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Issue 120 [May-June 2019] RECOVERY

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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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Colchester Emergency Night Shelter

39-41 Alexandra Road, Colchester, Essex,

CO3 3DF

Phone: 01206 549885; 01206 805324

Monday-Saturday: 7:15pm-9am
Sunday: 12:30pm-9am

Temporary accommodation and support for single homeless people 18 and over. Respite and support with signposting to other agencies, help finding permanent accommodation, benefits and health.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Education/training, Food, Internet access, Laundry, Tenancy support

HOPE Worldwide UK – ODAAT

The Chambers, St.Mark’s Church, 337 Kennington Park Road

SE11 4PW

Phone: 02036594809

One Day At A Time (ODAAT) is a quasi-residential men only (18+) rehab. 12 steps, counselling and psychotherapy are employed in a loving community to transform from chaos to constructive living. Services for people on the scheme include one to one counselling, yoga, community meetings, psychotherapy, relapse prevention and life skills, group therapy and aftercare, family contact and recreation.

Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Dentist, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Mental health

Stoll

446 Fulham Road, , ,

SW6 1DT

Phone: 020 7385 2110

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (closed 12.30–1.30)
Wednesday: 4pm-7pm (drop-in alternative weeks - phone to check)

Stoll is the leading provider of supported housing for ex-servicemen and women. As well as housing, they provide life-changing support including employment training, advice, addiction services and health and wellbeing activities.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

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)

The Queen Victoria Seamen's Rest

121-131 East India Dock Road, Poplar, ,

E14 6DF

Phone: 020 7987 5466

Monday-Sunday: 9am-8pm

For unemployed, retired and active seafarers (25+), other male ex-services personnel and single homeless men with low support needs. Phone, visit or write.

Internet access, Leisure facilities

Veterans Aid

40 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, ,

SW1W 0RE

Phone: 020 7828 2468

Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-3:30pm (helpline)
Friday: 8:30am-1:30pm

Free helpline: 0800 012 68 67. First contact with Veterans Aid is much like going to an Accident and Emergency unit and meeting a triage nurse ? someone who makes an assessment of the problem so that the right specialist help can be arranged.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Legal advice

Combat Stress

Tyrwhitt House, Oaklawn Road, Leatherhead,

KT22 0BX

Phone: 01372 587 000 (head office)

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am (via helpline, text 07537 404 719 or email combat.stress@rethink.org)

National ex-services charity offering help with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Residential clinical treatment and community outreach. Helpline (0800 138 1619) is open 24/7.

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling, Outreach worker links

Royal British Legion

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Phone: 0808 802 8080

Monday-Sunday: 8am-8pm (contact centres)

Delivers information, advice and support to members of the British armed forces, reservists, veterans and their families across the UK. Visit one of their centres, call (free from UK landlines and main mobile networks) or use their online resources to find out more.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Debt advice, Education/training, Internet access, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

SPACES

The Beacon, Marne Road, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire DL9 3AU

Phone: 01748 833797; 01748 872940

The Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex Services, SPACES, helps single ex-regulars find appropriate accommodation when they leave the services to reduce the likelihood of ex-service personnel becoming homeless or sleeping rough after discharge.

Accommodation/housing advice

SSAFA Forcesline

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Phone: 0845 241 7141

Monday-Friday: 9am-5:30pm

SSAFA helps combat homelessness among ex-Service personnel. Their London Homeless Division works with ex-Service rough sleepers. If you have gone AWOL, contact their Reclaim Your Life scheme and get your life back on track.

Veterans UK

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Phone: 0800 169 22 77

Monday-Thursday: 9am-3:30pm (drop in or phone)
Friday: 9am-1pm (drop in or phone)

Free help and advice for veterans, and access to dedicated one-to-one welfare advice. Email (veterans.help@spva.gsi.gov.uk) or phone.

