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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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Action for Children (Gen R 8 Project)

Westwood Business Centre, 69 Aberdalgie Road, Glasgow,

G34 9HJ

Phone: 0141 771 6161

Monday-Sunday: 8am-9pm

Housing support and advice for 16-24-year-olds who are homeless in Glasgow or at risk of homelessness. Accommodation advice, tenancy support, independent living skills (budgeting, cooking etc).

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Careers advice, Debt advice, Education/training, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support, Leisure facilities

LGBT Youth Scotland

See website for branches, , ,

Advice for LGBT youth in Scotland. Online chat and one-to-one support.

Counselling, Sexual health

PopLaw Legal Advice Clinic

The Idea Store, Chrisp Street, 1 Vesey Path, East India Dock Road

E14 6BT

Phone: 020 7364 4332

Tuesday: 6pm-8pm (appointments only)

Covers debt, employment, housing, benefits etc. Initial advice, written advice and form-filling. For residents of Tower Hamlets. More info from the website.

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

Yellow Door Youth Hub

Poplar Road, Canvey, Essex

SS8 7BN

Phone: 01268 683431

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm (closed 1pm-2pm)
Friday: 2pm-5pm (drop-in for sexual health and cards to get free condoms)
Wednesday & Thursday: 10am-1pm (job club)
Monday: 10am-1pm (housing advice drop-in)
Monday: 1pm-5pm (drugs & alcohol support)

Advice and information drop-in for people 11 to 25. If you are feeling low, are having family problems or need advice about drugs and alcohol, get in touch. Accommodation advice if you are facing homelessness. Phone or email drop-in@cyp-yellowdoor.org.uk

Advocacy, Counselling, Education/training, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Accommodation/housing advice, Music/drama, Sexual health, Leisure facilities

722 Young People Service

722 Leytonstone High Road, Leytonstone, ,

E11 3AJ

Phone: 0300 555 1158

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

For people aged 10-18 in Waltham Forest with drug- and alcohol-related issues. Evening appointments by request.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Drugs workers, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links

Adfam

25 Corsham Street, , ,

WC1H 8BS

Phone: 020 3817 9410

Adfam is the national charity working to improve life for families affected by drugs and alcohol. A number of useful resources, including a map of local support groups, are available on its website.

Advisory Service for Squatters

84b Whitechapel High St, , ,

E1 7QX

Phone: 020 3216 0099

Monday-Friday: 2pm-6pm

Legal and practical advice to squatters and other homeless people. Please ring 020 3216 0099 or email advice@squatter.org.uk first.

Accommodation/housing advice

Alone in London (Depaul)

Unit 6, 48 Provost Street, ,

N1 7SU

Phone: 020 7278 4224

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Supports young people, 16-25-years-old, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to develop the skills and resources they need to secure sustainable and safe accommodation and to fulfil their potential. Free housing advice, family mediation and counselling services for people aged 11 to 25 - you can refer yourself or get your key worker to do it. Call 0207 939 1220 in office hours.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Careers advice, Counselling, Education/training

Ashford Place Assessment Centre

60 Ashford Road, Cricklewood, ,

NW2 6TU

Phone: 020 8208 8590

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-5pm
Friday: 10:30am-5pm
Shelter:
01 January to 31 December
Wednesday: 2pm-4pm (drop-in. A place cannot be guaranteed, but accepted clients will be put on a waiting list. Referrals taken only 9am-5pm)

Rough sleeping outreach, floating support, health and wellbeing, alcohol and drugs treatment and much more. You are welcome to visit to make an appointment. Night shelter for single people in Brent open 365 days a year (25 spaces): for referral, phone 020 8208 8595.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Internet access, Laundry, Medical/health, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Tenancy support, Leisure facilities

Assisted Homes CIC

453 High Road, Wood Green, ,

N22 8JD

Phone: 0208 889 1119

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Assisted Homes recognizes that people suffering from homelessness often need more than just a roof over their heads. The floating support provides a platform for the service users to make the transition to independent living as smoothly as possible.

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

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

Barka UK (Reconnections Project)

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Phone: 0207 275 7768

Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (helpline – Polish, Russian, Romanian and English)

Offers Eastern European rough sleepers the opportunity to return home. Help with obtaining passports & transportation. Also information on employment, benefits, NI, the law, organisations supporting CEE migrants. Information on CEE Alcoholics Anonymous & Narcotics Anonymous groups. The helpline (0800 171 2926) is provided in Polish & English.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Drugs workers, Outreach worker links, Legal advice

Baron's Court Project

69 Talgarth Road, , ,

W14 9DD

Phone: 020 7603 5232

Monday-Wednesday: 2pm-5pm (drop-in, showers/laundry and café)
Friday: 12pm-2pm (women's group)
Friday: 2:30pm-5:30pm (Green Palm Club for isolated black and minority ethnic people)
Thursday: 2pm-5pm (life skills)
Tuesday & Thursday: 11am-1:30pm (advocacy)

Friendly drop-in where people who are vulnerable through homelessness or mental health problems can socialise, find support and access services. One-to-one advice (Tue & Thu).

