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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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Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women's Centre

Bays 4 and 5, Trellick Tower, Golborne Road

W10 5PL

Phone: 020 8969 2292


Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Friday: 10am-12pm (drop-in)
Sunday: 12pm-4pm 1st Sunday of month - drop-in for isolated Arabic-speaking men aged 55+)

Advice and assistance for Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families on benefits, housing, homelessness, domestic violence, health and mental health. For mental health support in Arabic, please book in advance. Outreach support to the elderly. ESOL classes with free creche for women returners. Some projects are borough-restricted, so contact them for more information.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Medical/health

Aziziye Mosque

117-119 Stoke Newington Road

N16 8BU

Phone: 020 7254 0046

Monday-Sunday: 11am-11pm

Drop-in for advice and support on housing, family, substance use etc. Turkish & Arabic, interpreters available for other languages.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Counselling

C4WS Homeless Project Night Shelter

Various churches in Camden

Phone: 020 7278 6267

06 November to 02 April
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8:45am

Rolling winter night shelter. Bed spaces for 16 guests, with separate sleeping areas for men and women. Referrals from Camden agencies with whom C4WS have a Service Level Agreement including London Jesus Centre and the Irish Centre - no self-referral.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Food (free), Outreach worker links, Leisure facilities

Commonside Community Development Trust

New Horizon Centre, South Lodge Avenue, Pollards Hill

CR4 1LT

Phone: 020 8764 9582 x 207

Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8:30am-6:30pm Assistance with link to Merton-based night provision
Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Thursday: 8:30am-6:30pm Assistance with link to Merton-based night provision
Thursday: 11am-1pm Drop-in café area for appointments for advice re eg mental health services, GPs, dentist, DWP/JCP etc
Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Saturday: 8:30am-6:30pm Also free Afro-Caribbean meal at late lunchtime.
Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Sunday: 8:30am-6:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am-1:30pm Additionally free veggie lunch and chat with local SDA

Commonside Trust runs the New Horizon Centre in Pollards Hill, London Borough of Merton; includes a lunch club for older people and support services for families, socially prescribed patients, volunteering, employability support.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Drugs workers, Food (free), Mental health, Clothing store, Debt advice, Tenancy support, Laundry

Enfield and Haringey Homeless Respite, All People All Places

N8 & EN2

December to April
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8am

Daytime casework (housing, benefits, health) and advocacy all year. From December to March, there is overnight respite offering evening meal, bed and breakfast, but it is recommended that you apply for a place before December to get on the list/waiting list: info@allpeopleallplaces.org. Email contact 7 days per week. Response often immediate, always same day and within 24 hours. Day centre operates 4 or 5 days per week. All enquiries by email: info@allpeopleallplaces.org.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Laundry, Music/drama, Tenancy support

Equalities National Council

Unit 1, The Hub, 123 Star Lane

E16 4PZ

Phone: 0207 474 9812

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm

Equalities National Council primarily focuses on delivering expert advocacy and mentoring support for BME disabled people and their carers; and people suffering with long term impairments. Supports people with mental health difficulties, including ex-offenders, to access fair and equal services, across health, social care, employment, further education, mentoring, advocacy, welfare benefits, housing and immigration.

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

Eritrean Community in the UK

The Holloway Neighbourhood Group (NHG), 84 Mayton Street

N7 6QT

Phone: 020 7700 7995

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

Advice, info, support, advocacy & referral: education, training, employment, welfare rights, housing, immigration, health, culturally-based counselling etc.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Outreach worker links, Legal advice

Greenwich Migrant Hub

Woolwich Common Community Centre, Leslie Smith Square

SE18 4DW

Phone: 07429031389

Tuesday: 10:30am-1:30pm

Drop-in centre for free immigration, housing & domestic violence advice, and a hot meal to migrants in Greenwich and neighbouring boroughs.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Food (free), Legal advice, Step-free

Iraqi Community Association

Unit 1 Cavell House, 233 Wood Lane

W12 0HL

Phone: 0207 023 2650

Monday-Friday: 10am-5:30pm (Thursday phone only)

Advice & info for Iraqi & Arab communities. Support & guidance for young people. Day centre for older people. Cultural & social activities.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Medical/health, Legal advice, Leisure facilities

Kiran - Asian Women's Aid

Waltham Forest Hub (Central) (Appointments only), 1 Russell Road, Leyton

E10 7ES

Phone: 020 8558 1986

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Accommodation, advice & support for women from the Indian sub-continent (& from Turkey, Iran, Morocco, Malaysia etc) experiencing domestic violence. Help with benefits, legal issues, housing, health & training. Outreach and resettlement. Drop in, email (kiran.admin@kiranss.org.uk) or phone.

