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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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Apex Scotland

9 Great Stuart Street, Edinburgh

EH3 7TP

Phone: 0131 220 0130

For offenders, ex-offenders and young people at risk of offending, many of whom may also be homeless. Their services will help clients to, for instance, move onto employment, training or further education. To find your local office, please click the link to visit the website. Head office is not step-free, but some local officers are - ring to check. admin@apexscotland.org.uk: unable to take calls at the moment due to Covid

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Internet access

Barnardo's (Safer Choices)

3rd Floor Rear, 91 Mitchell Street, Glasgow

G1 3LN

Phone: 0141 243 2393


Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm
Monday & Wednesday: 6pm-2:30am

Confidential crisis service for people under 18 who are homeless, runaways, in temporary accommodation, at risk of sexual exploitation, involved in drugs or alcohol, or living in chaos and trauma. Phone the helpline (0800 085 2704) or email SaferChoices@barnardos.org.uk for advice and support. Remember to leave contact details if you want someone to call/email you back. Offices are no longer open due to Covid but can call emergency helpline on 0141 243 2393

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Medical/health, Outreach workers

Breathing Space Scotland

Phone: 0800 83 85 87

Monday-Thursday: 6pm-2am
Friday-Sunday: 6pm-6am

Free, confidential phone service for anyone in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. Experienced advisors listen and offer advice. For support outside opening hours, contact Samaritans on 116 123 (24/7).

Mental health, Advocacy, Counselling

Council for Homeless Young People

171 Wilton Street, Glasgow

G20 6DF

Phone: 0141 945 3871

24/7 help. Residential support for youngsters and young, single homeless people (16-21). Referral only via Social Work Dept, Glasgow City Council: 0141 302 2744.

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

Edinburgh City Youth Cafe

11-15 Vennel, Edinburgh

EH1 2HU

Phone: 0131 229 1797

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6pm-10pm

Drop-in, information, advice and support for young people (14-25) on housing, homelessness, drugs, debt, education, training, health and emotional problems. Youth offenders project for 14-16-year-olds. Working remotely during Covid-19 so please check website.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Medical/health

Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre

17 Claremont Cres, Edinburgh

EH7 4HX

Phone: 08088 01 03 02

Monday-Sunday: 6pm-12am (helpline)

Free and confidential emotional and practical support and information to women, all members of the transgender community. Phone or email support@ercc.scot. Young people aged 12-18 who live in Edinburgh and the Lothians and have experienced sexual violence from male or female abusers at any time in their lives can get help via the STAR project on star@ercc.scot.

Advocacy, Counselling

GEAAP’s Young Booze Busters

Site for young people to get informed about alcohol, drugs, and tobacco, run by the Greater Easterhouse Alcohol Awareness Project.

Glasgow Gen R 8 Housing Service

Westwood Business Centre, 69 Aberdalgie Road, Easterhouse, Glasgow

G34 9HJ

Phone: 0141 771 6161

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Provides advice and support to people aged 16-24 who wish to access and sustain permanent accommodation. Helps young people to develop the skills they need to maintain a home. Staff work flexibly over the weekend and in the evenings.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Debt advice, Tenancy support, Step-free

Move On (Glasgow)

4th Floor, 24 St Enoch Sq, Glasgow

G1 4DB

Phone: 0141 221 2272

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Enables homeless people to develop the skills and tools they need to reach their own long-term solutions. Majority of services for young people, but there are some services available for everyone - phone first to arrange appointment.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Education/training, Outreach workers

NIGHTSTOP GLASGOW

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Nightstop provides young people, aged between 16-25, with emergency accommodation within vetted and trained host households in communities across Glasgow. If you need somewhere to stay tonight call 0141 418 6990 Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm (Generally but this number puts you through to an emergency phone number outside of these hours)

Number 20 (Four Square)

Call for address. Edinburgh

Phone: 0131 221 2293

Temporary emergency supported accommodation for young women and men between 16 and 21 (inclusive) who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. No direct referrals, have to go through the council

Mental health, Counselling, Drugs workers, Outreach workers, Education/training

Penumbra

Norton Park, 57 Albion Rd, Edinburgh

EH7 5QY

Phone: 0131 475 2380

Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-4pm

Provides a wide range of mental health support services for adults and young people. Good leaflets on self-harm. Head office temporarily closed – contact via email Phone or email enquiries@penumbra.org.uk.

Mental health, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Tenancy support

Quarriers ('What If' Project for men)

Phone: 0141 638 5170

Supports young men (18-25) with complex needs wherever they are - hospital, prison, B&B or other homeless accommodation. They don't exclude or give up on anyone. Young people receive housing support and therapeutic support (i.e. emotional support, access to counselling etc).