Advocacy, Internet access, Leisure facilities

Be Enriched

URC Rookstone Road, , ,

SW17 9NQ

Phone: 07397288160

Monday: 12:30pm-2:30pm Crossways Church, 18 Hampton St, SE1 6SN
Tuesday: 7pm-9pm London Cooking Project, 1 Ethelburga St, SW11 4AG
Friday: 12:30pm-2:30pm URC, Rookstone Rd, SW17 9NQ

Connecting people through community activities and cultivating respect over a bite. Free or pay-as-you-can community meals three days a week in S London. Volunteering or training opportunities through cooking lessons.

Food (free), Food

Bench Outreach

14 New King Street, Deptford, ,

SE8 3HS

Phone: 020 8694 7740

Thursday: 1pm-4pm (SHE)

SHE (Support, Help, Empowerment) is a weekly drop-in session offering advice to homeless and vulnerable women in a safe, female-only space.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Food (free), Leisure facilities, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support

Bethnal Green Legal Advice Clinic

University House, 104 Roman Road, ,

E2 0RN

Phone: 020 8980 4205

Monday & Wednesday: 10am-12pm (drop-in)
Tuesday & Wednesday: 5:30pm-7pm (drop-in)
Thursday: 6:30pm-8pm (drop-in)

Please arrive early. Covers employment and debt. More information from the website.

Benefits advice, Debt advice, Legal advice

Blackfriars Settlement Clinic

1 Rushworth Street, , ,

SE1 0RB

Phone: 020 7928 9521

Wednesday: 6:30pm-8pm

Covers housing and debt. Initial and written advice. Appointments only. Southwark residents only.

Accommodation/housing advice, Debt advice, Legal advice

Bringing Unity Back Into the Community (BUBIC)

1st Fl, 9 Bruce Grove, Tottenham

N17 6RA

Phone: 020 8808 6550

Community organisation set up by ex-drug users who work with drug users, ex-drug users, their family and friends in Haringey. Support for any kind of drug use, with a focus on helping crack users become free of addiction. Community cafe and regular events. Self- or agency-referral. One-to-one and peer support. Youth project. Referrals where required. Call for details.

Outreach worker links, Drugs workers, Food, Advocacy

Brixton Advice Centre

167 Railton Road, , ,

SE24 OLU

Phone: 020 7733 7554

Monday-Thursday: 10am-3pm (call into reception)

Specialist advice on welfare benefits, housing, employment and debt. Website has good info on homeless health services. All advice sessions are on a first come, first served basis.

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

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

Camden C.A.B. Service Legal Advice

141a Robert Street, , ,

NW1 3QT

Phone: 0300 330 1157

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm

Covers immigration and nationality and employment.

Legal advice

Cardinal Hume Centre

3?7 Arneway St, Horseferry Rd, ,

SW1P 2BG

Phone: 020 7227 1673

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:15am-4:30pm (closed 1–2pm)
Wednesday: 9:15am-7pm (closed 1–2pm)

Enables people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness. Works with homeless young people, badly-housed families and others in need. Spanish (Wed) and Arabic (Friday) speakers by appointment.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Internet access, Medical/health, Tenancy support

CARIS Islington Churches Cold Weather Shelter

The Annexe, St Mellitus Church, Tollington Park, ,

N4 3AG

Phone: 07913 020738

Free night shelter, food, showers and a safe place to sleep. Phone after completing and emailing a 1-page registration form to iccws@hotmail.co.uk. 15 guests; 18+, dry. Opens in January; dates and times to be confirmed.

Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Laundry, Outreach worker links

Caritas Anchor House

81 Barking Road, Canning Town, ,

E16 4HB

Phone: 0207 476 6062

For people affected by homelessness, drug & alcohol misuse, mental health, domestic abuse & offending. Accommodation and varied services. Email info@caritasanchorhouse.org.uk.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Internet access, Music/drama, Step-free

Caveat Solicitors

363 Ripple Road, Barking, ,

IG11 9PN

Phone: 0203 249 1177

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-11:30am (free legal helpline - 020 3249 1179)

Free legal advice clinic on housing, homelessness, immigration etc. Freephone: 0800 050 9730.

Legal advice