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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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999 Club (Deptford Centre)

21 Deptford Broadway

SE8 4PA

Phone: 020 8694 5797

Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm serving food and providing access to a shower.
Tuesday: 9am-12pm (mental health professionals)
Wednesday: 9am-12pm (GP & signposting)
Thursday: 9am-12pm (nurse practitioner)
Monday-Friday: 1pm-4pm serving food and providing access to a shower.

Warm and welcoming environment to anyone who is homeless. Day centre every weekday from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm serving food and providing access to a shower. 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.

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, Food

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

Camden Routes off The Streets (CGL)

6-8 Greenland Street

NW1 0ND

Phone: 0207 846 3535

Monday-Friday: 11am-3pm

For single homeless people.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Bathroom/showers, Drugs workers, Foot care, Laundry, Step-free

Caritas Anchor House

81 Barking Road, Canning Town

E16 4HB

Phone: 0207 476 6062

For people affected by homelessness, drug & alcohol misuse, mental health, domestic abuse & offending. Accommodation and varied services. Email info@caritasanchorhouse.org.uk. Opening times: 24/7

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Internet access, Music/drama, Step-free

Clapton Community Drop-in

Round Chapel Old School Rooms, 2 Powerscroft Road

E5 0PU

Phone: 020 8533 9676

Sunday: 2pm-4pm
Wednesday: 1pm-4pm (Job Club)

Advice, guidance and casework, particularly in relation to housing, benefits and community care, as well as health and family related issues. Mental health, Housing advice, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Outreach worker links, Legal advice. Contact: oliver@theroundchapel.org.uk

Mental health, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Food (free), Outreach worker links, Legal advice, Ex-offenders

Commonside Community Development Trust

New Horizon Centre, South Lodge Avenue, Pollards Hill

CR4 1LT

Phone: 020 8764 9582 x 207

Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8:30am-6:30pm Assistance with link to Merton-based night provision
Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Thursday: 8:30am-6:30pm Assistance with link to Merton-based night provision
Thursday: 11am-1pm Drop-in café area for appointments for advice re eg mental health services, GPs, dentist, DWP/JCP etc
Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Saturday: 8:30am-6:30pm Also free Afro-Caribbean meal at late lunchtime.
Warm room, tea/coffee hot meal and snacks, TV, table tennis, newspapers, chat
Sunday: 8:30am-6:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am-1:30pm Additionally free veggie lunch and chat with local SDA

Commonside Trust runs the New Horizon Centre in Pollards Hill, London Borough of Merton. Please note services have been closed since the Covid-19 pandemic.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Drugs workers, Food (free), Mental health, Clothing store, Debt advice, Tenancy support, Laundry

Crisis Christmas

66 Commercial Street

E1 6LT

Phone: 0300 636 1967

Winter shelter/Crisis at Christmas:
23 December to 29 December
Monday: 11am-9pm
Tuesday-Sunday: 9am-9pm

Crisis at Christmas provides food, good cheer and great company. Take part in fun and relaxing activities and get one-to-one advice to find your way out of homelessness. Day Centre addresses (23 – 29 December only: North London Day Centre (Westminster Kingsway College, 211 Grays Inn Row, WC1X 8RA), East London Day Centre (The City Academy, Hackney, Homerton Row, E9 6EA), West London Day Centre (Kensington Aldridge Academy, 1 Silchester Road, W10 6EX), South London Centre (City of London Academy, Lynton Road, SE1 5LA), and Croydon Centre (Harris Invictus Academy Croydon, 88 London Road, CR0 2TB).

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Outreach worker links, Leisure facilities, Foot care, Mental health, Medical/health, Music/drama, Drugs workers, Legal advice, Food, Alcohol workers, Tenancy support

Holy Trinity Brompton

Queen's Gate (St Augustine's)

SW7 5LP

Phone: 020 7590 8248

Wednesday: 9am-12pm

Wed only: 9am–12:00pm. Glass Door casework support, Crosslight debt advice, computers/printers, clothing repairs and pastoral support. Appointment only - book on arrival. Breakfast & clothing available to those with an appointment with one of these services.

