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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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Do-It

50 Featherstone Street, , ,

EC1Y 8RT

Phone: 020 7250 5700

National database of volunteering opportunities in the UK.

FareShare

Unit 7, Deptford Trading Estate, Blackhorse Road, ,

SE8 5HY

Phone: 020 7394 2468

Redistributes surplus fresh food. Works with local charities, companies and volunteers to improve the health and well being of vulnerable people.

Food

Quaker Homeless Action/Quaker Open Christmas

Admin: PO Box 7105, Poole, Dorset BH15 4DQ, Winter shelter: The American Church, 79A Tottenham Court Road, W1T 4TD,

W1T 4TD

Phone: 07833 123155

Winter shelter:
23 December to 02 January
Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am (open 24 hours)
Monday: 11:30am-12:30pm (mobile library, 3rd week of month, Manna Centre)
Tuesday: 7pm-7:30pm (mobile library, alt. weeks at Lincoln’s Inn Fields)
Saturday: 10am-4pm (mobile library: The Passage, 10am–10.30am; The American Church, 11.15am–12pm; St Giles in the Fields, 2pm–4pm)

Quaker Homeless Action runs mobile libraries. The Christmas Shelter (24 beds, dry) provides breakfast and supper for up to 75. It closes at 10pm except for those who have been given a bed. Self referrals and referrals from Islington Outreach Forum agencies (inc. Islington DAAT, Whitaker Centre, Pilion Trust, New Horizon, Focus and Angel Drug Services) or others that can provide ongoing support. Phone to check vacancies.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Food (free), Foot care, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Leisure facilities

ReStore Community Projects

18 Ashley Road, , ,

N17 9LJ

Phone: 020 8493 0900

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-4pm (no appointment necessary)

A wide range of beds, settees, tables, chairs and all household furniture available at low cost. Agency referral, or bring evidence of being on benefits or on low income.

Thames Reach (Employment Academy)

29 Peckham Road, , ,

SE5 8UA

Phone: 020 7702 4260

Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm

Supports homeless, vulnerable and isolated men and women through a range of services, activities and accommodation projects. Their aim is for the people they help to have decent homes, supportive relationships and fulfilling lives.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Internet access, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

Waltham Forest Feet on the Streets

, , ,

Phone: 07448633694

Informal outreach group based in and serving Waltham Forest with soup runs and other help. Contact them if you want support getting to your appointments or to find out when their next soup run will be - ring 07448633694 or email feetonthestreets@hotmail.com.

Food (free)

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

Webber Street (London City Mission)

6-8 Webber Street, , ,

SE1 8QA

Phone: 020 7928 1677

Monday-Thursday: 9am-12pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm

List for showers taken on Monday (1 shower per week per male guest). Short Bible talk each morning - prayer and other spiritual help offered. Closed first Wednesday of each month. Not step-free.

Mental health, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Food, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Leisure facilities

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

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

Street Soccer Scotland (Edinburgh)

2 Bernard Street, Edinburgh, ,

EH6 6PU

Phone: 07480 979919

Monday & Wednesday: 1pm-3pm (Powerleague Portobello - phone 07480979919 before your first visit)
Thursday: 1pm-3pm (Leith Community Centre - phone 07480979919 before your first visit)

These two-hour fun football sessions offer players a chance to meet new people, improve physical/mental health, increase confidence and provide players with a safe and positive environment. All their sessions are FREE, open to anyone aged 16+ and are delivered across numerous venues in Scotland. Call Robbie Wood on 07480 979919 for more information. Call Robbie Wood on 07480 979919

Leisure facilities

Turning Point Scotland (Drug Crisis Centre)

123 West Street, Glasgow, ,

G5 8BA

Phone: 0800 652 3757 (9am?5pm)

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am (drop-in, needle exchange, advice and assessment)

A safe, confidential 24/7 drop-in service which will support and encourage people to find ways of making their substance misuse less problematic and to achieve a better quality of life.

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Sexual health, Step-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

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