Accommodation/housing advice, Debt advice, Benefits advice

Glasgow City Mission

20 Crimea Street, Glasgow, ,

G2 8PW

Phone: 0141 221 2630

Monday-Friday: 10am-10pm
Saturday: 4pm-8pm

Programme of activities, services and 1-2-1 support to tackle immediate needs and underlying issues. Activities incl free meals, art class, music studio, gym, computers, college courses, money help, ESOL classes, gardening, opportunities to explore the Christian faith and much more.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure facilities, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Step-free

Support in Mind Scotland

6 Newington Business Centre, Dalkeith Road Mews, Edinburgh,

EH16 5DU

Phone: 0131 662 4359

Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm

Support and action for all people - homeless and not - affected by mental illness. This includes carers, friends and families.

Mental health

Whitefoord House

53 Canongate, Edinburgh, ,

EH8 8BS

Phone: 0131 556 6827

Monday-Friday: 7am-5pm

Ring first. Accommodation for homeless ex-service men and women, including ex-merchant mariners. Can accept married couples.

Accommodation/housing advice

Huggard

Huggard Centre, Huggard Buildings, Hansen Street, Cardiff

CF10 5NQ

Phone: 02920642000

Monday-Sunday: 8:30am-7:30pm (day centre)

Day centre and allied hostel for persons who are homeless or suffering from psychological or physical infirmity or who by for reason of adverse circumstances are thereby in need of help.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Dentist, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

Birmingham City Council (Housing Pathways)

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Phone: 0121 675 1683

Normally referral-only, but if you are leaving, or have left, the armed forces, you can apply directly to the Housing Pathways Team to access the service. Phone or email (housingpathways@birmingham.gcsx.gov.uk)

Accommodation/housing advice

The Glebe Centre

Wednesbury Road, Walsall, Birmingham,

WS1 3RU

Phone: 01922 625687

Monday-Friday: 10am-2pm Alcohol Drinking Lounge 10am-3pm.

The Glebe Centre is a multifunctional hub from where a variety of services are delivered that support vulnerable adults in Walsall.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Needle exchange, Sexual health

Changing Lives

Textile House, Dukesway, Team Valley, Gateshead

NE11 0LF

Phone: 0191 273 8891

Monday-Friday: 9am-3pm (phone to be referred to appropriate services)

Provides specialist support services for thousands of vulnerable people and families every month. Wide range of services across the UK. Many services, so call the main office to be referred.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Dentist, Drugs workers, Food (free), Food, Laundry, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Ex-offenders

The Whitechapel Centre

Langsdale Street, Liverpool, ,

L3 8DU

Phone: 0151 207 7617

Monday-Sunday: 8am-8pm (homeless resolution hub, enablement activities)

Works with people who are sleeping rough, living in hostels or struggling to manage their accommodation. Committed to helping people find and maintain a home and learn the life skills essential for independent living. No Second Night Out phone line: 0300 123 2041 (24/7)

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure facilities, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Tenancy support, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders

St Petrock's

10 Cathedral Yard, Exeter, ,

EX1 1HJ

Phone: 01392 422396

Monday-Friday: 9am-1pm (drop-in)
Wednesday & Friday: 10am-12pm (mental health practitioner)
Tuesday & Thursday: 2pm-4pm (probation, housing, jobs etc)
Monday: 2pm-4pm (women's group)
Monday & Thursday: 9am-12pm podiatrist Monday, nurse Thursday)
Tuesday: 11am-1pm (alternative healing)

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Medical/health, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders

Aylesbury Homeless Action Group

2 Rickfords Hill, Aylesbury, ,

HP20 2RX

Phone: 01296 435026

Monday & Wednesday: 12pm-2pm (drop-in)

AHAG's aims and objectives are to relieve hardship, need and distress. Support and advice for anyone 18+ who is homeless or inadequately housed. Drop in for showers, washing facilities, newspapers and refreshments. Please make appointment for one-to-one support, help with education, CVs, employment etc. Phone or email info@ahag.org.uk.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Debt advice, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders

Catalyst Night Shelter (Havering)

Sennen Cottage, Ockendon Road, Upminster, Essex

RM14 2DN

Phone: 07894 448729, 07527 192161

01 January to 31 December
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-7:30am
Wednesday: 10:30am-12:30pm (drop-in)
Website: http://

Night shelter, multi-agency working and referrals. Three supported living properties and a residential recovery programme. Self- and agency-referrals, inc prison & probation services. Connection to LB Havering.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Luggage storage, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders