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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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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

Homeless Action in Barnet (HAB)

36b Woodhouse Road

N12 0RG

Phone: 020 8446 8400

Monday-Friday: 12pm-3pm (free breakfast until 10.30, cheap meal - £1.50 - 12.00-1.30)

Works together as equals with people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness to enable them to take control of their lives, obtain a suitable home and maintain their tenancy.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Food, Tenancy support

Islington Centre for Refugees & Asylum Seekers

Cross Street Baptist Church, 16 -18 Cross St

N1 2BG

Phone: 020 7354 9946

Monday: 11am-4:30pm Online only
Tuesday: 11am-4:30pm Online only
Wednesday: 11am-4:30pm Online only
Wednesday: 11am-2pm In-person at the centre
Thursday: 10am-4pm Online only
Friday: 1:30pm-3pm Online only

Offer online and in-person services Practical help, education & art classes.

Advocacy, Clothing store, Education/training, Food, Internet access, Leisure facilities

Kingdom Compassion (YWAM)

29 Rosaville Road

SW6 7BN

Phone: 020 7385 5791

Wednesday: 10am-4pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4pm (coffee bar)

Coffee bar. Out of hours, an answer phone service is available. Whenever possible, please make an appointment beforehand - phone or email office@eccp-ywam.org.uk.

Clothing store, Food (free), Step-free

London Jesus Centre

83 Margaret Street

W1W 8TB

Phone: 0845 833 3005

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:30am-12:30pm (drop-in, advice)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am-4:30pm (refugee/migrant drop-in)

Day centre with IT, citizenship, arts and crafts, life skills and ESOL classes.

Art classes, Education/training, Internet access

Marylebone Centre (Church Army)

1-5 Cosway St

NW1 5NR

Phone: 020 7262 3818

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-1:30pm (rough sleepers' drop-in)
Monday: 10:30am-11:30am (drama)
Monday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (M’lebone Proj newsletter)
Tuesday: 10am-12pm (open access; clothing for rough sleepers only)
Tuesday & Friday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (healthy eating; kitchen skills)
Wednesday: 8am-9am (running club)
Wednesday: 9am-12pm (Women into Work 1:1; advice)
Wednesday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (Women into Work group)
Thursday: 9am-3pm (life coaching 1:1)
Thursday & Friday: 1:30pm-3:30pm (Westminster Adul Education Service – IT, reading, writing)
Friday: 10am-12pm (ESOL for beginners)

Female-only project. Two hostels with 112 single beds and a day centre with a rough sleepers' drop-in. Activities programme for residents and day centre users. Lift for people with mobility problems to access the day centre.

Bathroom/showers, Careers advice, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Music/drama, Sexual health, Tenancy support, Step-free, Leisure facilities

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

North London Action for the Homeless

St Paul's Church Hall, Stoke Newington Rd

N16 7UE

Phone: 07421 032 553

Monday: 12pm-1:30pm During Covid-19 pandemic all food is take-away.
Wednesday: 7pm-8:30pm During Covid-19 pandemic all food is take-away.

Free three-course vegetarian meal, and tea or coffee. Take-away food and clothing upon request. Visits from Health Access Worker. East European outreach workers.

Clothing store, Food (free), Medical/health, Outreach worker links

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

Quaker Social Action

17 Old Ford Road

E2 9PJ

Phone: 02089835030

The American Church
Tuesday: 10:30am-12:30pm
Lincolns Inn field
Wednesday: 5:30pm-8:30pm
St Giles in the field
Saturday: 9:30am-12:30pm

Quaker Social Action run a community library. ~TuesdaysTurn a Corner: mobile community library at The American Church, near Goodge Street, at 10.30am-12.30pm ~Wednesday: Turn a Corner: mobile community library at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, near Holborn on Wednesdays at 5.30pm-8.30pm ~Saturday: Turn a Corner: mobile community library at St Giles in the Fields, near Tottenham Court Road on Saturdays at 9.30am-12.30pm Providing books to everyone for free (no need to return) as well as reading glasses. Also, Tuesdays: Cook Up: free to use kitchen space in Islington, bi-weekly by appointment.

SanKTus Welfare Project

4 Lady Margaret Road, Kentish Town

NW5 2XT

Phone: 020 7485 9160

Sunday: 3pm-4:30pm (showers and clothes available)
Wednesday: 2pm-3:30pm (afternoon tea with sandwiches and refreshments)

Phone or email sanktus.welfare@gmail.com for details of Tai Chi, yoga and craft sessions, welfare advice etc.

Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Food (free), Art classes, Leisure facilities

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

Spires Centre

8 Tooting Bec Gardens

SW16 1RB

Phone: 020 8696 0943

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9am-10:30am (rough sleepers)
Tuesday: 10:30am-2pm (drop-in)
Wednesday: 10am-12pm (rough sleepers only)
Thursday: 9am-1pm (rough sleepers only)
Monday & Friday: 10:30am-1:30pm (women's space)

Drop-in, food, showers, clothing, resettlement advice, drug & alcohol support, health advice, medical and optician services and much more! Please contact Spires for adult education info and times.

Accommodation/housing advice, Medical/health, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers

St Giles' Trust

Georgian House, 64-68 Camberwell Church Street

SE5 8JB

Phone: 0207 708 8000

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-12:30pm

Supports ex-offenders.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Internet access, Outreach worker links

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

Streets2Homes

2a Wych Elm, Harlow, Essex

CM20 1QP

Phone: 01279 430011

Monday-Friday: 8:45am-2pm (day centre - breakfast from 8.45)
Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (appointments)

Social contact and access to housing and employment advice, health services, food & clothing, and general guidance. Links with a wide range of agencies and organisations to access appropriate help. The day centre provides shower facilities, clean clothes, food etc. as well as advice, support and practical help. Ring or email streets2homes@streets2homes.co.uk for more info.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Clothing store, Food, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Bathroom/showers

Thames Reach (Camden Spectrum)

Camden Spectrum, 6-8 Greenland Street

NW1 0ND

Phone: 020 7267 4937

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-7pm

Thames Reach is a London-based charity helping homeless and vulnerable people to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Its vision is to end street homelessness. Email CamdenSpectrum@thamesreach.org.uk

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Food (free), Internet access, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support, Leisure facilities

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 Margins Project

19b Compton Terrace

N1 2UN

Phone: 020 7704 9050

Monday & Wednesday: 11am-2pm

Showers, clothes, food. Advice on health, housing, money & legal issues. Also therapy, job club & English tuition.

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Debt advice, Food, Legal advice, Counselling

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

The Salvation Army (Chalk Farm)

10-16 Haverstock Hill

NW3 2XY

Phone: 020 7485 1605

Monday: 6pm-8pm

Open drop-in.

Bathroom/showers, Food

The Salvation Army (Number 10 Drop-In Centre)

10 Princes Street

W1B 2LH

Phone: 020 7629 5424 (option 4)

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 10:30am-12pm (advice & enquiries)
Tuesday: 2pm-4pm (art, board games & drop-in)
Wednesday: 1pm-4pm (advice & enquiries; employability)
Wednesday: 5:30pm-8pm (dinner - two sittings)
Thursday: 12pm-4pm (lunch, advice, enquiries)
Friday: 1pm-3pm (lunch, advice & enquiries)
Tuesday: 9am-9:45am (breakfast)

Please speak to a member of staff to arrange an appointment.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Leisure facilities