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July-August 2021 : Know Your Rights READ ONLINE

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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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Advicenow

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

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

Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: 0800 9177 650

Fellowship of people who help each other to recover from alcoholism. Call their national helpline free on 0800 9177 650 or email help@aamail.org, or enter your postcode to find your nearest support meeting.

Counselling

At A Loss

'One stop shop' website for finding specific and local bereavement support. If you are grieving for someone, visit the site.

Medical/health

Childline

Phone: 0800 11 11

Free, confidential helpline for young people. Great information on the website. If you need support now or want to talk privately, contact a counsellor for free.

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling

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

Cruse Bereavement Care - National Helpline

Phone: 0808 808 1677

Monday & Friday: 9:30am-5pm (not bank holidays)
Tuesday-Thursday: 9:30am-8pm

The Cruse Bereavement Care Freephone National Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement. Group, one to one and peer support; friendship support, practical support, listening, drop-in, phone helpline and more. MON, FRI: 9.30-5 TUE,WED,THU: 9.30-8 SAT, SUN: 10-2 ONLINE MESSAGE CHAT ALSO AVAILABLE: MON-FRI: 9AM-9PM

Counselling

Dr Kershaw’s Hospice

Turf Lane, Royton, Oldham, Greater Manchester

OL2 6EU

Phone: 0161 624 9984

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am

The UK's first 'homeless-friendly' hospice. 24-hour helpline: 0161 785 5635. "Dr Kershaw’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for adults with non-curable, life-limiting illnesses in a peaceful and homely environment. Our healthcare focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients."

Counselling, Medical/health, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Food, Internet access

Drink Coach

Download the free app to help you track and change your drinking habits.

Frank

Phone: 0300 123 6600

Monday-Sunday: 2pm-6pm (live chat)

Drug advice for young people. Web: www.talktofrank.com; SMS: 82111; email: frank@talktofrank.com.

Advocacy, Counselling, Drugs workers, Outreach worker links

GamCare

Phone: 0808 8020 133

Monday-Sunday: 8am-12am

GamCare is the leading provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling across England, Scotland and Wales. They operate the National Gambling HelpLine, as well as providing free treatment at 120 locations across Great Britain. Their dedicated advice service for young people is at https://www.bigdeal.org.uk/

Counselling

Hearing Voices Network

86-90 Paul Street, London EC2A 4NE

nationwide

Phone: 0114 271 8210

A network for people who hear voices and see visions. If you want information about hearing voices groups, call 0114 271 8210 or email info@hearing-voices.org.

Mental health, Counselling

Housing Justice

Phone: 020 3544 8094

Supports night shelters, drop-ins and hundreds of practical projects nationwide by providing advice and training for churches and community groups who work with homeless people.

LawWorks

To find your local legal advice clinic, go to the website and type in your postcode, city or town, and search according to the area of law.

Legal advice

Marie Curie Support Line

Phone: 0800 090 2309

Monday-Friday: 11am-6pm (support line)
Saturday: 11am-5pm (support line)
Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm (information and support nurse)

Call the free Support Line for practical or clinical information and emotional support if you're living with a terminal illness, whatever your situation.

Advocacy, Medical/health

MIND

Phone: 0300 123 3393

Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm

Advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. info@mind. org.uk Legal support: 0300 466 6463; legal@mind.org.uk Textline has been closed - please text SHOUT on 85258

Mental health, Advocacy, Legal advice

Missing People

Phone: 116 000

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am

For anyone 18+ who is away from home. Confidential advice, and can help pass a message home and make referrals to other agencies where appropriate. You can text 116 000 even if you have no credit left on your phone, or email 116000@missingpeople.org.uk.

Advocacy

My Life, My Choices (St Mungo's)

'My Life, My Choices: telling people what matters to me at the end of my life' will help you discuss your rights and treatment. Where would you like to be cared for? Do you want to appoint someone to speak on your behalf? Answers to some of the questions you may have.

Medical/health, Advocacy, Legal advice

National Debtline

Phone: 0808 808 4000

Monday-Friday: 9am-8pm
Saturday: 9:30am-1pm

Fact sheets and information about debt and managing it.

Advocacy, Debt advice

National Domestic Violence Helpline

Phone: 0808 2000 247

24/4 helpline run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge. If you are in immediate danger, please call 999.

Accommodation/housing advice, Counselling

National Problem Gambling Clinic

69 Warwick Road

SW5 9BH

Phone: 020 7381 7722

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Helps problem gamblers in England and Wales aged 16+. The team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, family therapist and CAB debt management specialist. Contact in person (find your nearest clinic online), by phone (020 7381 7722) or e-mail (gambling.cnwl@nhs.net). Urgent advice line: 0800 0234 650. Fax: 020 7381 7723 gambling.cnwl@nhs.net

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling, Debt advice

National Self-Harm Network

Supporting individuals who self harm to reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life Resources and information available online. A supportive and understanding forum.

Mental health, Counselling

No Panic

Phone: 0844 967 4848

Monday-Friday: 10am-10pm

Support for those suffering from panic attacks, phobias, OCD, general anxiety disorder and tranquilliser withdrawal. Info, advice, counselling, listening, befriending and referrals. Helpline: 0844 967 4848; youth helpline: 0330 606 1174; email: info@nopanic.org.uk.

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling, Drugs workers, Outreach worker links

Over-Count

Phone: 07454 867 539

Tuesday: 7pm-10pm

Information for people addicted to over-the-counter drugs.

POhWER

Phone: 0300 456 2370

Monday-Friday: 8am-6pm

If you have mental health problems or learning disabilities and need help with understanding care reviews, change of accommodation or serious medical treatment, get in touch. Phone or email pohwer@pohwer.net, or send the word ’pohwer’ with your name and number to 81025.

Advocacy, Counselling, Medical/health

Prisoners' Advice Service (PAS)

PO Box 46199, EC1M 4XA

Phone: 020 7253 3323

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am-5pm (advice line, closed 1pm–2pm)

Free legal advice and support to adult prisoners through a telephone advice line, letters clinic and legal outreach sessions.

Advocacy, Legal advice