Mental health, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Medical/health, Outreach workers

Quarriers ('What If' Project for women)

Unit 5, The Quadrangle, 59 Ruchill Street, Glasgow

G20 9PX

Phone: 0141 946 1116

Supports young women (18-25) with complex needs wherever they are - hospital, prison, B&B and other homeless accommodation. They don't exclude or give up on anyone.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Medical/health, Outreach workers

Rape Crisis Scotland

46 Bath Street, Glasgow

G2 1HG

Phone: 0141 331 4180 (gen enquiries)

Monday-Sunday: 6pm-12am

Helpline: 08088 01 03 02. Free, confidential helpline for anyone, women and men, affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened. We can also put you in touch with local rape crisis centres or other services if you need longer-term support. Minicom service for deaf or hard of hearing people (0141 353 3091). Interpreters are available if your first language is not English.

Counselling, Outreach worker links, Sexual health

Rock Trust (Albany St)

55 Albany St, Edinburgh

EH1 3QY

Phone: 0131 557 4059

Monday-Friday: 8:45am-5pm (drop-in 9.00-12.00)
Monday: 4pm-7pm (cooking group)
Tuesday & Wednesday: 4pm-7pm (drop-in)

Advises, educates and supports young people. Enables them to build the personal skills and resources required to make a positive and healthy transition to adulthood, while avoiding or moving on from homelessness. Not SF.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Counselling, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Laundry, Tenancy support

Rock Trust (West Lothian)

20 Grampian Court, Beveridge Square, Livingston

EH54 6QF

Phone: 01506 591 860

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (hotline)

Supported accommodation service by referral only. No drop-in service but call for information.

Accommodation/housing advice, Education/training, Step-free, Tenancy support

Saffron Housing

553 Shields Road, Glasgow

G41 2RW

Phone: 0141 422 1112

Monday-Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday: 9am-2pm
Thursday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Accommodation and support for single minority ethnic homeless people (16–25) with low support needs. Referral only - phone or email enquiries@southside-ha.co.ukfor information.

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

SAY Women Accommodation Project

3rd Floor, 30 Bell St, Glasgow

G1 1LG

Phone: 0141 552 5803

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-9:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm-5pm

24-hr emergency on-call service. Support drop-in, helpline and accommodation for women aged 16?25 who are homeless or threatened with homelessness and are survivors of child sexual abuse, rape or sexual abuse. Step-free with lift access.

Accommodation/housing advice, Counselling, Medical/health, Step-free

Scottish Child Law Centre

54 East Crosscauseway, Edinburgh

EH8 9HD

Phone: 0131 667 6333 (hotline all ages)

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-4pm (hotline)

Free legal advice service, by telephone, email and text message, on all aspects of Scots law relating to children and young people. All calls answered by fully qualified lawyers. 0800 328 8970 - free call for under 21s (landline); 0300 330 1421 - free call for under 21s (mobile).

Legal advice

Shakti Women's Aid

Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh

EH7 5QY

Phone: 0131 475 2399

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

Support and information to Black Minority Ethnic women, children and young people experiencing and/or fleeing domestic abuse. 24hr domestic abuse helpline: 0800 027 1234

Advocacy, Outreach worker links, Step-free

Steps to Hope

Phone: 07949 838666

Monday: 6pm-12am Meal - St Columbus Church, 14 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, E14 EH1
Tuesday & Friday: 6pm-12am Mobile catering van route starts on Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DH
Sunday: 5pm-7pm 3-course dinner, pizzas and drink: 5 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EP
Saturday: 10am-1pm Old Saint Paul's Church, 63 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DH. Full cooked breakfast

Steps to Hope SCIO is a non-profit charity dedicated to caring for the homeless and those suffering with addiction. Our Purpose: To aid and support the homeless and those suffering from addiction. Don’t operate Wednesday/Thursday Phone-line open all time

Step-free, Food (free), Counselling, Alcohol workers, Outreach workers

Stopover (Four Square)

40 Grove Street, Edinburgh

EH3 8AT

Phone: 0131 229 6907

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am

Advice and shelter open to individuals between 16 and 21 years inclusive, who are either homeless or at risk.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

Street Legal

22 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

EH8 8AF

Phone: 0131 344 0825

Free legal advice and support to young people (up to the age of 26) who are either experiencing, or at risk of homelessness in Edinburgh.

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

Street Soccer Scotland (Edinburgh)

2 Bernard Street, Edinburgh

EH6 6PU

Phone: 07480 979 919

Monday & Wednesday: 1pm-3pm (Powerleague Portobello - phone 07480979919 before your first visit)
Thursday: 1pm-2:30pm (Leith Community Centre - phone 07480979919 before your first visit)
Wednesday: 10:30am-12pm (Powerleague Portobello - referral only)

Street soccer and football-inspired training and personal development as a medium to empower people who are affected by social exclusion to make positive changes in their lives. Call Robbie on 07480 979 919 before your first visit.

Leisure facilities, Education/training