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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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LGBT Youth Scotland

See website for branches, , ,

Advice for LGBT youth in Scotland. Online chat and one-to-one support.

Counselling, Sexual health

Accumulate

34 Clovelly Road, , ,

N8 7RH

Phone: 07799 450636

Photography and art for young people in hostels. At the end of the project the photographs are sold and 40 per cent of the selling price goes to the photographer. One scholarship for creative & digital media course at Ravensbourne Uni. January to June. Please ring to check step-free access and dates/times.

Art classes

Albert Kennedy Trust (London)

Unit 203, Hatton Square Business Centre, 16/16a Baldwins Gardens,

EC1N 7RJ

Phone: 020 7831 6562

Monday-Friday: 10am-4:30pm

Supports LGBT 16-25-year-olds who are homeless or living in a hostile or violent environment because they have come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans to their parents or care giver.

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

Antidote Services (London Friend)

London Friend, 86 Caledonian Road, ,

N1 9DN

Phone: 020 7833 1674

Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm
Monday: 11am-1pm (drop-in assessment for referral or confidential chat. Women workers available, 86 Caledonian Rd)
Monday: 9am-12pm (walk-in clinic, MSM clinic, Capper Street
Tuesday: 5pm-7pm (MSM CODE clinic, 56 Dean Street)
Thursday: 6pm-8:30pm (LGBT drop-in, 32a Wardour Street)

A drug and alcohol service targeted at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Sexual health

Broken Rainbow

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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

Hackney Recovery Service

110 Mare Street

E8 3SG

Phone: 0300 303 2611

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm (assessment sessions at 110 Mare Street)

Service for people with problems with drugs. Drop-in, prescribing, community detox, BBV clinics, group work, key working. Self-refer of get your key worker to help you. Out-of-hours, please phone 0808 168 8669.

Education/training, Careers advice, Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Needle exchange

Lifeline Basis Substance Misuse Service

Royal Arsenal Medical Centre, 21 Arsenal Way, Woolwich,

SE16 6TE

Phone: 020 3696 2640

Monday-Friday: 9am-4:30pm (later by appointment)

A unique, free and confidential substance misuse service in Greenwich. They work with those using cannabis; cocaine and party drugs; new psychoactive substances (NPS, formerly 'legal highs') and party drugs; steroids; alcohol (non-dependent); and 'chemsex'. Good inks to local social enterprises which offer training, volunteering and employment.

Alcohol workers, Art classes, Drugs workers, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Step-free, Leisure facilities, Education/training

Positive East

159 Mile End Road, Stepney, ,

E1 4AQ

Phone: 020 7791 2855

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm
Saturday: 11am-3pm (HIV testing only)

Community-based HIV charity provides practical and emotional support and advice for people living with or affected by HIV in E London. Free and confidential HIV tests across London. Their counselling and psychotherapy service provides free and confidential one-to-one support.

Mental health, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Medical/health, Outreach workers, Sexual health

Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre

Legal Advice Centre, School of Law, Mile End Road,

E1 4NS

Phone: 020 7882 3931

Tuesday: 6pm-8pm (appointments only; term-time only)

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

Legal advice

Soho NHS Walk-In Centre

1 Frith Street, , ,

W1D 3HZ

Phone: 020 7534 6500


Monday-Friday: 8am-8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-8pm (and Bank Holidays - closed on Christmas Day)

Walk-in medical centre for general healthcare, contraceptive advice, and HIV/Hep tests. If you want to go after 6pm, phone first - the centre gets very busy.

Medical/health, Sexual health

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

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 lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) housing advice and support. Housing support for LGBT people in their own homes, supported housing for young LGBT people, as well as 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.

