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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 london@thepavement.org.uk at The Pavement!

 

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240 Project

116 Bramley Road, London W10 6SU

0207 221 7530

Monday–Wednesday: 11am–4pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1WDl7ne

A small charity helping people mainly who have a history of homelessness, are vulnerable and mostly need support. Known for its friendliness. Offers acupuncture, art, cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, computing cooking, drama, felt workshop, group therapy, leather work, mosaics, music, poetry, qi gong and yoga etc. Ring for details or check the timetable (http://www.240project.org.uk/timetable/). Not step-free.

Art classes, Clothing store, Food, Food (free), Internet access, Leisure activities, Leisure facilities, Music/drama

 
722 Young People Service

722 Leytonstone High Road, Leytonstone, London E11 3AJ

0300 555 1158

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm

Map  

For people aged 10–18 in Waltham Forest with drug- and alcohol-related issues. Evening appointments by request.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Drugs workers, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links

 
999 Club (Deptford Centre)

21 Deptford Broadway, London SE8 4PA

020 8695 5797

Winter shelter:
3 January to 14 March
Monday–Sunday: 8pm–8am
Wednesday: 9am–12am (drug & alcohol worker)
Monday: 9am–12am (mental health professionals)
Monday–Friday: 9am–12am (9–10.30am for rough sleepers only)
Tuesday: 9am–12am (Samaritans)
Thursday: 9am–12am (NHS nurse)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2gObZ4B

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.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Ex-offenders, Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Legal advice, Medical/health, Mental health, Tenancy support

 
A Mile in Her Shoes

c/o London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA

Monday: 5:30pm–6:30pm (Recovery College, 33 Rushworth St)
Wednesday: 4pm–5pm (Employment Academy, 29 Peckham Rd)
Friday: 4:30pm–5:15pm (Crisis reception, 66 Commercial Street)

Website: bit.ly/1r5sWEU

Women-only running fitness classes suitable for all abilities, beginners welcome! If you need suitable clothing or shoes (quality, clean & second-hand), please contact run@amileinhershoes.org.uk or 07518 221 613 in advance with your sizes. Led by qualified, insured female volunteers.

Leisure activities, Medical/health

 
Abundant Life Housing Services Limited

9 Campbell Road, Stratford, London E15 1SY

0208 534 2194/2316

Saturday: 2pm–5pm

Map  

Accommodation/housing advice, Food (free)

 
Accumul8

34 Clovelly Road, London N8 7RH

07799 450636

Map   Website: bit.ly/2asoApy

Provides photography and art classes to young people living in hostels. At the end of the project the photographs are sold and 40 per cent of the selling price goes to the photographer. Also offers a scholarship for one person to study on the creative and digital media course at Ravensbourne University. Operates January to June. Please check to ensure step-free access and dates/times.

Art classes

 
Ace of Clubs

St Alphonsus Rd, Clapham, London SW4 7AS

020 7720 2811

Monday–Friday: 12am–3pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1B0VMJY

Open-access day centre for homeless, vulnerable & isolated people in Clapham. Lunch, tea, coffee, showers, accredited education, bike club etc. Accredited education courses.

Accommodation/housing advice, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Education/training, Food, Medical/health, Outreach worker links

 
Ackee Housing Project

6-8 Palatine Road, London N16 8SX

020 7254 5159

Monday–Friday: 10am–4:30pm

Map  

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

 
Acton Homeless Concern

Emmaus House, 1 Berrymead Gardens, London W3 8AA

020 8992 5768

Map   Website: bit.ly/1rY49Ay

Call for the times of their wide range of services.

Alcohol workers, Barber, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Dentist, Drugs workers, Food, Foot care

 
Addaction SMART

9b Mitcham Lane, Streatham, London SW16 6LG

02086778541 / 0208769 4764

Monday: 9:30am–5pm
Wednesday: 2pm–5pm
Tuesday: 9:30am–1pm
Thursday: 9:30am–5pm
Friday: 9:30am–2pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1l6PTrf

For people with drug-related problems. Advice, information and support. Assessment, counselling, complementary therapies, referral to specialist providers and user groups.

Advocacy, Counselling, Drugs workers, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach workers

 
Adfam

25 Corsham Street, London WC1H 8BS

020 3817 9410

Map   Website: bit.ly/1q4jAsN

Adfam is the national charity working to improve life for families affected by drugs and alcohol. A number of useful resources, including a map of local support groups, are available on its website.

 
Advisory Service for Squatters

84b Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX

020 3216 0099

Monday–Friday: 2pm–6pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/ZXxNR

Legal and practical advice to squatters and other homeless people. Please ring 020 3216 0099 or email advice@squatter.org.uk first.

