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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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Glass Door Night Shelter Richmond

Phone: 020 7351 4948

05 November to 07 April
Monday-Sunday: 8pm-7am (phone 020 7351 4948 Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, to check vacancies)

30 spaces, 18+, self- or agency referrals.

Accommodation/housing advice, Food

Kingston Churches Winter Night Shelter

01 February to 31 March
Monday-Sunday: 8pm-7:30am

18+, mixed, with separate area for women. Self-referral via KCAH's housing advice sessions Mon-Fri 10am-1pm.

Accommodation/housing advice, Food (free)

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. 21+, dry, 30 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

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

Bromley Winter Night Shelter

c/o Bromley Council Homelessness Service, Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley

BR1 3UH

Phone: 07806 602 347

21 November to 15 March
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-7am (closed during Crisis, 23-30 Dec.)

18+, mixed, beds for 12, dry, no-smoking, priority to local connection. Contact Bromley Council Homelessness Team or agency for local connection, or shelter (bromleyshelter@gmail.com) for other spaces. An additional shelter runs 30 December 2018 to 19 March 2019.

Accommodation/housing advice, Food

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

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

Crash Pad – Youth Shelter

Phone: 020 7700 2498

Monday-Sunday: 4pm-9am

Islington-based shelter for people 18-23 with low support needs. 12 bed spaces, separate room for females. Shelter has no Wifi, Playstations, Xboxes or telephone. For referral, please phone or email Momodou Mboge - momodou.piliontrust@gmail.com

Advocacy, Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Food (free), Education/training, Art classes, Music/drama, Leisure facilities

Crisis Christmas

66 Commercial Street, , ,

E1 6LT

Phone: 0844 251 0111

Winter shelter:
22 December to 30 December
Monday-Sunday: 9am-9pm

Referral via 221 Gray's Inn Rd, WC1X 8RA; City of London Academy, Lynton Rd, SE1 5LA; City Academy, Homerton Row, E9 6EA; Kensington Aldridge Academy, 1 Silchester Rd, W10 6EX; or Lesoco, 2 Deptford Ch St, SE8 4RZ. Access to residential centres via 5 day centres. Transport to day centres from King's X, Mornington Cres, Finsbury Pk Stn; Temple, Waterloo (St John's), London Br (Southwark St), Bermondsey Stn; Broadway Day Centre, Victoria, and Chelsea Methodist Ch and Deptford Reach Day Centre.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Outreach worker links, Leisure facilities

Croydon Churches Floating Shelter

Various churches, , ,

Phone: 07752 272481

Winter shelter (not during Crisis Christmas):
01 November to March
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8am (will close late March but date not finalised)

Local referrals from local agencies via Croydon Reach (020 7870 8855), Croydon SNAP Team (020 8760 5498), Crisis Skylight (020 2848 1700) and Turnaround (020 8760 5530). Agencies should phone 8am-4pm to check vacancies. 14 bed spaces.

Accommodation/housing advice, Food

Ealing Churches Winter Night Shelter

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Phone: 07930 378263

25 November to 31 March
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8:30am

Referral via St Mungo Broadway's outreach team (020 8840 9653), Acton Homeless Concern (020 8992 5768) or Ealing Soup Kitchen (020 8566 3507 x208). 14 bed spaces. No self-referral.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Outreach worker links

Finchley Churches Winter Shelter

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Phone: 020 8446 8400

Winter shelter:
October to March
Monday-Sunday: 8pm-8am

Referrals from Homeless Action Barnet, 36B Woodhouse Rd, N12 0RG; 020 8446 8400. 15 beds, 18+, mixed, dry.

Food (free), Accommodation/housing advice

Firm Foundation Winter Night Shelter (All People All Places)

30 December to 31 March
Monday-Sunday: 9pm-6:30am (initially men-only; after 1 January, mixed.)

18+, 20 spaces (15 men, 5 women in a separate building) Agency referrals only. Rough sleepers, NRPF and asylum seekers. Priority to those with connection to Harrow. fdp@firmfoundation.org.uk

Food (free), Accommodation/housing advice

Forest Churches Emergency Night Shelter

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Phone: 07739 870411

01 November to 31 March
Monday-Sunday: 8pm-7:30am

18+; mixed; dry; 30 spaces. Separate area for women. 18+ with a Waltham Forest connection. Phone 07739 870 411 before 3.00pm Mon-Fri or visit either St Mungo’s Hub or Waltham Forest Housing Services for referral. Ring Shelter Coordinator on 07739 870 411 before 3.00pm Monday-Friday.

