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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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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. 18+, dry, 25 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

Camden Routes off The Streets (CGL)

6-8 Greenland Street

NW1 0ND

Phone: 0207 846 3535

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday: 12pm-5pm

For single homeless people with a connection to Camden.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Bathroom/showers, Drugs workers, Foot care, Laundry, Step-free

Carpenters Café

Carpenters Estate Community Hall, 17 Doran Walk (enter from Carpenters Rd), Stratford

E15 2JL

Phone: 07932 661 089

Tuesday: 10am-12pm (food, drinks, clothes, books, toiletries, showers)

Aims "To show the love of Christ in practical ways to the homeless, elderly and anyone needing a helping hand, and to encourage and support the homeless into making better life choices".

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

Crisis Christmas

66 Commercial Street

E1 6LT

Phone: 0300 636 1967

Winter shelter/Crisis at Christmas:
23 December to 29 December
Monday: 11am-9pm
Tuesday-Sunday: 9am-9pm

Crisis at Christmas provides food, good cheer and great company. Take part in fun and relaxing activities and get one-to-one advice to find your way out of homelessness. Day Centre addresses (23 – 29 December only: North London Day Centre (Westminster Kingsway College, 211 Grays Inn Row, WC1X 8RA), East London Day Centre (The City Academy, Hackney, Homerton Row, E9 6EA), West London Day Centre (Kensington Aldridge Academy, 1 Silchester Road, W10 6EX), South London Centre (City of London Academy, Lynton Road, SE1 5LA), and Croydon Centre (Harris Invictus Academy Croydon, 88 London Road, CR0 2TB).

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Outreach worker links, Leisure facilities, Foot care, Mental health, Medical/health, Music/drama, Drugs workers, Legal advice, Food, Alcohol workers, Tenancy support

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

Faith in Action (Homelessness Project Merton)

Salvation Army Citadel, 109 Kingston Road, South Wimbledon

SW19 3JR

Phone: 07843 280 419

Wednesday & Friday: 10am-3pm

Drop-in for rough sleepers, and for people who are vulnerably housed, socially excluded, vulnerable or isolated, and for those with addiction issues. Benefits advice most Wednesdays. Advocacy, alcohol and drug advice. A listening ear, breakfast, lunch, teas and coffees.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Counselling, Drugs workers, Food, Laundry, Outreach worker links, Leisure facilities

Glass Door Homeless Charity

155a Kings Road, Chelsea

SW3 5TX

Phone: 020 7351 4948

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9am-2pm (Chelsea Methodist Church)
Winter shelter
04 November to 05 April
Monday-Sunday: 8pm-7am (please come to the day centre or phone to see if there are vacancies)
Wednesday & Friday: 9am-2pm (St Augustine's Church)
Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm (Ace of Clubs)
Monday-Thursday: 9am-11am (Vineyard Community Centre)
Tuesday: 12:30pm-3pm (The Yard, Putney)

Glass Door runs London’s largest emergency winter night shelter, providing men and women a safe, warm place to sleepfrom November to April. Individuals affected by homelessness also access advice, food, showers and laundry facilities year-round from drop-in day centres that work in partnership with the charity.

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Tenancy support, Advocacy, Benefits advice

Homeless Action in Barnet (HAB)

36b Woodhouse Road

N12 0RG

Phone: 020 8446 8400

Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm (free breakfast until 10.30, cheap meal - £1.50 - 12.00-1.30)

Works together as equals with people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness to enable them to take control of their lives, obtain a suitable home and maintain their tenancy.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Food, Tenancy support

Marylebone Centre (Church Army)

1-5 Cosway St

NW1 5NR

Phone: 020 7262 3818

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-1:30pm (rough sleepers' drop-in)
Monday: 10:30am-11:30am (drama)
Monday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (M’lebone Proj newsletter)
Tuesday: 10am-12pm (open access; clothing for rough sleepers only)
Tuesday & Friday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (healthy eating; kitchen skills)
Wednesday: 8am-9am (running club)
Wednesday: 9am-12pm (Women into Work 1:1; advice)
Wednesday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (Women into Work group)
Thursday: 9am-3pm (life coaching 1:1)
Thursday & Friday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (Westminster Adul Education Service – IT, reading, writing)
Friday: 10am-12pm (ESOL for beginners)

Female-only project. Two hostels with 112 single beds and a day centre with a rough sleepers' drop-in. Activities programme for residents and day centre users. Lift for people with mobility problems to access the day centre.

Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Music/drama, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Step-free, Leisure facilities

New Horizon Youth Centre

68 Chalton Street

NW1 1JR

Phone: 020 7388 5560

Monday: 2pm-4pm (alcohol support)
Monday-Sunday: 10:30am-4pm (showers, laundry, breakfast & lunch;10.30am-1pm advice)

For young (16-24) homeless people. Free lunch. Women-only groups. Mental health, life skills & advice, and employment/resettlement support. Sex worker project. Street outreach. Refugee worker. 7-day drop-in provision. First-time visitors should arrive outside the centre at 10.00am to make an appointment with the Advice team. Support with referrals into winter night shelters. Centre only closes 1-4 January.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

Providence Row

The Dellow Centre, 82 Wentworth Street

E1 7SA

Phone: 020 7375 0020

Monday-Friday: 9am-3:30pm (needle exchange - closed 12.30–1.30pm)
Monday: 10am-11:30am (men's group)
Monday: 2pm-3pm (yoga)
Tuesday: 9:30am-12:30pm (homeopathy)
Tuesday: 11:30am-12:30pm (relaxation skills)
Tuesday: 2pm-3:30pm (women's group)
Wednesday: 11:30am-1pm (peer support, addictions)
Thursday: 11am-1pm (art & wellbeing)
Friday: 10am-11:30am (Breaking Free Online- computer assisted therapy)
Friday: 10am-11:30am (self-harming support group)
Monday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (mental health drop-in)

Helps people of all backgrounds to an independent and fulfilled life away from homelessness & exclusion. They address not only users' immediate needs, but also the underlying issues and causes of their homelessness and exclusion. Download the timetable for their learning and wellbeing programme (https://bit.ly/2FXNYor). Most of their facilities are step-free. Services in Romanian and Polish.