Accommodation/housing advice

 
Agape

c/o Holy Trinity Church, Chobham Road, Knaphill, Woking GU21 2SX, London

01483 824006

Wednesday: 7:45pm–9:15pm (Embankment)

Website: bit.ly/1kZrS5i

Soup, coffee, tea etc plus sandwiches, biscuits etc - and spend time chatting to people.

Food (free)

 
Akwaaba

Green Lanes Methodist Church, 132a Green Lanes, London N16 9BN

07946 596805

Sunday: 1:30pm–5:30pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1cgr5Jd

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 activities

 
Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women's Centre

Bays 4 and 5, Trellick Tower, Golborne Road, London W10 5PL

020 8969 2292

Friday: 10am–12am (drop-in)

Monday–Friday: 9:30am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1z7fSPS

Advice and assistance for Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families on benefits, housing, homelessness, domestic violence, health, and mental health. Outreach support to the elderly as well as in-house activities. ESOL classes with free crèche and support for women wanting to return to work. Some projects are borough-restricted, so contact them for more information.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Medical/health, Mental health

 
Albert Kennedy Trust (London)

Unit 203, Hatton Square Business Centre, 16/16a Baldwins Gardens, London EC1N 7RJ

020 7831 6562

Monday–Friday: 10am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1w07ZMi

Supports LGBT 16-25-year-olds who are homeless or living in a hostile or violent environment because they have come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans to their parents or care giver.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Education/training, Tenancy support

 
Alone in London

Unit 6, 48 Provost Street, London N1 7SU

020 7278 4224

Monday–Friday: 9am–12:15am (advice)

Map   Website: bit.ly/VuJ5n9

Supports young people, 16–25-years-old, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Its mission is to enable young people to make informed and positive choices about their lives, to support them and their families to respond to crisis situations and to empower young people to develop the skills, and provide the foundation they need to grow and flourish.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Careers advice, Counselling, Education/training, Mental health

 
Ambrose King Centre

The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, London E1 1BB

020 7377 7306

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am–4pm (drop-in & appointments)
Wednesday: 12am–4pm (drop-in & appointments)
Monday: 9am–6:30pm (drop-in & appointments)
Tuesday: 4pm–6:30pm (appointments)
Saturday: 9:30am–12:30am

Map   Website: bit.ly/1tSVpOn

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

 
American International Church Soup Kitchen

79a Tottenham Court Rd, (Entrance in Whitfield Street), London W1T 4TD

020 7580 2791

Monday & Tuesday: 10am–12am
Thursday–Saturday: 10am–12am

Map   Website: bit.ly/1QbH7VC

The soup kitchen provides free hot meals, clothes and toiletries. The clothing store is open on alternate Mondays. This service is closed in August.

Clothing store, Food (free)

 
AMURT

3A Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 6PA

020 88064250

Thursday: 6:15pm–7:30pm (Lincoln’s Inn Fields)

Website: bit.ly/1wZGBhA

Mission statement: "Empowering people, inspiring change. Love is all there is." Vegetarian food, and music while they distribute.

Food (free)

 
Ancilla Soup Kitchen

The Most Precious Blood & St Edmund, 115 Hertford Road, London N9 7EN

020 8804 4070

Friday: 11am–2pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1Ot0uIO

Food (free)

 
Antidote Services (London Friend)

London Friend, 86 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN

020 7833 1674

Monday–Friday: 10am–6pm
Monday: 11am–1pm (drop-in assessment for referral or confidential chat. Women workers available, 86 Caledonian Rd)
Monday: 9am–12am (walk-in clinic, MSM clinic, Capper Street
Tuesday: 5pm–7pm (MSM CODE clinic, 56 Dean Street)
Thursday: 6pm–8:30pm (LGBT drop-in, 32a Wardour Street)

Map   Website: bit.ly/ewQNwF

A drug and alcohol service targeted at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Sexual health

 
Asha Projects

13 Shrubbery Road, London SW16 2AS

020 8696 0023

Monday–Friday: 9am–6pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/10ke1gi

Advice, help and referral for Asian women and children, and single women fleeing domestic violence. English, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Hindi and Bengali. Call for an appointment.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Legal advice, Outreach worker links

 
Ashford Place Assessment Centre

60 Ashford Road, Cricklewood, London NW2 6TU

020 8208 8590

Friday: 10:30am–5pm
Monday–Thursday: 9:30am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/ccbXM

Rough sleeping outreach, floating support, health and wellbeing, alcohol and drugs treatment and much more. You are welcome to visit to make an appointment. Winter shelter: for CHAIN verified clients, phone 020 8208 8595. For rough sleepers in Brent, refer to StreetLink (www.streetlink.org.uk)

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure activities, Medical/health, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

 
Ashiana Network

Suite 204, 1st Floor, 750-760 High Road, Leytonstone, London E11 3BB

020 8539 0427

Monday–Friday: 9:30am–12am
Monday–Friday: 1pm–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1lBGCaq

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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