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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.

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Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women's Centre

Bays 4 and 5, Trellick Tower, Golborne Road

W10 5PL

Phone: 020 8969 2292


Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Friday: 10am-12pm (drop-in)
Sunday: 12pm-4pm 1st Sunday of month - drop-in for isolated Arabic-speaking men aged 55+)

Advice and assistance for Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families on benefits, housing, homelessness, domestic violence, health and mental health. For mental health support in Arabic, please book in advance. Outreach support to the elderly. ESOL classes with free creche for women returners. Some projects are borough-restricted, so contact them for more information.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Medical/health

Asha Projects

13 Shrubbery Road

SW16 2AS

Phone: 020 8696 0023

Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm

Advice, help and referral to refuges for Asian women and children, and single women fleeing domestic violence. English, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Hindi and Bengali. Call for an appointment.

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

Ashiana Network

Oceanair House, 750-760 High Road

E11 3BB

Phone: 020 8539 0427

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm (closed midday-1pm)

Ashiana provides advice, support and safe housing for South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women experiencing domestic violence. In an emergency, please call 999.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling, Outreach workers

Broken Rainbow

Phone: 0300 999 5428/0800 999 5428

Monday & Thursday: 2pm-8pm
Wednesday: 10am-5pm

Support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people experiencing domestic violence. 0300 numbers are billed as 01 and 02 landline numbers and are usually included in contract and package minutes; 0800 numbers are free from landlines and include in some mobile provider inclusive minutes. Also offer online chat via the website.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling, Medical/health, Legal advice

Clapton Community Drop-in

Round Chapel Old School Rooms, Powerscroft Road

E5 0PU

Phone: 020 8533 9676

Sunday: 2:30pm-4pm
Wednesday: 12:30pm-3:30pm (Job Club)

Contact: coordinator.claptondropin@gmail.com. Help to access services, particularly in relation to housing, benefits, JobCentre Plus, as well as health- and family-related issues. The Job Club is for anyone wanting support with maintaining their benefits, with support to access Universal Job Match, write a CV and apply for jobs. For info about peer support for women or mental health support, phone, call in or check the website.

Mental health, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Food (free), Outreach worker links, Legal advice, Ex-offenders

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, respite & support for single homeless people 18+. Signposting, help with permanent accommodation, benefits & health.

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

Commonside Community Development Trust

New Horizon Centre, South Lodge Avenue, Pollards Hill

CR4 1LT

Phone: 020 8764 9582 x 207

Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8:30am-6:30pm Assistance with link to Merton-based night provision
Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Thursday: 8:30am-6:30pm Assistance with link to Merton-based night provision
Thursday: 11am-1pm Drop-in café area for appointments for advice re eg mental health services, GPs, dentist, DWP/JCP etc
Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Saturday: 8:30am-6:30pm Also free Afro-Caribbean meal at late lunchtime.
Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Sunday: 8:30am-6:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am-1:30pm Additionally free veggie lunch and chat with local SDA

Commonside Trust runs the New Horizon Centre in Pollards Hill, London Borough of Merton; includes a lunch club for older people and support services for families, socially prescribed patients, volunteering, employability support.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Drugs workers, Food (free), Mental health, Clothing store, Debt advice, Tenancy support, Laundry

Greenwich Migrant Hub

Woolwich Common Community Centre, Leslie Smith Square

SE18 4DW

Phone: 07429031389

Tuesday: 10:30am-1:30pm

Drop-in centre for free immigration, housing & domestic violence advice, and a hot meal to migrants in Greenwich and neighbouring boroughs.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Food (free), Legal advice, Step-free

Hestia

Maya House, 134-138 Borough High Street

SE1 1LB

Phone: 020 7378 3100

Supports male and female victims of modern slavery to ensure their voices are heard and they get the support they need to rebuild their lives. Wide range of services - check the website for details. Supported housing for vulnerable young people.

Mental health, Advocacy, Drugs workers, Alcohol workers

Hillingdon Law Centre Legal Advice Clinic

12 Harold Avenue, Hayes

UB3 4QW

Phone: 0208 561 9400

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm (appointments)

Covers asylum, children, domestic violence, employment, family issues, housing, immigration and benefits. Written advice, casework, representation and initial advice. For more info, phone or visit the website.

