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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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Help for Depression

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A comprehensive explanation of the various approaches and treatments for depression.

Mental health

Homeless Outreach Project (Edinburgh)

65/5 Niddrie Mains Terrace, Edinburgh, ,

EH16 4NX

Phone: 0131 661 7137

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Map Website: http://

Outreach service for homeless people experiencing difficulties with their mental health and/or addictions.

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

999 Club (Deptford Centre)

21 Deptford Broadway, , ,

SE8 4PA

Phone: 020 8694 5797

Winter shelter:
24 September to 31 March
Monday-Sunday: 6:30pm-8:30am
Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm (9–10.30am for rough sleepers only)
Tuesday: 9am-12pm (mental health professionals)
Wednesday: 9am-12pm (GP & signposting)
Thursday: 9am-12pm (nurse practitioner)

Warm and welcoming environment to anyone who is homeless. 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. Winter shelter referrals via agencies of the 999 Club Gateway Centre. 21+, dry, 30 spaces.

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

Acton Homeless Concern

Emmaus House, 1 Berrymead Gardens, ,

W3 8AA

Phone: 020 8992 5768

Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm (refreshments, Damien Centre, 3-5 Church Rd, Acton)
Monday-Friday: 2pm-6pm (refreshments, Damien Centre, 3-5 Church Rd, Acton)
Thursday: 2:30pm-6pm (refreshments, Damien Centre, 3-5 Church Rd, Acton)

Call for the times of their wide range of services.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Barber, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Dentist, Drugs workers, Food, Foot care, Medical/health

Addiction Recovery Community (ARC) Hounslow

Montague Hall, Montague Road, Hounslow

TW3 1LD

Phone: 020 8538 1150

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Helps people in Hounslow break a cycle of addiction to heroin, cocaine, new psychoactive substance, alcohol etc. You can self-refer in person or contact them by phone, or get your key worker to make a referral on your behalf. Phone for times of services.

Alcohol workers, Drugs workers

Addiction, Recovery, Community, Hillingdon Service (Arch)

Old Bank House, 64 High Street, Uxbridge

UB8 1JP

Phone: 01895 207777

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am-5:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 9am-7pm

Free and confidential service for young people and adults who live or are registered with a GP in Hillingdon and want to deal with their alcohol or drug difficulties, and associated emotional or mental health issues. Assessment and tailored recovery plans, detox, specialist treatment, advice and info, one-to-one and group therapy, peer support, men's and women's groups, evening and weekend social drop-in and activities etc. Self refer by phone or ask your key worker to help you.

Needle exchange, Accommodation/housing advice, Careers advice, Leisure facilities, Counselling

Ambrose King Centre

The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel,

E1 1BB

Phone: 020 7377 7306/7307

Monday & Tuesday: 8:30am-6:30pm
Wednesday: 12pm-6:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am-6:30pm
Saturday: 9am-4pm
Friday: 9am-4pm

Drop-in sexual health advice and counselling. Tests for infections & HIV. Drop-in and appointment clinics for sex workers. Clinic for gay men. Sexual assault clinic. Bangladeshi advocacy service. Doors open 30 minutes before session times for registration.

Counselling, Medical/health

Brandon Centre

26 Prince of Wales Road, , ,

NW5 3LG

Phone: 020 7267 4792

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-7pm
Friday: 9:30am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-3pm (please ring before you come)

Counselling, therapy, contraceptive advice and info for people aged 12-21. For sexual health advice, phone 020 7267 4792
, and for counselling & psychotherapy, 020 7267 1321. Drop in or phone to make an appointment.

Sexual health, Medical/health, Counselling, Mental health, Advocacy

Brent Mind (Believe In Us Group)

1b Dyne Road

NW6 7XG

Phone: 0207 604 5190 / 0207 604 5164

Monday: 2pm-4pm

If you have experience of paranoid or unusual beliefs and are interested in joining this group, you can self refer or get professionals who support you (support worker, care coordinator or GP etc) to refer you. Open to anyone in Brent. Visit website, email or phone.

Mental health

Brent Recovery Day Programme

Willesden Centre for Health, Harlesden Road

NW10 3RY

Phone: 0300 303 4611 (free)

Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-5pm

The Programme provides recovery treatment for people (18+) with addiction problems in Brent to help them get back to a clean and sober life, free from addiction. It runs 6 days a week for 12 weeks, and the team includes substance misuse workers, doctors, nurses and psychologists, as well as volunteers and peer mentors. 24/7 Helpline: 0800 107 1754. Get your support worker to complete the referral form (info.brent@wdp.org.uk). Women-only groups available.

Needle exchange, Drugs workers, Alcohol workers, Sexual health, Counselling, Careers advice, Education/training

Camden Health Improvement Practice (Hampstead Road)

108 Hampstead Road, , ,

NW1 2LS

Phone: 020 3182 4200

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:30am-12:30pm (doctor, nurse)
Tuesday-Thursday: 2pm-4:30pm (doctor, nurse)
Friday: 1:30pm-4pm (doctor, nurse)
Tuesday: 10:30am-12:30pm

For people sleeping out or in hostels within the borough. General health care; chronic disease management; hepatitis and HIV screening; vaccination; free condoms; referral (counselling, alcohol worker, mental health services, drug worker); information on dentistry and podiatry services; alcohol and drug advice and treatment; cervical screening; blood tests; benefits and housing advice; assistance to homeless patients in UCH; on call services at nights and weekends.

