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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!

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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

Assisted Homes CIC

453 High Road, Wood Green, ,

N22 8JD

Phone: 0208 889 1119

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Assisted Homes recognizes that people suffering from homelessness often need more than just a roof over their heads. The floating support provides a platform for the service users to make the transition to independent living as smoothly as possible.

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

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

Brent Recovery Day Programme

Willesden Centre for Health, Harlesden Road

NW10 3RY

Phone: 0300 303 4611 (free)

Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-5pm

The Programme provides recovery treatment for people (18+) with addiction problems in Brent to help them get back to a clean and sober life, free from addiction. It runs 6 days a week for 12 weeks, and the team includes substance misuse workers, doctors, nurses and psychologists, as well as volunteers and peer mentors. 24/7 Helpline: 0800 107 1754. Get your support worker to complete the referral form (info.brent@wdp.org.uk). Women-only groups available.

Needle exchange, Drugs workers, Alcohol workers, Sexual health, Counselling, Careers advice, Education/training

Clean Slate Training & Employment

Elmfield House, 5 Stockwell Mews, Stockwell Road,

SW9 9GX

Phone: 020 3540 7420

Monday & Friday: 10am-1:30pm (drop-in advisory service)

Clean Slate helps unemployed people facing barriers to work. Clean Slate works with long-term unemployed people, ex-offenders, those with histories of substance abuse, and people with learning and physical disabilities.

Careers advice, Education/training

Cracked It

Unit 4 Benwell Studios, 11-13 Benwell Rd, ,

N7 7BL

Trains and employs at-risk young people to repair smashed smartphones as a positive route towards employment. Runs programmes all year round, with courses being confirmed throughout the year. Get in touch for more details about courses in your area.

Education/training, Ex-offenders

Emmaus Greenwich

226 Elmley Street, , ,

SE18 7NN

Phone: 020 8316 5398

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Accommodation for people aged 20-60 with low support needs who are willing to work at least 40 hours a week as volunteers in Emmaus's recycling project. Can accept ex-offenders. Priority to those with a local connection to Greenwich.

Careers advice, Education/training

Emmaus South Lambeth Community

9a Knights Hill, West Norwood, ,

SE27 0DB

Phone: 020 8761 4276

Accommodation for people aged 18+ with low support needs who are willing to work full time as volunteers in Emmaus's recycling project. Can accept ex-offenders. No local connection required but must be eligible for Housing Benefit.

Advocacy, Careers advice, Education/training

Enfield and Haringey Homeless Respite, All People All Places

N8 & EN2, , ,

December to April
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8am

Daytime casework (housing, benefits, health) and advocacy all year. From December to March, there is overnight respite offering evening meal, bed and breakfast, but it is recommended that you apply for a place before December to get on the list/waiting list: info@allpeopleallplaces.org. Email contact 7 days per week. Response often immediate, always same day and within 24 hours. Day centre operates 4 or 5 days per week. All enquiries by email.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Laundry, Music/drama, Tenancy support

Equalities National Council

Unit 1, The Hub, 123 Star Lane, ,

E16 4PZ

Phone: 0207 474 9812

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm

Equalities National Council primarily focuses on delivering expert advocacy and mentoring support for BME disabled people and their carers; and people suffering with long term impairments. Supports people with mental health difficulties, including ex-offenders, to access fair and equal services, across health, social care, employment, further education, mentoring, advocacy, welfare benefits, housing and immigration.

Mental health, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Education/training, Medical/health

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

Holy Trinity Brompton

Queen's Gate (St Augustin's), , ,

SW7 5LP

Phone: 020 7590 8248

Wednesday & Friday: 8am-2:30pm (day shelter; office hours 8am–4pm)

Safe, non-judgmental place where all are welcome. Food, advice, friendship and practical support in a non-threatening Christian environment. Hot breakfast, coffee bar and a range of activities. Counselling, debt and welfare advice, and alcohol and drug support through partner organisations, which include GlassDoor caseworkers, CrossLight Debt Advisors, and CGL Addiction Specialists.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

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

Offenders' Families Helpline

15-17 The Broadway, Hatfield, Hertfordshire,

AL9 5HZ

Phone: 0808 808 2003

Monday-Friday: 9am-8pm (not Bank Holidays)
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-3pm

The helpline provide support if a family member is in the criminal justice system. They provide advice and information on all aspects from what happens on arrest, visiting a prison to preparing for release in England and Wales.

Legal advice

The Nehemiah Project

47 Tooting Bec Gardens, Streatham, ,

SW16 1RF

Phone: 020 8773 7417

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Nehemiah runs a residential recovery programme for men with a history of addiction; it is abstinence-based and the three-month therapeutic course is compulsory. Enquiries 020 8773 7417, option 1

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Ex-offenders

Treasures Foundation

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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

Trinity Homeless Projects (Pownall Gardens)

17-18 Pownall Gardens, Hounslow, ,

TW3 1YW

Phone: 020 8737 6611

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-5pm (office hours)

Accommodation and support for single homeless men 16-55 with support needs. 25 per cent of bedspaces are for ex-offenders. Prefer applicants to have a local connection.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Debt advice

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

YMCA Walthamstow

642 Forest Road, , ,

E17 3EF

Phone: 020 8509 4600

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am (reception service)
Monday-Sunday: 8:30am-8pm (support service)

Accommodation for single homeless people aged 18-30 with low to medium support needs. Hostels, shared housing and 1-bedroom semi-independent flats. Priority to people with local connection. Specialist refugee, probation and 16/17 projects. Call in, phone or write (applications@forestymca.org.uk).

Forward

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Phone: 020 3752 5560

Empowers people to break the cycle of crime and addiction. Services are tailored to individuals' needs, strengths and motivations. Harm reduction, care and assessment, plus motivation, inspiration and support to transform your life.

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers

Nacro

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Phone: 020 7840 1212

Tackles social exclusion and re-integrates offenders. Go to their online Resettlement Service Finder for info on housing, employment, substance misuse etc. Info and advice for ex-offenders, their families and people working with them: 020 7840 1212; helpline@nacro.org.uk.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Legal advice, Leisure facilities

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.

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

Barony (West Lothian office)

6 Fairburn Place, Unit 1b, Fairburn Road, Livingston

EH54 6TN

Phone: 0845 1407777

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm

Good quality housing and supported accommodation for people whose choices are limited. Works to meet the housing and support needs of vulnerable people, including those with enduring mental health problems and offending backgrounds.

Mental health

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

SACRO Supported Accommodation Service

25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, ,

EH8 9BX

Phone: 0131 622 7500

Accommodation for ex-offenders (16+) with support needs. Priority given to people with a connection to Edinburgh, Lothian & Borders. Phone or drop in for application form.