Mental health, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Needle exchange

SanKTus Welfare Project

4 Lady Margaret Road, Kentish Town

NW5 2XT

Phone: 020 7485 9160

Sunday: 3pm-4:30pm (showers and clothes available)
Wednesday: 2pm-3:30pm (afternoon tea with sandwiches and refreshments)

Phone or email sanktus.welfare@gmail.com for details of Tai Chi, yoga and craft sessions, welfare advice etc.

Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Food (free), Art classes, Leisure facilities

St Cuthbert's Centre

The Philbeach Hall, 51 Philbeach Gardens, Earl's Court

SW5 9EB

Phone: 020 7835 1389

Monday-Friday: 11:30am-3pm (internet access & wi-fi)
Tuesday & Thursday: 10:45am-12:45pm (computer skills)
Monday: 11:30am-2:30pm (art & crafts)
Tuesday: 1pm-3pm (knitting group)

For all vulnerable people in the Earl's Court area.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Counselling, Food, Internet access, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Foot care, Dentist, Tenancy support, Benefits advice

Streets2Homes

2a Wych Elm, Harlow, Essex

CM20 1QP

Phone: 01279 430011

Monday-Friday: 8:45am-2pm (day centre - breakfast from 8.45)
Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (appointments)

Social contact and access to housing and employment advice, health services, food & clothing, and general guidance. Links with a wide range of agencies and organisations to access appropriate help. The day centre provides shower facilities, clean clothes, food etc. as well as advice, support and practical help. Ring or email streets2homes@streets2homes.co.uk for more info.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Clothing store, Food, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Bathroom/showers

Thames Reach (Camden Spectrum)

Camden Spectrum, 6-8 Greenland Street

NW1 0ND

Phone: 020 7267 4937

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-7pm

Thames Reach is a London-based charity helping homeless and vulnerable people to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Its vision is to end street homelessness. Email CamdenSpectrum@thamesreach.org.uk

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Food (free), Internet access, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support, Leisure facilities

The Connection at St Martin in the Fields

12 Adelaide Street

WC2N 4HW

Phone: 020 7766 5544

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-1pm
Wednesday: 9am-12:30pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm (invite only)

Day and night centre, outreach for rough sleepers, skills training and career advice, activity programmes and specialist support for complex needs. For people aged 16+. Visit website to see their wide range of services.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Foot care, Internet access, Medical/health, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Step-free

The Manna Centre

12 Melior Street

SE1 3QP

Phone: 020 7357 9363

Tuesday: 10am-1pm (chiropodist 1st & 3rd wks)
Tuesday: 9:30am-12pm (mental health surgery)
Wednesday: 10am-1pm (osteopath)
Thursday: 9:30am-1pm (DWP surgery)
Sunday: 10:30am-11:30am (clothing store, 2nd, 3rd & last of month, Oct–May)
Thursday: 9:30am-1pm (health advice for refugees)
Monday-Friday: 10:30am-1pm (access to computers)
Monday & Friday: 9:30am-1pm (nurse)
Monday & Wednesday: 10am-11am (clothing store, by ticket only)
Monday: 9am-1pm (nurse)

Open-access day centre open 7 days a week. Daily services include breakfast & lunch, showers and housing & welfare advice. All services are free.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Medical/health, Tenancy support, Step-free

The Manna Project

St Stephen's, 17 Canonbury Road

N1 2DF

Phone: 020 7226 5369

Tuesday: 7pm-9pm
Friday: 9am-11am
Wednesday: 1pm-3pm

Drop-in offering food, showers, laundry (£1), pool, table tennis, singing, art, poetry and gardening, alongside targeted keywork.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Step-free, Leisure facilities

The Margins Project

19b Compton Terrace

N1 2UN

Phone: 020 7704 9050

Monday & Wednesday: 11am-2pm

Showers, clothes, food. Advice on health, housing, money & legal issues. Also therapy, job club & English tuition.

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Debt advice, Food, Legal advice, Counselling

The Salvation Army (Chalk Farm)

10-16 Haverstock Hill

NW3 2XY

Phone: 020 7485 1605

Monday: 6pm-8pm

Open drop-in.

Bathroom/showers, Food

Webber Street (London City Mission)

6-8 Webber Street

SE1 8QA

Phone: 020 7928 1677

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

List for showers taken on Monday (1 shower per week per male guest). Short Bible talk each morning - prayer and other spiritual help offered. Closed first Wednesday of each month. Not step-free.

Mental health, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Food, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Leisure facilities

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

WLM Seymour Place

134-136 Seymour Place

W1U 2QJ

Phone: 020 7569 5900

Monday-Friday: 8:45am-10am (rough sleepers' drop-in)
Monday-Friday: 10am-11:30am (drop-in - hostel residents join)
Monday-Thursday-Friday: 11:45am-12:45pm (advice - appointments only)
Monday & Thursday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (drop-in for those with tenancies)

Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Counselling, Food, Internet access, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support