Established 2005 Registered Charity No. 1110656

Scottish Charity Register No. SC043760

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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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Health in Mind

40 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh

EH2 4RT

Phone: 0131 225 8508

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

A range of mental health and wellbeing services for people with housing and mental health support needs. You can self-refer to most services directly or ask your GP to refer you. Counselling; support for people from minority ethnic communities; combatting isolation by connecting people; art therapy; suicide prevention; support with substance misuse; health information; training and more - check website for details.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling, Tenancy support, Art classes, Education/training

Positive Action In Housing

98 West George Street, Glasgow

G2 1PJ

Phone: 0141 353 2220

Monday: 9am-1pm
Tuesday: 2pm-4pm (destitution service)
Wednesday & Thursday: 10am-12pm (destitution service, welfare rights)
Wednesday & Thursday: 2pm-4pm (EU drop-in)
Friday: 9am-4pm

Independent, multilingual homelessness and human rights charity dedicated to supporting people from refugee and migrant communities. They believe in a society where everyone has the right to live safe and dignified lives, free from poverty, homelessness or discrimination.

Accommodation/housing advice, Food (free)

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

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

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