Established 2005 Registered Charity No. 1110656

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!

SERVICES

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Bethany Christian Trust (Care Shelter)

Various Churches, Edinburgh

Phone: 07919557676

09 October to 22 April
Monday-Sunday: 9:30pm-7am (dinner 9.30–10.30; breakfast 6.30, out by 7.00)

Please check website for details of venue. Transport from Western Approach Road (Lothian Road End) at 9.15pm and 9.30pm unless shelter is full - call to check. Staff on duty each night. Zero tolerance of drug use/dealing. No alcohol. Respect for others.

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

Castlecliff (City of Edinburgh Council)

25 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh

EH1 2NH

Phone: 0131 225 1643

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am

Emergency direct-access hostel for single people or couples, who are homeless and over 16. Some provision for pets. It aims to help residents find more sustainable long-term accommodation.

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Tenancy support

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

Glasgow Winter Night Shelter

35 East Campbell St, Glasgow

G1 5DT

Phone: 07555591466 (n); 01412212630 (d)

01 December to 31 March
Monday-Sunday: 10pm-8am

Open to anyone 18+ who is homeless and has nowhere else to sleep. Breakfast in the morning.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Food (free), Medical/health

Lodging House Mission

35 East Campbell St, Glasgow

G1 5DT

Phone: 0141 552 0285

Monday-Friday: 8am-3pm (drop-in)
Tuesday: 1:30pm-2:15pm Church Service
Wednesday & Thursday: 11:30am-12pm Prayers
Thursday: 6pm-7pm Narcotics Anonymous
Friday: 9:30pm-12am Narcotics Anonymous
Sunday: 6:30pm-9:30pm Narcotics Anonymous
Tuesday: 7pm-8:30pm

Day centre with multiple activities and education services - call 0141 552 0285 for details. Free breakfast (8-10am) and lunch (12-1:30pm). Showers, foot clinic, haircuts, counselling, pool, table tennis, board games. IT suite (10am-12noon, 1:30-3pm). Free phone facilities 9:30-11:30am, 1:30-3pm).

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

Rock Trust (Albany St)

55 Albany St, Edinburgh

EH1 3QY

Phone: 0131 557 4059

Monday-Friday: 8:45am-5pm (drop-in 9.00-12.00)
Monday: 4pm-7pm (cooking group)
Tuesday & Wednesday: 4pm-7pm (drop-in)

Advises, educates and supports young people. Enables them to build the personal skills and resources required to make a positive and healthy transition to adulthood, while avoiding or moving on from homelessness. Not SF.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Counselling, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Laundry, Tenancy support

Stopover (Four Square)

40 Grove Street, Edinburgh

EH3 8AT

Phone: 0131 229 6907

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am

Advice and shelter open to individuals between 16 and 21 years inclusive, who are either homeless or at risk.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

Streetwork Crisis Centre

22 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

EH8 8AF

Phone: 0131 557 6055

Monday-Friday: 7:15am-10pm (drop-in)
Saturday & Sunday: 8:15am-4pm (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, Clothing store, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Internet access, Laundry, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Step-free, Advocacy

The Marie Trust

32 Midland Street, Glasgow

G1 4PR

Phone: 0141 221 0169 (option 2)

Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm (closed 11.30–12.30)
Friday: 9am-4pm (closed 11.30–12.30)

Day service for people affected by homelessness/poverty. Offers low-cost breakfast and lunch, as well as a range of classes and activities. Call for activities.

Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Food, Foot care, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

The Salvation Army (Wallace of Campsie House)

30 East Campbell Street, Glasgow

G1 5DT

Phone: 0141 552 4301

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9pm (staff on duty 24/7)

Purpose-built resettlement accommodation to enable residents to regain control of their lives. Average stay is six to 18 months.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Debt advice, Dentist, Education/training, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support