Mental health, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Clothing store

New Horizon Youth Centre

68 Chalton Street

NW1 1JR

Phone: 020 7388 5560

Monday: 2pm-3:30pm (alcohol support)
Monday-Sunday: 10:30am-3:30pm (showers, laundry, breakfast & lunch;10.30am-1pm advice)
Day centre
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am-1pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1:30pm-3pm

For young (16-24) homeless people. Free lunch. Women-only groups. Mental health, life skills & advice, and employment/resettlement support. Sex worker project. Street outreach. Refugee worker. 7-day drop-in provision. First-time visitors should arrive outside the centre at 10.00am to make an appointment with the Advice team. Support with referrals into winter night shelters. Our day centre is currently open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10:30am and 3.30pm.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

Positive East

159 Mile End Road, Stepney

E1 4AQ

Phone: 020 7791 2855

Monday-Friday: 10:30am-5pm

Pre-Covid-19 did HIV testing. Still offers Practical and emotional support and advice by HELPLINE (020 7791 2855) for people living with or affected by HIV in E London. Option 1 psychological help. Option 2 advice line on housing & benefits. Option 3 sexual health questions. Please see website for full list of services operating during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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

Providence Row

The Dellow Centre, 82 Wentworth Street

E1 7SA

Phone: 020 7375 0020

Monday-Friday: 9am-3:30pm (needle exchange - closed 12.30–1.30pm)
Monday: 10am-11:30am (men's group)
Monday: 2pm-3pm (yoga)
Tuesday: 9:30am-12:30pm (homeopathy)
Tuesday: 11:30am-12:30pm (relaxation skills)
Tuesday: 2pm-3:30pm (women's group)
Wednesday: 11:30am-1pm (peer support, addictions)
Thursday: 11am-1pm (art & wellbeing)
Friday: 10am-11:30am (Breaking Free Online- computer assisted therapy)
Friday: 10am-11:30am (self-harming support group)
Monday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (mental health drop-in)

Helps people of all backgrounds to an independent and fulfilled life away from homelessness & exclusion. They address not only users' immediate needs, but also the underlying issues and causes of their homelessness and exclusion. Download the timetable for their learning and wellbeing programme (https://bit.ly/2FXNYor). Most of their facilities are step-free. Services in Romanian and Polish.

Mental health, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Food, Internet access, Needle exchange

Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers

The Copleston Centre, Copleston Road

SE15 4AN

Phone: 020 7732 0505

Tuesday: 12:30pm-5pm (drop-in - lunch, advice, creche, ESOL, gardening, wellbeing)
Wednesday: 11am-2:45pm (Baptist Ch, 121 Peckham Pk Rd, ​SE15 6SX)
Thursday: 1pm-5pm (​St Mary Newington, Kennington Pk Rd, SE11 4JH)

Drop-in centre for asylum seekers and refugees. Advice on housing, health, education, training and employment. Gardening club. Group therapy.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Medical/health, Leisure facilities

Stoll

446 Fulham Road

SW6 1DT

Phone: 020 7385 2110

Monday-Friday: 8am-8pm (closed 12.30–1.30)
Saturday & Sunday: 8am-5pm

Stoll is the leading provider of supported housing for ex-servicemen and women. As well as housing, they provide life-changing support including employment training, advice, addiction services and health and wellbeing activities.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

Thames Reach (Employment Academy)

29 Peckham Road

SE5 8UA

Phone: 020 7702 4260

Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm

Supports homeless, vulnerable and isolated men and women through a range of services, activities and accommodation projects. Their aim is for the people they help to have decent homes, supportive relationships and fulfilling lives. Phone or email enquiries@thamesreach.org.uk for more info.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Internet access, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

The Connection at St Martin in the Fields

12 Adelaide Street

WC2N 4HW

Phone: 020 7766 5544

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-1pm
Wednesday: 9am-12:30pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm (invite only)

Day and night centre, outreach for rough sleepers, skills training and career advice, activity programmes and specialist support for complex needs. For people aged 16+. Visit website to see their wide range of services.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Foot care, Internet access, Medical/health, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Step-free

