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Scottish Charity Register No. SC043760

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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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240 Project

116 Bramley Road, , ,

W10 6SU

Phone: 0207 221 7530

Friendly charity helping people mainly who have a history of homelessness, are vulnerable and mostly need support. Acupuncture, art, cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, computing, cooking, drama, felt workshop, group therapy, leather work, mosaics, music, poetry, qi gong, yoga etc. Ring for details or check the timetable (www.240project.org.uk/timetable/). Not step-free.

Art classes, Clothing store, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Leisure facilities, Music/drama

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

Finsbury Park Mosque

7-11 St Thoms's Road, , ,

N4 2QH

Phone: 020 7424 5252

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 10:30am-1pm (women's group)
Monday & Wednesday: 5pm-7pm (karate for kids)
Thursday: 6pm-8pm (soup run - 7pm–9pm in summer)
Friday: 4pm-7pm (youth club for boys)
Saturday: 3pm-5pm (youth club for girls)
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-5pm (community meetings all day)

Registered charity serving the local Muslim community and the wider society in Islington and surrounding N London boroughs. Community centre which works with everyone to promote dialogue and understanding in our multicultural society.

Counselling, Education/training, Legal advice, Leisure facilities

Haringey Recovery Service

590 Seven Sisters Road, , ,

N15 6HR

Phone: 020 8801 3999

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm

Works with individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol misuse, and their friends, families and carers. Holistic approach, with continued support, equipping people with the skill for self-development.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Internet access, Leisure facilities, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Legal advice, Ex-offenders, Step-free

Mosaic Clubhouse

65 Effra Road, , ,

SW2 1BZ

Phone: 020 7924 9657

Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm (work day/info service)
Monday: 5pm-8pm (social)
Thursday & Friday: 5pm-6pm (keep fit, yoga)
Thursday-Friday: 5pm-8pm (peer-led groups)
Wednesday-Sunday: 6pm-2am (evening sanctuary)

Supports people?s recovery with mental health by engaging them in running the service, including the caf?, reception and business unit. Links to employment, adult education, wellness workshops. Mental Health Info Line: Mon?Fri: 9am?5pm: 020 7924 9657

Mental health, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training

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

Royal Connections

The Hub Studios, 90 Monier Road (off Wick Lane), Bow,

E3 2ND

Phone: 0300 111 1111

Sunday: 4pm-6pm (hot meal on 4th Sunday of the month)

Christian charity dedicated to helping people who need help. Works with other local organisations.

Accommodation/housing advice, Barber, Careers advice, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Medical/health, Legal advice

SHP

245 Gray's Inn Road, , ,

WC1X 8QY

Phone: 020 7520 8660

Monday-Sunday: 9am-5pm

Provides innovative accommodation and support services to 3,000 of London's most vulnerable people. To discuss referral, call 020 7520 8660.

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

Sock Mob

, , ,

Aim to befriend the homeless and hand out socks.

Clothing store

Spectra CIC

St Charles Centre, Exmoor Street, ,

W10 6DZ

Phone: 0800 5878302

Monday-Sunday: 11am-4pm (drop-in)

Health and well-being services for diverse and marginalised communities, empowering choices, including sexual health, emotional resilience and wellbeing. Works across London and provides outreach, groups - social and therapeutic, 1-2-1 support, health screening, counselling. Open every day for health check, HIV test, information. Daily outreach across London; check website for details.

Mental health, Counselling, Education/training, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual 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 Youth Hub

Postal address only: 7, 35-37 Ludgate Hill, , ,

EC4M 7JN

Phone: 0203 283 8616

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Central hub connecting teens, young adults, employers, training providers and charities to each other. Their aim is to reduce poverty and increase employment across the UK. Please contact 0203 283 8616.