Mental health, Benefits advice, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Dentist, Foot care, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links

Cardinal Hume Centre

3?7 Arneway St, Horseferry Rd, ,

SW1P 2BG

Phone: 020 7227 1673

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:15am-4:30pm (closed 1–2pm)
Wednesday: 9:15am-7pm (closed 1–2pm)

Enables people to gain the skills they need to overcome poverty and homelessness. Works with homeless young people, badly-housed families and others in need. Spanish (Wed) and Arabic (Friday) speakers by appointment.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Internet access, Medical/health, Tenancy support

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.

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

CGL - New Direction

410 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, ,

SE13 6LJ

Phone: 020 8314 5566

Tuesday: 1:30pm-5pm (open access)
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm (open access)

Integrated treatment for adults who have a problem with drug and alcohol use. Nurses, keyworkers, doctors and counsellors, plus a peer mentor programme. Gender-specific services. Complementary health services. NA, CA and SMART groups. For assessment, attend an open-access session. Accept referrals by phone or email on ND.Referrals@cgl.org.uk

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach workers

Clapton Community Drop-in

Round Chapel Old School Rooms, Powerscroft Road, ,

E5 0PU

Phone: 020 8533 9676

Sunday: 2:30pm-4pm
Wednesday: 12:30pm-3:30pm (Job Club)

Contact: coordinator.claptondropin@gmail.com. Friendly help to access services in the borough, particularly in relation to housing, benefits, JobCentre Plus, as well as health- and family-related issues. The Job Club is for anyone wanting support with maintaining their benefits, with support to access Universal Job Match, write a CV and apply for jobs. For information about the peer support programme for women or mental health support, phone, call in or check the website.

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

CLASH (Central London Action on Street Health)

Mortimer Market Centre, Capper Street, ,

WC1R 6JB

Phone: 020 7734 1794

Monday: 9am-1pm (for women sex workers)
Friday: 10:30am-1pm (for women sex workers)
Monday: 2pm-4:30pm (appointments, women sex workers)
Wednesday & Friday: 2pm-4:30pm (appointments, women sex workers)

Information, advice, counselling on drugs, HIV & other health issues for young homeless people, drug users, gay men and sex workers. Phone for emergency needle exchange and for times of LGBT sexual health clinics. Appointments: 020 7734 1794 (women sex workers).

Clean Break

2 Patshull Road, , ,

NW5 2LB

Phone: 020 7482 8600

Monday: 11am-1pm (health and wellbeing)

Inspirational theatre company working with women whose lives have been affected by the criminal justice system. Free courses in acting, writing, singing and recording. The Women's Space will be for women offenders and women at risk of offending due to drug or alcohol use or mental health needs.

Mental health, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Education/training, Music/drama, Counselling

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

Core Arts

1 St Barnabas Terrace, , ,

E9 6DJ

Phone: 020 8533 3500

Promotes the artistic and creative abilities of people who experience severe and enduring mental health problems. Not free, but accept Direct Payments or Personal Budgets.

Music/drama, Leisure facilities

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

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous

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Phone: 07702 510110

Monday: 7pm-8pm Oasis Centre, W12 8PB
Tuesday: 7pm-8pm South Kensington & Chelsea Mental Health Centre, SW10 9NG
Wednesday: 7:30pm-8:30pm EACH, W7 3UG
Friday: 7pm-8pm Oasis Centre
Saturday: 1pm-2pm Ealing Hospital, Southall UB1 3EU

Self-help organisation supports people who are struggling with addiction and mental health conditions through a '12 Step + 5' recovery programme, workshops and other services. Phone, check website or email info@ddauk.org to learn more.

Mental health, Counselling

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

Find & Treat

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Phone: 020 3447 9842

Phone for information and advice on tuberculosis (TB), or visit the website to find out where the mobile X-ray unit (MXU) will be. Getting screened takes two minutes. It is confidential and safe. You get the results immediately and there is no need to undress.

Medical/health

Focus Homeless Outreach Team

4 Greenland Road, Camden Town, ,

NW1 0AS

Phone: 020 3317 6590

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Community mental health team offering support for single homeless people. Sessions in hostels and day centres. Referral generally by agency/hostel/GP, but self-referral is possible.

Mental health, Outreach workers

Friendship Peer Support Group

The Richmond Library Annex, Quadrant Road, Little Green, Richmond

TW9 1DH

Phone: 0208 898 6727

Thursday: 11am-1pm (last Thurs of month)

Information, support and understanding to people from all boroughs who hear voices and those who support them. The room is rented for £6.50 per hour. Contact: 0208 898 6727; wmicklewright@yahoo.co.uk.

Mental health