Legal advice, Advocacy

The Outside Project

Phone: 020 7359 5767

Monday-Friday: 10am-1pm (phone referrals)
Monday: 6pm-9pm (drop-in, Castlehaven Comm Assn, 23 Castlehaven Rd NW1 8RU)
Wednesday: 5pm-7pm (drop-in for trans people, 1st Wed of month, cliniQ, 56 Dean St, W1D )
Wednesday: 2pm-3:30pm (drop-in, Origin Housing, St Richards Hse, 110 Eversholt St, NW1 1BS)
Friday: 2pm-3:30pm (drop-in, London Friend, 86 Caledonian Rd, N1 9DN)
Wednesday: 12pm-2pm (drop-in, 2nd Wed of month, Camden LGBT Forum Hub, Union Chapel, Compton Terr, N1 2UN)

The UK’s first LGBTIQ+ crisis/homeless shelter & community centre. For referral, please download the form (http://stonewallhousing.org/services/referral-form/), phone the Stonewall Housing Helpline (020 7359 5767) or email Michael (Michael.Nastari@stonewallhousing.org). All services are free and confidential and all the venues are accessible for people with disabilities. No appointments necessary. (Pre-arranged appointments can be made for between 15.30 and 17.00)

Step-free

The Passage

St Vincent's Centre, Carlisle Place, ,

SW1P 1NL

Phone: 020 7592 1850

Monday-Friday: 8am-12pm (for rough sleepers)
Monday-Friday: 12pm-2pm (lunch)
Monday-Friday: 2pm-6pm (appointments)
Monday-Friday: 4:30pm-6pm (verified rough sleepers)
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-12pm

For people aged 25+.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Foot care, Internet access, Medical/health, Tenancy support

Working Men Project

135a Praed St, , ,

W2 1BL

Phone: 020 3312 1524

Monday: 5pm-7pm
Tuesday: 10am-1pm
Tuesday: 3pm-5pm
Wednesday & Friday: 1pm-5pm
Thursday: 2pm-6pm

STI screening, medical treatments and medicines for men who sell sex. HIV testing, hepatitis A and B vaccinations. Safer sex advice and free condoms. Peer education, outreach and support project.

Advocacy, Medical/health, Outreach workers, Sexual health

Each

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Phone: 0808 1000 143 (helpline)

Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (helpline)

Helpline and support for young people affected by homophobic bullying. Email: info@each.education

Advocacy, Counselling, Legal advice

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

Phone: 0800 999 5428

Monday & Thursday: 10am-8pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10am-5pm
Friday: 1pm-5pm
Tuesday: 1pm-5pm (trans specific service)

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.

Advocacy, Legal advice

Prisoners' Advice Service (PAS)

PO Box 46199, EC1M 4XA, ,

Phone: 020 7253 3323

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am-5pm (advice line, closed 1pm–2pm)

Free legal advice and support to adult prisoners through a telephone advice line, letters clinic and legal outreach sessions.

Advocacy, Legal advice

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

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

Shakti Women's Aid

Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh,

EH7 5QY

Phone: 0131 475 2399

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Support and information to Black Minority Ethnic women, children and young people experiencing and/or fleeing domestic abuse. Contact: 0131 475 2399/info@shaktiedinburgh.co.uk

Advocacy, Outreach worker links, Step-free

Albert Kennedy Trust (North-east)

1 Osborne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne

NE2 2AA

Phone: 0191 281 0099

Monday-Friday: 10am-4:30pm

Supports LGBT+ 16-25-year-olds who are homeless or living in a hostile or violent environment because they have come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans to their parents or care giver. Phone 0161 228 3308 before you visit, if you can. If you don't have much credit on your phone, AKT will ring you back.

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

Albert Kennedy Trust (North-west)

5 Oaks Street, Northern Quarter, , Manchester

M4 5JD

Phone: 0161 228 3308

Monday-Friday: 10am-4:30pm
Monday-Friday: 10am-4:30pm

Every year, supports several hundred LGBT 16-25-year-olds who are homeless or living in a hostile or violent environment because they have come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans to their parents or care giver. Phone 0161 228 3308 or email pwmanchester@akt.org.uk before you come, if you can. If you don't have much credit on your phone, AKT will ring you back.

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