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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.

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Action for Children (Gen R 8 Project)

Westwood Business Centre, 69 Aberdalgie Road, Glasgow G34 9HJ

0141 771 6161

Monday–Sunday: 8am–9pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1o35i8D

Housing support and advice for 16-24-year-olds who are homeless in Glasgow or at risk of homelessness. Accommodation advice, tenancy support, independent living skills (budgeting, cooking etc).

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Careers advice, Debt advice, Education/training, Leisure activities, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support

 
Crossreach (Simpson Hse)

52 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 3NS

0131 225 1054 / 0131 225 6028

Wednesday: 2:45pm–4:30pm (SMART recovery group)
Thursday: 10:15am–12am (A Life Worth Living group)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2rpmcsy

Counselling for people affected by their own or another’s drug use, recovery support groups, recovery one to one appointments, and work with children and young people affected by parental substance use. Phone in to self-refer to services, or drop in on Wed/Thu to register.

Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Mental health, Step-free

 
LGBT Youth Scotland

See website for branches

Website: bit.ly/1yMCA23

Advice for LGBT youth in Scotland. Online chat and one-to-one support.

Counselling, Sexual health

 
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

 
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

 
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–5pm

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

 
Barnardo's (Young Women's Project)

PO Box 34727, London N7 8YQ

0800 316 1770 (free phone)

Monday–Friday: 9am–5:30pm (office hours)
Monday & Wednesday: 12am–3pm (under 14 drop-in)
Monday & Wednesday: 2pm–5pm (over 14s drop-in)

Map   Website: bit.ly/pv9ZH

For girls and young women (11-18) who are involved in or at risk of being sexually exploited in Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Camden. Call 020 7700 2253 for further information or to discuss a referral.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Legal advice, Medical/health, Mental health, Outreach workers

 
Brandon Centre

26 Prince of Wales Road, London NW5 3LG

020 7267 4792

Monday: 9:30am–8pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30am–6pm
Wednesday: 9:30am–7pm
Friday: 9:30am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/rRN1G

Counselling, therapy, contraceptive advice and info for people aged 12-21. Phone 020 7267 1321 for a contraceptive appointment. Drop in or phone.

Counselling, Medical/health, Mental health, Sexual health

 
CAYSH

Croydon Turnaround Centre, 2 Whitgift Street, Croydon, London CR0 1FL

0208 683 0227

Monday–Friday: 9:30am–4:45pm (22+, Taberner House)
Monday–Friday: 10am–5pm (under 21s)

Map   Website: bit.ly/VoDrGB

Advice service for people aged 14–25 (including housing advice) at the Turnaround Centre – no appointment necessary. If you are 22 or older, visit Taberner House.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Counselling

 
Centrepoint

Central House, 25 Camperdown Street, London E1 8DZ

0845 466 3400

Map   Website: bit.ly/1NztKPl

For people aged 16-25. Referral via your local housing options team.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training

 
CGL – Gateway Service (Barking & Dagenham)

Red Lion House, 38 George Street, Barking, London IG11 8FE

020 8507 8668 / 020 8594 8504

Tuesday & Friday: 2pm–4pm
Monday: 10am–0am (appointments 5–7pm)
Thursday: 5pm–7pm (appointments)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2sveUVH

Counselling, support and information for drug users aged 19+. Group work. Complementary therapies. Drop in or phone.

Counselling, Drugs workers, Medical/health

 
Clapton Community Drop-in

Round Chapel Old School Rooms, Powerscroft Road, London E5 0PU

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

Map  

Contact: coordinator.claptondropin@gmail.com. Friendly and non-judgemental support for the more marginalised members of the community to access more 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, using the drop-in's computers with support to access Universal Job Match, write a CV and apply for jobs.

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

 
CoolTan Arts

3rd Fl, 224–236 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JE

0207 701 2696

Tuesday–Friday: 10am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1mWCZHY

Award-winning arts in mental health charity run for adults with experience of mental health distress.

Advocacy, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Leisure facilities, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Step-free

 
Haven (Paddington)

St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY

020 7886 1101

Monday–Sunday: Open 24 hours

Map   Website: bit.ly/TLh3s

Counselling and medical services for people who have been sexually assaulted. Screening for STIs, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception. Specialist workers for 13- to 18-year-olds and Asian women.