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Food (free)

Glass Door Homeless Charity

155a Kings Road, Chelsea, ,

SW3 5TX

Phone: 020 7351 4948

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9am-2pm (Chelsea Methodist Church)
Winter shelter
05 November to 07 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: 8:30am-11am (Vineyard Community Centre)
Tuesday: 12:30pm-3pm (The Yard, Putney)

Advice, food, showers and laundry facilities are offered year-round from the drop-in centres. Shelter and support for people who are homeless. Also London’s largest emergency winter night shelter, providing up to 130 men and women a place to sleep. Lunch is served upstairs but staff or volunteers bring meals downstairs to those with limited mobility. The night shelters are in different churches, not all of which are step-free.

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Laundry, Internet access

Glass Door Night Shelters Wandsworth

Phone: 020 7351 4948

05 November to 07 April
Monday-Sunday: 8pm-7am

30 spaces, 18+, separate areas for women. For self-referral, phone Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm to check vacancies. Waiting list registration by phone or via www.glassdoor.org.uk/.

Accommodation/housing advice, Food

Greenwich Winter Night Shelter

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Phone: 07985 496905

03 January to 29 March
Monday-Sunday: 7pm-8:30am

Referral by agreed partner agencies must be confirmed by GWNS project worker. 18+, mixed, 15 places.

Food (free)

GrowTH (Tower Hamlets)

302 The Highway, Shadwell, ,

E1W 3DH

01 November to 01 June
Monday-Sunday: 7pm-7am

Referrals (admin@thisisgrowth.org) from Whitechapel Mission, Health E1, Crisis, U-Turn Women's Project, Praxis, Spitalfields Crypt Trust, TH Floating Support and City Gateway. 18+; dry; mixed; 15 spaces. (Details: http://thisisgrowth.org/referral-agencies/)

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Food (free), Food

Hackney Winter Night Shelter

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Phone: 020 853 3808, 077361 60282

Winter shelter (dates TBC):
01 November to 30 March
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8am (6.30pm Sundays. Closed during Crisis)

Mixed; beds for 25 (screened area for women); dry. Last admission 8.30pm. Agency referrals only - phone to check details and leave message if voicemail. 15 bed spaces until 23 Dec 2017, 25 until 31 March 2018.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling, Food (free), Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

Hillingdon Winter Night Shelters

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Phone: 01895 556633

21 January to 03 March
Monday-Sunday: 6pm-8am

18+, men only, beds for 5, agency or self referral, dry. Details to be confirmed.

Accommodation/housing advice, Food (free)

Hope 4 Barking Night Shelter

Phone: 07527 192161

01 January to 31 December
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8am

Year-round shelter for around 15 single people aged 18+ in the LB of Barking & Dagenham. Self- or agency referrals. Ring or email h4bdnighshelter@outlook.com The shelter opens at 7:30pm each night. Guests must leave by 8am

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

Hope 4 Havering

Phone: 01708226972; 07488915305

Year-round night shelter for 20 people, 18+. Self- and agency referrals, inc prison and probation services. No drugs, alcohol.

Food, Accommodation/housing advice

Joel Night Shelter

Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness, St Peter's Church Hall, London Rd, Kingston

KT2 6QL

Phone: 0208 255 7400

01 February to 14 March
Monday-Sunday: 7pm-9am (night shelter)
Tuesday: 8:30am-9:30am (conflict resolution)
Tuesday: 10am-1pm (art group)
Thursday: 10am-2pm ('cook and eat' programme)
Monday-Friday: 10am-1pm (drop-in advice)

Referrals primarily via Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness (020 8255 7400), which is next door. Supports primarily single people with a local connection to Kingston who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or who are experiencing serious problems with private landlords. They help solve housing problems and improve the quality of people's lives.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure facilities, Luggage storage, Tenancy support

Merton Winter Night Shelter

YMCA LSW Wimbledon, 200 The Broadway, ,

SW19 1RY

Phone: 020 8544 6697

26 November to 11 March
Monday-Sunday: 6:30pm-8:30am

Self- and agency referrals, most from Faith in Action Homeless Project. Online referral form: https://bit.ly/2OMyusa. Info: mertonnightshelter@gmail.com 18+, dry, mixed, 12 spaces.

Food (free), Food, Accommodation/housing advice

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