G34 9HJ

Phone: 0141 771 6161

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Provides advice and support to people aged 16-24 who wish to access and sustain permanent accommodation. Helps young people to develop the skills they need to maintain a home. Staff work flexibly over the weekend and in the evenings.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Debt advice, Tenancy support, Step-free

Keymoves (Four Square)

Edinburgh

Phone: 07771 516762

Monday-Sunday: 12am-12am (staffed 24/7)

24-hour emergency access accommodation for homeless women. residents engage with staff to develop a personal plan to tackle housing and other support needs.

Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Clothing store, Debt advice, Benefits advice, Advocacy, Accommodation/housing advice

Lodging House Mission

35 East Campbell St, Glasgow

G1 5DT

Phone: 0141 552 0285

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-10am (Free breakfast)
Monday-Thursday: 12pm-2pm (Free lunch)
Friday: 12pm-1:30pm (Free Lunch)

We are a day centre for the homeless, socially isolated, and vulnerable, based in the East End of Glasgow. We have an Intervention Worker who provides a range of services including emotional support, benefits checks, filling out forms and signposting to relevant organisations. In addition to that we also provide a suite of activities which is constantly reviewed to ensure they are the most appropriate/enjoyable for our client group.

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

Niddry St Wellbeing Centre (Salvation Army)

25 Niddry Street, Edinburgh

EH1 1LG

Phone: 0131 523 1060

Monday-Friday: 10am-11:15am
Monday-Friday: 11:30am-12:45pm

Cafe space, various activities, shower facilities, one-to-one support, psychosocial group, crisis intervention. Café: Mon-Fri: 10am-11:15, 11:30-12:45 – usually open all day – limited numbers due to Covid Mon – Women’s group 1:15 Tues – Men’s group 1:15 Wed – Café clinic, access to GP 2pm Thurs – Psychosocial group 1:15 Fri – Arty Farty Fridays 1:15 Access to 1-to-1 support 10am-12:45 Needle exchange – all day access Mon-Fri

Advocacy, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Food (free), Food, Laundry, Medical/health

Quarriers (Project/Stopover)

189 Pollockshaws Road, Glasgow

G41 1PS

Phone: 0141 420 3121

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

For men and women aged 16-25. Accommodation is on the upper levels of a three-storey building, lift available. They support young people experiencing drug addiction, alcohol misuse, mental health problems, offending behaviour or severe emotional and psychological issues.

Education/training, Drugs workers, Benefits advice, Alcohol workers, Advocacy, Accommodation/housing advice, Mental health

Saffron Housing

553 Shields Road, Glasgow

G41 2RW

Phone: 0141 422 1112

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Accommodation and support for single minority ethnic homeless people (16–25) with low support needs. Referral only via GP or social worker. Phone or email enquiries@southside-ha.co.uk for more information.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Tenancy support

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