Careers advice, Education/training

Wandsworth Community Drug and Alcohol Service (WCDAS)

St John's Therapy Centre, 162 St John's Hill, Battersea,

SW11 1SW

Phone: 020 8812 4120

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-4:30pm
Wednesday: 1pm-7pm

A consortium between SLaM NHS Foundation Trust, Addaction and St Mungo's which provides specialist treatment for Wandsworth adults affected by drug and/or alcohol issues.

Mental health, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Education/training, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Step-free

Barony (Contact Point, Edinburgh)

101 High Riggs Road, Tollcross, Edinburgh,

EH3 9RP

Phone: 0845 140 7777

Monday: 2pm-8pm (art 2.30-4.30; games 6.30-7.30)
Tuesday: 10:30am-4pm (walking 11-12.30; taster sessions 2-4)
Sunday: 11am-4pm (read the Sunday papers!)
Wednesday: 10:30am-4:30pm (swimming 11am-2pm; wellbeing 3-4)
Thursday: 2pm-8pm (open day 2.30-4.30; mixed media night 6.30-7.30)

Mental health resource that provides a safe place for those experiencing mental health problems to socialise or gain 1:1 or peer support. The service promotes healthy lifestyle choices and meaningful activity. Open for drop-in Mon toThu and Sun.

Mental health, Counselling, Leisure facilities, Music/drama, Education/training

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

Nae Such Thing as a Free Lunch

The Space, 257 London Road, Glasgow,

G40 1PE

Phone: 07801 373 641

Thursday-Sunday: 12pm-6pm

A pay-what-you-can cafe. Warm, welcoming environment where you can relax over a cup of tea or coffee.

Food (free), Food, Internet access, Step-free

Queen's Park Govanhill Parish Church

170 Queen's Drive, Glasgow, ,

G42 8QZ

Phone: 0141 423 3654

Wednesday & Thursday: 5:30pm-7pm (free meal – 28 Daisey St, G42 8JL)
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10am-1:30pm (low-cost meal – 28 Daisey St, G42 8JL)
Friday: 12pm-2pm (free meal – 28 Daisey St, G42 8JL)
Saturday: 5pm-6pm (free food - 170 Queens Dr)

Church where everyone is someone and everyone is valued regardless of past, or present situation, where self-belief is nurtured and where everyone is loved unconditionally.

Food (free), Food

Raised Voices (Pirniefield Bank)

27/3 Pirniefield Bank, Edinburgh, ,

EH6 7QH

Phone: 07968546034

Provides creative services for homeless people in Edinburgh. This can range from creative writing workshops to organising fundraisers for other charities. Phone for details.

Education/training, Leisure facilities

Social Bite (Shandwick Place)

89 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, ,

EH2 3DT

Phone: 0131 220 8206

Monday-Friday: 2pm-3pm (suspended items)

Every single penny of Social Bite's profits are donated to good causes. One in four of its team is formerly homeless. Suspended items are bought by customers for homeless people.

Food (free)

Wirral Churches Ark Project

Mary Cole House, 6 Sandford Street, Birkenhead,

CH41 1BN

Phone: 0151 649 0111

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am (accommodation and support)
Monday-Friday: 9am-12am (crisis training and events – term-time only)

Three-month stay, emergency accommodation service for single homeless people with multiple support needs. 22 male beds and 5 female. Referral required via Wirral ?Mainstay? (www.mainstayliverpool.org.uk).

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Debt advice, Education/training, Food, Internet access, Laundry, Music/drama

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

Ashdown Medway Accommodation Trust (AMAT)

10 Chelmar Road, Chatham, Kent,

ME4 4PB

Phone: 0800 698 1000

Monday-Sunday: 8:30am-12:30pm (office hours)
Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am (on call)

AMAT is a direct access hostel based in Medway, which provides supported accommodation to 400+ service users in a variety of accommodation, mostly shared houses with 3 to 4 units, though there are some flats. There is a no-visitors house for the more vulnerable service users and a dry house for those who are rehabilitating. There is also a female-only house. There is also an opportunity for some service users to become more permanently accommodated on an AST if they meet the criteria.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Tenancy support