Kiran - Asian Women's Aid

Waltham Forest Hub (Central) (Appointments only), 1 Russell Road, Leyton

E10 7ES

Phone: 020 8558 1986

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Accommodation, advice & support for women from the Indian sub-continent (& from Turkey, Iran, Morocco, Malaysia etc) experiencing domestic violence. Help with benefits, legal issues, housing, health & training. Outreach and resettlement. Drop in, email (kiran.admin@kiranss.org.uk) or phone.

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

Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre

Legal Advice Centre, School of Law, Mile End Road

E1 4NS

Phone: 020 7882 3931

Tuesday: 6pm-8pm

By appointment only; term-time only. Asylum, domestic violence, employment, family issues, immigration, LGBT hate crime etc. Pink law gives free advice to the LGBT community.

Legal advice

Rape Crisis South London/Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

PO Box 383, Croydon

CR9 2AW

Phone: 0208 683 3311

Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm (office)
Monday-Sunday: 12pm-2:30pm (helpline, 365 days a year)
Monday-Sunday: 7pm-9:30pm helpline, 365 days a year)

Helpline: 0808 802 9999 All woman independent organisation supporting women and girls aged 14+ who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives and who live and/or work in south London. Face-to-face counselling in Croydon, Kingston, Bexley and Southwark, Freephone National Rape Crisis Helpline, advocacy for women/girls who have reported or are considering reporting to the police, and an outreach worker specialising in homelessness and prostitution.

Advocacy, Counselling, Outreach workers

Reset

Beaumont House (ground floor), Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road

E1 4DG

Phone: 020 8121 5301

Monday, Thursday, Friday: 10am-4pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 1pm-4pm

Drug and alcohol treatment to Tower Hamlets residents 18+. Advice, info & help with cannabis, khat, cocaine, crack and alcohol use. Testing for Hep B & C and BBVs; harm reduction advice. Alcohol detox; residential rehab. Referral & support as required.

Counselling, Advocacy, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training

Richmond Legal Advice Service

Holy Trinity Church, Sheen Pk, Richmond

TW9 1UP

Phone: 020 8891 2105

Tuesday: 8pm-9:30pm

Covers children, domestic violence, employment, housing, benefits etc.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Tenancy support, Legal advice

Sangam Association of Asian Women

210 Burnt Oak Broadway

HA8 0AP

Phone: 020 8952 7062

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm

Relieves poverty, hardship, and distress of the socially and economically disadvantaged without discrimination. Counselling for women, youth and underprivileged people. Cultural classes.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training

Stonewall Housing

2a Leroy House, 536 Essex Road

N1 3QP

Phone: 020 7359 5767 (advice)

Monday: 2pm-3:30pm (drop-in, Lighthouse Sth London, 14-15 Lower Marsh, W’loo)
Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm (advice line, 020 7359 5767, closed 1pm–2pm)
Wednesday: 2pm-3:30pm (drop-in, Origin Housing, NW1)
Friday: 2pm-5:30pm (drop-in, London Friend, 86 Caledonian Rd)

Specialist LGBT housing advice and support for people in their own homes or supported housing for young people. Free, confidential housing advice for LGBT people of all ages.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Legal advice

Switchboard LGBT

Phone: 0300 330 0630

Monday-Sunday: 10am-10pm (switchboard open)

For LGBT+ people who have experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse. Supports lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system. Phone, email chris@switchboard.lgbt or message them via the website. Can also help with bereavement.

Legal advice, Advocacy, Mental health

Treasures Foundation

Treasures Foundation helps female ex-offenders and former addicts with a home and support. By referral only – please contact your key worker. "We provide housing each day, every day".

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Food

Waterloo Legal Advice Service

Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road

SE1 7AA

Phone: 020 7261 1404

Thursday: 6:30pm-7:30pm (drop-in - doors open at 6pm)

Covers children, crime, domestic violence, education, employment, family, housing, immigration etc. Written advice, casework, initial advice and form-filling.

Accommodation/housing advice, Tenancy support

Working Chance

24-27 White Lion St

N1 9PD

Phone: 0207 2781532

Supports women with criminal convictions and those leaving the care system into sustainable, quality employment. They place candidates into a huge variety of jobs in hospitality, finance and media, as well as the public and third sectors. They also provide support around CV writing, interview practice and disclosing convictions to potential employers.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Tenancy support