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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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Muslim Women's Helpline

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Phone: 020 8904 8193 / 0208908 6715

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm

For Muslim women from any ethnicity. Some face to face counselling is available.

Counselling

Ackee Housing Project

6-8 Palatine Road, , ,

N16 8SX

Phone: 020 7254 5159

Monday-Friday: 10am-4:30pm
Map Website: http://

For single homeless black women (17-25) with low support needs and a local connection to Haringey. Please phone first.

Akwaaba

Princess May Primary School, Barrett's Grove Entrance (off Stoke Newington Road), ,

N16 8AJ

Phone: 07516 675995 (Sunday pm)

Sunday: 2pm-6pm

Social drop-in service for refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants. Hot meal, games, books, ESOL conversation classes and other activities.

Education/training, Food, Leisure facilities

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

Ashiana Network

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Phone: 020 8539 0427

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

Aziziye Mosque

117-119 Stoke Newington Road, , ,

N16 8BU

Phone: 020 7254 0046

Monday-Sunday: 11am-11pm

Drop-in for advice and support on housing, family, substance use etc. Turkish & Arabic, interpreters available for other languages.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Counselling

C4WS Homeless Project Night Shelter

Various churches in Camden, , ,

Phone: 020 7278 6267

06 November to 02 April
Monday-Sunday: 7:30pm-8:45am

Rolling winter night shelter. Bed spaces for 16 guests, with separate sleeping areas for men and women. Referrals from Camden agencies with whom C4WS have a Service Level Agreement including London Jesus Centre and the Irish Centre - no self-referral.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Food (free), Outreach worker links, Leisure facilities

Camden C.A.B. Service Legal Advice

141a Robert Street, , ,

NW1 3QT

Phone: 0300 330 1157

Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm

Covers immigration and nationality and employment.

Legal advice

Caveat Solicitors

363 Ripple Road, Barking, ,

IG11 9PN

Phone: 0203 249 1177

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-11:30am (free legal helpline - 020 3249 1179)

Free legal advice clinic on housing, homelessness, immigration etc. Freephone: 0800 050 9730.

Legal advice

Consonant

Berol House, 25 Ashley Road, ,

N17 9LJ

Phone: 020 7354 9631

Tuesday: 1:30pm-4pm (phone advice: 020 7402 6750)
Wednesday: 10am-12:30pm (phone advice: 020 7402 6750)
Tuesday: 10am-12:30pm (Derry House, Penfold St. NW8 8HJ)
Wednesday: 10:30am-12:30pm (Church Street Library)
Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm (legal advice: legal@consonant.org.uk; 020 7354 9631)

Immigration legal advice and representation, education and training, ESOL classes and much more for migrants in Westminster and Tottenham. Visit their website for the complete range of classes.

Advocacy, Legal advice, Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Debt advice, Education/training, Internet access, Medical/health

Doctors of the World (Praxis)

Praxis, Pott Street, Bethnal Green,

E2 0EF

Phone: 0808 1647 686 (freephone)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1pm-5pm (register for an appointment after 11am – first come, first served)
Monday-Friday: 10am-12pm (advice line)
Tuesday: 11am-2pm (women & children clinic - first come, first served)

Info, advice to help vulnerable people access NHS and other services. Basic healthcare and advocacy for people who have problems accessing healthcare. Closed on Bank Holidays.

Advocacy, Medical/health

EACH Counselling and Support

1 & 2 Factory Yard, Hanwell, ,

W7 3UG

Phone: 020 8577 6059

Advocacy in Panjabi, Gujarati, Hindi and Tamil. Alcohol and drug recovery. Domestic violence counselling and support. Mental helth services, inc. dual diagnosis.

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

Enfield Evening Advice Service

c/o Enfield Foyer, 279?281 Fore Street, Edmonton,

N9 0PD

Phone: 0203 232 2135

Wednesday: 6pm-8pm (drop-in)

Initial legal advice, form-filling and guidance. Covers asylum, children, landlord & tenant issues, employment, debt, domestic violence, immigration, housing etc. Please arrive early.

Debt advice, Legal advice

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

Eritrean Community in the UK

The Holloway Neighbourhood Group (NHG), 84 Mayton Street, ,

N7 6QT

Phone: 020 7700 7995

Advice, information, support, advocacy and referral: education, training, employment/business start-ups, welfare rights, housing, immigration, health and culturally-based counselling etc.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Outreach worker links, Legal advice

Greenwich Migrant Hub

Woolwich Common Community Centre, Leslie Smith Square, ,

SE18 4DW

Phone: 07429031389

Tuesday: 10:30am-1:30pm

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

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

Hackney Destitution Resource Centre (Red Cross)

92 Dalston Lane, , ,

E8 1NG

Phone: 020 7274 0928

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10:30am-4pm

Drop-in services for destitute clients.

Hackney Migrant Centre

St Mary's New Church Rooms, Spenley Walk, Stoke Newington Church Street,

N16 9ES

Phone: 07504332706

Wednesday: 10am-4pm

Free advice and support for refugees and migrants. Free immigration advice. First 40 visitors only; arrive early with documents or paperwork. info@hackneymigrantcentre.org.uk

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Legal advice

Haringey Citizens Advice Bureau

14a Willoughby Road, , ,

N8 0JJ

Phone: 020 8341 2400

Monday & Friday: 10am-4pm (closed 1–2pm)

Appointments are only made after assessment at the drop-ins. Immigration advice. No interpretation service.

Haven (Paddington)

St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, ,

W2 1NY

Phone: 020 3299 6900

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am

Counselling and medical services for people who have been sexually assaulted. Screening for STIs, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception. Specialist workers for 13- to 18-year-olds and Asian women.

Counselling, Medical/health

Haven (Whitechapel)

The Royal London Hospital, 9 Brady Street, ,

E1 5BG

Phone: 020 3299 6900

Monday-Sunday: 9am-9am

Counselling and medical services for people who have been sexually assaulted. Screening for STIs, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception. Specialist workers for 13- to 18-year-olds and Asian women. For urgent advice/appointments: 020 3299 6900.

Counselling, Medical/health

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.

Iraqi Community Association

Unit 1 Cavell House, 233 Wood Lane, ,

W12 0HL

Phone: 0207 023 2650

Monday-Friday: 10am-5:30pm (Thursday phone only)

Advice and information for the Iraqi and Arab communities. Support and guidance for children and young people. Day centres for older people. Bilingual newsletter. Cultural and social activities.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Medical/health, Legal advice, Leisure facilities

Joel Night Shelter

Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness, St Peter's Church Hall, London Rd, Kingston

KT2 6QL

Phone: 0208 255 7400

01 February to 14 March
Monday-Sunday: 7pm-9am (night shelter)
Tuesday: 8:30am-9:30am (conflict resolution)
Tuesday: 10am-1pm (art group)
Thursday: 10am-2pm ('cook and eat' programme)
Monday-Friday: 10am-1pm (drop-in advice)

Referrals primarily via Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness (020 8255 7400), which is next door. Supports primarily single people with a local connection to Kingston who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or who are experiencing serious problems with private landlords. They help solve housing problems and improve the quality of people's lives.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure facilities, Luggage storage, Tenancy support