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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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Integrated Camden Alchohol Service (ICAS)

7-8 Early Mews, Arlington Road NW1 7HG

020 3227 4950

Monday: 10am–12am (drop-in)
Tuesday & Friday: 2pm–4pm (drop-in)
Monday & Thursday: 5pm–7pm (evening assessments)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2jnMpUY

A welcoming, open-access service for people experiencing difficulty with alcohol use or who are affected by alcohol use issues. The Family alcohol Service (FAS) is delivered in partnership with the NSPCC and the provision of the affected others service by Some Space (SS). Open access and drop-in. Individuals can self-refer by attending the drop-in. Evening assessments by appointment only.

Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Counselling, Medical/health, Mental health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

 
Muslim Women’s Helpline

020 8904 8193 / 0208908 6715

Monday–Friday: 10am–4pm

Website: bit.ly/1NNxPOQ

For Muslim women from any ethnicity. Some face to face counselling is available.

Counselling

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
CGL – New Direction

410 Lewisham High Street, Lewisham, London SE13 6LJ

020 8314 5566

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

Map   Website: bit.ly/2j5vOpq

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

 
Clean Break

2 Patshull Road, London NW5 2LB

020 7482 8600

Map   Website: bit.ly/6kVZI

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 (in development) will be for women offenders and women at risk of offending due to drug or alcohol use or mental health needs.

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

 
Create

379 Salisbury House, London Wall, London EC2M 5QQ

020 7374 8485

Tuesday: 12am–3pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1urj0IA

Creative arts for women. Enables people to develop creativity, learning, social skills and self-esteem. No previous experience necessary: photography, storytelling, music and drama.

Art classes, Music/drama

 
Crisis Christmas

66 Commercial Street, London E1 6LT

0844 251 0111

Winter shelter:
22 December to 30 December
Thursday–Friday: Open 24 hours

Website: bit.ly/SZPRH

Referral via 221 Gray's Inn Rd, WC1X 8RA; City of London Academy, Lynton Rd, SE1 5LA; City Academy, Homerton Row, E9 6EA; Kensington Aldridge Academy, 1 Silchester Rd, W10 6EX; or Lesoco, 2 Deptford Ch St, SE8 4RZ. Access to residential centres via 5 day centres. Transport to day centres from King’s Cross, Mornington Cres, Finsbury Pk stn; Temple, Waterloo (St John's), London Br (Southwark St), Bermondsey stn; Broadway Day Centre, Victoria, and Chelsea Methodist Ch and Deptford Reach Day Centre.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Dentist, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Leisure activities, Outreach worker links

 
Finsbury Park Mosque

7–11 St Thoms’s Rd, London N4 2QH

020 7424 5252

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 10:30am–1pm (women's group)
Monday & Wednesday: 5pm–7pm (karate for kids)
Thursday: 6pm–8pm (soup run - 7pm–9pm in summer)
Friday: 4pm–7pm (youth club for boys)
Saturday: 3pm–5pm (youth club for girls)
Saturday & Sunday: 10am–5pm (community meetings all day)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1TzS5H5

Registered charity serving the local Muslim community and the wider society in Islington and surrounding N London boroughs. Community centre which works with everyone to promote dialogue and understanding in our multicultural society.

Counselling, Education/training, Legal advice, Leisure activities

 
Haringey Recovery Service

590 Seven Sisters Road, London N15 6HR

020 8801 3999

Tuesday & Thursday: 10am–7pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am–4:30pm
Saturday: 10am–4pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/2t1vQ33

Works with individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol misuse, and with their friends, families and carers. A holistic approach to recovery, with continued sustainable support, equipping people with the skill for self-development and for collectively developing the whole recovery community.

Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Ex-offenders, Internet access, Legal advice, Leisure facilities, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Step-free, Tenancy support

 
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

 
Marylebone Centre (Church Army)

1-5 Cosway St, London NW1 5NR

020 7262 3818

Monday–Thursday: 9:30am–1:30pm (rough sleepers' drop-in)
Monday: 10:30am–11:30am (drama)
Tuesday: 10am–12am (open access; clothing for rough sleepers only)
Monday: 1:30pm–3:30pm (M’lebone Proj newsletter)
Friday: 10am–12am (ESOL for beginners)
Tuesday & Friday: 1:30pm–3:30pm (healthy eating; kitchen skills)
Wednesday: 8am–9am (running club)
Wednesday: 9am–12am (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)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1mhvhYf

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, Leisure activities, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Music/drama, Sexual health, Step-free, Tenancy support

 
Missionaries of Charity (Home of Peace - for women)

179 Bravington Road, Queen's Park, London W9 3AR

020 8960 2644

Map  

For single women with no or very low support needs aged 18-60. Open access. Dry.

Accommodation/housing advice, Food (free)

 
Positive East

159 Mile End Road, Stepney, London E1 4AQ

020 7791 2855

Monday–Friday: 9:30am–5:30pm
Saturday: 11am–3pm (HIV testing only)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1th8WzX

London's largest community-based HIV charity provides practical and emotional support and advice for people living with or affected by HIV in East London. Also offers free and confidential HIV tests at venues across London.

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

 
Praed Street Project

c/o Jefferiss Wing, St Mary’s Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY

020 3312 1549

Monday–Thursday: 9:30am–5:30pm
Tuesday–Thursday: 2pm–4:30pm (advice drop-in)
Thursday: 2pm–5pm (walk-in clinic)
Friday: 9:30am–11:30am

Map   Website: bit.ly/1WClCT1

Outreach for women who work in the sex industry, on the streets and in working flats. Clinic-based STD services Monday to Friday. Advice on sexual health, support and info on sex work, the law, drugs, housing, HIV, self-defence/ safety, and to meet other women. Drop in or phone. Clinics by appointment. Outreach at your flat or sauna: 020 3312 1549.

Drugs workers, Legal advice, Medical/health

 
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

 
Rape Crisis South London/Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

PO Box 383, Croydon, London CR9 2AW

0208 683 3311

Monday–Friday: 10am–6pm (office)
Monday–Sunday: 12am–2:30pm (helpline, 365 days a year)
Monday–Sunday: 7pm–9:30pm helpline, 365 days a year)

Map   Website: bit.ly/17LXipk

Helpline: 0808 802 9999 All woman independent organisation supporting women and girls aged 14+ who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives and who live and/or work in south London. Face-to-face counselling in Croydon, Kingston, Bexley and Southwark, Freephone National Rape Crisis Helpline, advocacy for women/girls who have reported or are considering reporting to the police, and an outreach worker specialising in homelessness and prostitution.

Advocacy, Counselling, Outreach workers

 
Sangam Association of Asian Women

210 Burnt Oak Broadway, London HA8 0AP

020 8952 7062

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

Map   Website: bit.ly/1p9oUuM

Relieves poverty, hardship, and distress of the socially and economically disadvantaged without discrimination. Counselling for women, youth and underprivileged people. Cultural classes.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training

 
Thames Reach (Employment Academy)

29 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UA

020 7702 4260

Monday–Friday: 9am–4pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1CHIXoC

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.

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

 
The Margins Project

19b Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN

020 7704 9050

Wednesday: 11am–2pm (mixed)
Monday: 11am–2pm (women only)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1RsFKjQ

Hot showers, clothes, food and advice drop-in covering health, housing, money and legal issues.

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

 
Working Chance

24-27 White Lion St, London N1 9PD

0207 2781532

Map   Website: bit.ly/1RHpNGL

Supports women with criminal convictions into sustainable, quality employment. They place candidates into a huge variety of jobs in hospitality, finance and media, as well as the public and third sectors. They also provide support around CV writing, interview practice and disclosing their conviction to potential employers.

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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