The Manna Centre

12 Melior Street

SE1 3QP

Phone: 020 7357 9363

Thursday: 10am-4pm
Friday: 10am-4pm

Open-access day centre open 6 days a week (closed Wednesday). Services include breakfast & lunch, showers and housing & welfare advice. All services are free.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Medical/health, Tenancy support, Step-free

The Passage

St Vincent's Centre, Carlisle Place

SW1P 1NL

Phone: 020 7592 1850

Monday-Friday: 9am-3:30pm (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

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Closed between 12 and 1pm for essential cleaning. 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

Webber Street (London City Mission)

6-8 Webber Street

SE1 8QA

Phone: 020 7928 1677

Monday-Wednesday: 9am-12pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm

List for showers taken on Monday (1 shower per week per male guest). Short Bible talk each morning - prayer and other spiritual help offered. Closed first Wednesday of each month. Not step-free.

Mental health, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Food, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Leisure facilities

Barony (Contact Point, Buckhaven)

22 Lawrence Street, Buckhaven

KY8 1BQ

Phone: 0345 140 7777

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-4pm

The mental health day centre is for people aged 18+ experiencing mental health problems; for those with dual diagnosis (for example, mental health and learning disability; mental health and/or drug, alcohol problems). All groups, activities and events were created by service users to help meet their needs.

Mental health, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Drugs workers, Music/drama, Leisure facilities

Barony (Contact Point, Edinburgh)

101 High Riggs Road, Tollcross, Edinburgh

EH3 9RP

Phone: 0345 140 7777

Tuesday: 10:30am-4pm (drop-in)
Sunday: 11am-4pm (drop-in - read the Sunday papers!)
Wednesday: 10:30am-4:30pm (drop-in)
Monday & Thursday: 2pm-8pm drop-in
Monday: 2:30pm-4:30pm Art Group
Monday: 6:30pm-7:30pm Games Group
Tuesday: 11am-12:30pm Walking Group
Tuesday: 2pm-4pm Taster Sessions
Wednesday: 11am-2pm Swimming Group
Wednesday: 3pm-4pm Wellbeing Group / Guest Speakers
Thursday: 2:30pm-4:30pm Open Day
Thursday: 6:30pm-7:30pm Mixed Media Night

Mental health resource offering emotional, social and practical support to adults who are vulnerable and who feel isolated.The service promotes healthy lifestyle choices and meaningful activity. Open for drop-in Mon-Thu & Sun.

Mental health, Counselling, Leisure facilities, Music/drama, Art classes, Step-free

Barony (Contact Point, Kirkcaldy)

411-417 High Street, Kirkcaldy

KY1 2SG

Phone: 0345 140 7777

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-4pm

The mental health day centre is for people aged 18+ experiencing mental health problems; for those with dual diagnosis (for example, mental health and learning disability; mental health and/or drug, alcohol problems). All groups, activities and events were created by service users to help meet their needs.

Advocacy, Drugs workers, Alcohol workers, Mental health, Music/drama, Art classes, Leisure facilities

Glasgow City Mission

20 Crimea Street, Glasgow

G2 8PW

Phone: 0141 221 2630

Monday-Friday: 10am-8pm Breakfast, lunch & dinner - see times for meals.

Open Monday – Friday Drop In: 10am – 4:30pm, 6 – 7:30pm Lunch: 1 – 3pm, Dinner: 6 – 7:30pm. Our Urban café is open for music lessons and college classes. We are also working with some guests to get them into employment. Our counselling service is operating in Crimea Street and some activities continue online. Nursery open.

Mental health, Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Careers advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Leisure facilities, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support, Step-free, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food, Medical/health, Advocacy

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

The Space

257 London Road, Glasgow

G40 1PE

Phone: 0141 237 1221

Wednesday-Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-6pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

Scotland’s first 'Pay what you decide' community arts venue for events, workshops, food, non-alcoholic drink and laughter.

Art classes, Food, Leisure facilities, Clothing store, Mental health, Step-free