Counselling, Medical/health

 
Haven (Whitechapel)

The Royal London Hospital, 9 Brady Street, London E1 5BG

020 7247 4787

Monday–Sunday: Open 24 hours

Map   Website: bit.ly/TLh3s

Counselling and medical services for people who have been sexually assaulted. Screening for STIs, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception. Specialist workers for 13- to 18-year-olds and Asian women.

Counselling, Medical/health

 
Herts Young Homeless (hyh)

1st Fl, Gracemead Hse, Woods Avenue, Hatfield, London AL10 8HX

03333 202 384

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm (appointments for advice)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1cNErh8

Aims to prevent homelessness, and support young people, those in crisis and individuals at risk of becoming homeless. Work mainly with people aged 16-24. Mediation, education and other specialist prevention services, advice, support etc. Advice line number: 0844 833 0933.

Advocacy, Counselling, Education/training

 
Iraqi Community Association

Unit 1 Cavell House, 233 Wood Lane, London W12 0HL

0207 023 2650

Monday–Friday: 10am–5:30pm (Thursday phone only)

Map   Website: https://binged.it/2rgLAOy

Advice and information for the Iraqi and Arab communities. Support and guidance for children and young people. Day centres for older people. Bilingual newsletter. Cultural and social activities.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Legal advice, Leisure activities, Medical/health

 
Islington Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service (IYPDAS )

50 Isledon Road, London N7 7LD

020 7527 5099

Monday–Friday: 9am–7pm

Map  

A free, confidential service which offers one-to-one counselling, advice and information for drug and alcohol issues to young people in Islington up to the age of 21. Also offers group work, staff training and drug education, all free of charge. Please ring 0207 5275099 for more information or to make an appointment. Referrals can also be made over the phone or emailed to drugs@islington.gov.uk.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Drugs workers, Outreach workers

 
Lifeline Basis Substance Misuse Service

Royal Arsenal Medical Centre, 21 Arsenal Way, Woolwich, London SE16 6TE

020 3696 2640

Monday–Friday: 9am–4:30pm (later by appointment)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2cTPyce

A unique, free and confidential substance misuse service in Greenwich. They work with those using cannabis; cocaine and party drugs; new psychoactive substances (NPS, formerly 'legal highs') and party drugs; steroids; alcohol (non-dependent); and ‘chemsex’.

Alcohol workers, Art classes, Drugs workers, Leisure activities, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Step-free

 
Merton Action for Single Homeless (MASH)

8 Wilton Road, Colliers Wood, London SW19 2HB

020 8543 3677

Map  

For people aged 16-25. Ring first.

 
Muslim Youth Helpline (MYH)

MYH FREEPOST RLZS-XJGE-JLBH, London NW3 6NE

0808 808 2008?

Saturday & Sunday: 12am–0am (incl Bank holidays and Eid)
Monday–Friday: 6pm–0am (incl Bank holidays and Eid)

Website: bit.ly/3oauc

Free, confidential and non-judgmental listening services via phone (0808 808 2008), <a href="http://www.myh.org.uk">web chat</a>, <a href="mailto:info@myh.org.uk">email</a> or letter. The MYH number will not appear on your phone bill and your call is confidential. MYH is run by young Muslims who are trained to be sensitive towards a variety of different cultural backgrounds.

Advocacy, Counselling, Mental health

 
New Horizon Youth Centre

68 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JR

020 7388 5580

Monday: 2pm–4pm (alcohol support)
Monday–Sunday: 10:30am–4pm (10.30am-1pm advice)

Map   Website: bit.ly/TgoIt

For young (16-21) homeless people. Free lunch. Women-only groups. Mental health, life skills & resettlement support. Sex worker project. Street outreach. Refugee worker. Drop-in.

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

 
Providence Row

82 Wentworth Street, London E1 7SA

020 7375 0020

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

Map   Website: bit.ly/1rvpkcW

Helps people of all backgrounds to an independent & 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. Most of their facilities are step-free.

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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