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

Plumstead Community Law Centre

36 Wellington Street, Woolwich

SE18 6PE

Phone: 020 8854 8848

Monday: 11am-12:30pm (drop in – employment advice, 36 Wellington St, SE18 6PF)
Tuesday: 10am-1pm (phone advice – employment & benefits)
Thursday: 10am-12pm (phone advice – immigration)

Advice, casework & representation for welfare benefits, employment and immigration matters for people who live, work or study in Greenwich. Works closely with other local social welfare agencies. Outreach services at other venues.

Benefits advice, Legal advice

Sangam Association of Asian Women

210 Burnt Oak Broadway

HA8 0AP

Phone: 020 8952 7062

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm

Relieves poverty, hardship, and distress of the socially and economically disadvantaged without discrimination. Counselling for women, youth and underprivileged people. Cultural classes.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training

Sufra NW London

160 Pitfield Way, Stonebridge, Middlesex

NW10 0PW

Phone: 0203 441 1335

Monday-Sunday: 10am-6pm (office open)
Wednesday & Sunday: 10am-2pm (Growing Club)
Wednesday & Sunday: 12pm-3pm (food bank, referral from Brent Council and other orgs)
Friday: 6pm-8:30pm (vegetarian meal)

Food bank & community kitchen in Brent, supporting disadvantaged individuals and families suffering food poverty in NW London. Phone or visit.

Advocacy, Benefits advice, Bedding, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free)

Saffron Housing

553 Shields Road, Glasgow

G41 2RW

Phone: 0141 422 1112

Monday-Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday: 9am-2pm
Thursday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Accommodation and support for single minority ethnic homeless people (16–25) with low support needs. Referral only - phone or email enquiries@southside-ha.co.ukfor information.

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

Dudley MBC Refugee Support Team

17 St James's Road, Dudley, Birmingham

DY1 1JG

Phone: 01384 815786

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Map Website: http://

Culturally sensitive support service. Advice on benefits, harassment, domestic violence, housing. Floating support.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Outreach workers

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council (Refugee Support Team)

2nd floor, Civic Center, Darwall Street, Walsall

WS1 1TP

Phone: 01922 653827, 653840, 653476

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Map Website: http://

Advice on housing, employment, benefits, debt and health. Signposting service.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Education/training, Medical/health, Outreach worker links

Wolverhampton Asylum Seeker Refugee Services (WARS)

1st Floor, Roma Parva Building, 9 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton

WV1 4NB

Phone: 01902 311554

Tuesday: 2pm-4:30pm (women-only advice)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am-1pm
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 2pm-4:30pm (appointments)
Map Website: http://

Helps asylum seekers and refugees in the areas of housing, education, employment, benefits and family reunion. Volunteering project gives asylum seekers and refuges a chance to improve their employment prospects by gaining valuable experience.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Food (free)

Ashdown Medway Accommodation Trust (AMAT)

10 Chelmar Road, Chatham, Kent

ME4 4PB

Phone: 0800 698 1000

Monday-Sunday: 8:30am-12:30pm (office hours)
Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am (on call)

AMAT is a direct access hostel based in Medway, which provides supported accommodation to 400+ service users in a variety of accommodation, mostly shared houses with 3 to 4 units, though there are some flats. There is a no-visitors house for the more vulnerable service users and a dry house for those who are rehabilitating. There is also a female-only house. There is also an opportunity for some service users to become more permanently accommodated on an AST if they meet the criteria.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Tenancy support

Brighton Housing Trust (BHT)

144 London Road, Brighton

BN1 4PH

Phone: 01273 645400

BHT works in Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings, with additional services in Wealden and Lewes districts, as well as elsewhere in Sussex. Its mission is ?combating homelessness, creating opportunities, promoting change?. There are too many projects to list, so please visit their website for further info.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Dentist, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Foot care, Laundry, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Legal 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