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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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The Salvation Army (Laurieston Centre)

39 South Portland Street, Glasgow G5 9JL

0141 429 6533

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Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Benefits advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Food, Food (free), Internet access, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Sexual health, Tenancy support

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
ASLAN (All Souls Local Action Network)

c/o All Souls Clubhouse, 141 Cleveland Street, London W1T 6QG

Saturday: 5:30am–7:45am (tea run: 5.30-6.15 Tavistock St; 6.15-6.45 Savoy Pl; 6.45-7.30 King William IV St; All Souls Ch 7.40-7.45)
Saturday: 9am–12am (day centre at Webber St. Breakfast, bible group, ESOL, photography & art. Showers & clothes for ticket holders. Tickets from Webber St on Mondays)
Saturday: 6:30pm–8:30pm (Entertainment - invites via tea run or welcome desk at All Souls.

Map   Website: bit.ly/K90HTT

Christian organisation that participates in the Westminster Churches Winter Shelter (referral only). Films, coach trips, clothes store and bible group every Saturday night at 6.30pm. Invitations via the tea run or welcome desk at All Souls Langham Place. If you need step-free access, a volunteer will let you in via Cleveland St entrance.

Art classes, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Food (free), Leisure activities

 
Baron’s Court Project

69 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DD

020 7603 5232

Monday–Wednesday: 2pm–5pm (drop-in, showers/laundry and café)
Friday: 12am–2pm (women's group)
Friday: 2:30pm–5:30pm (Green Palm Club for isolated black and minority ethnic people)
Thursday: 2pm–5pm (life skills)

Map   Website: bit.ly/QCjsF

Friendly drop-in where people who are vulnerable through homelessness or mental health problems can socialise, find support and access services. One-to-one advice (Tue & Thu).

 
CARIS Islington Churches Cold Weather Shelter

London

07913 020738

Winter shelter:
1 January to 31 March
Monday–Sunday: 7:30pm–8:30am

Map   Website: bit.ly/1L1wPnp

Free night shelter, food, showers and a safe place to sleep. Phone after completing and emailing a 1-page registration form to iccws@hotmail.co.uk. 15 guests; 18+, dry.

Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Food, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Outreach worker links

 
Caritas Anchor House

81 Barking Road, Canning Town, London E16 4HB

0207 476 6062

Map   Website: bit.ly/2a60AZ6

For people affected by homelessness, drug & alcohol misuse, mental health, domestic abuse & offending. Accommodation and varied services. Email info@caritasanchorhouse.org.uk.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Internet access, Mental health, Music/drama, Step-free

 
Carpenters Café

Carpenters Estate Community Hall, 17 Doran Walk (enter from Carpenters Rd), Stratford, London E15 2JL

07932 661 089

Tuesday: 10am–12am (food, drinks, clothes, books, toiletries, showers)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2jSgnhK

Aims "To show the love of Christ in practical ways to the homeless, elderly and anyone needing a helping hand, and to encourage and support the homeless into making better life choices".

Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Food, Food (free), Step-free

 
Chelsea Methodist Church Pastoral Care

155a Kings Rd, London SW3 5TX

020 7352 9305

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9am–2pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/ywMwR

Lunch is served upstairs but staff or volunteers bring meals downstairs to those with limited mobility.

Clothing store, Food

 
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

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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

 
Deptford Reach

Speedwell Street, Deptford, London SE8 4AT

020 8692 6548

Tuesday & Thursday: 9am–2pm
Monday & Wednesday: 9am–3:30pm
Friday: 9am–3:30pm (appointments only)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1pa8vWZ

Drop-in centre for adults over 16 years of age who are vulnerable through homelessness, mental ill-health, loneliness, social exclusion or severe poverty.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Dentist, Education/training, Food, Food (free), Leisure activities, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Step-free, Tenancy support

 
Divine Rescue

Thurlow Lodge, 1 Thurlow Street, London SE17 2US

020 3489 1765

Monday–Friday: 9am–3:30pm
Wednesday: 6:30pm–8:30pm (music last Wed of month)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1o9EBNA

Work with homeless people and people with substance abuse issues. Help with hospital visits and bereavement, and support with detox. Their Christian mission is to touch and change lives one at a time.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Education/training, Food (free), Outreach workers

 
Dunloe Centre

St Saviour's Priory, 18 Queensbridge Road, London E2 8NS

020 7739 9976

Tuesday: 10:30am–12am

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Small, unfunded project run entirely by volunteers. Turns away only people who are violent. On ground floor, but with one step between the street and the lobby.

Bedding, Clothing store, Food (free)

 
Earls Court Community Project (ECCP)

c/o West London Family Church, 230 Lillie Road, London SW6 7QA

020 7385 5791

Wednesday: 2pm–4pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1n5OCf2

Coffee bar.

Clothing store, Food (free), Step-free

 
Faith in Action (Homelessness Project Merton)

Salvation Army Citadel, 109 Kingston Road, South Wimbledon, London SW19 3JR

07843 280 419

Wednesday & Friday: 10am–3pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1KW4rQ3

Drop-in for rough sleepers, and for people who are vulnerably housed, socially excluded, vulnerable or isolated, and for those with addiction issues. Benefits advice most Wednesdays. Advocacy, alcohol and drug advice. A listening ear, breakfast, lunch, teas and coffees.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Drugs workers, Food, Laundry, Leisure activities, Mental health

 
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

 
Glass Door

155a Kings Road, London SW3 5TX

020 7351 4948

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9am–2pm (laundry, showers & lunch)
Winter shelter
2 November to 3 April
Monday–Sunday: 8pm–8am (please come to the day centre or phone to see if there are vacancies)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1Gs26vG

Shelter and support for people who are homeless. Winter night shelters and a year-round daytime drop-in centre. Lunch is served upstairs but staff or volunteers bring meals downstairs to those with limited mobility. The night shelters are in different churches, not all of which are step-free.

Accommodation/housing advice, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Laundry

 
Greenwich Migrant Hub

Woolwich Common Community Centre, Leslie Smith Square, London SE18 4DW

07429031389

Tuesday: 10:30am–1:30pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1UiAjYA

Drop-in advice centre offering free immigration, housing and domestic violence advice and a hot meal to vulnerable migrants in Greenwich and neighbouring boroughs.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Benefits advice, Food (free), Legal advice, Step-free

 
Homeless Action in Barnet (HAB)

36b Woodhouse Road, London N12 0RG

020 8446 8400


Monday–Friday: 12am–3pm (rough sleepers only)
Wednesday: 9am–12am (women's group)
Monday–Friday: 12am–3pm (drop-in)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1pMiYI2

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, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Food, Tenancy support

 
Islington Centre for Refugees & Asylum Seekers

Cross Street Baptist Church, 16–18 Cross St, London N1 2BG

020 7354 9946

Tuesday & Wednesday: 10am–3pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1RsnF5f

Practical help, education & art classes.

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

 
London Jesus Centre

83 Margaret Street, London W1W 8TB

020 7637 0600

Monday–Friday: 10:30am–12:30am (advice)
Monday–Friday: 10am–4:30pm (centre open)

Map   Website: bit.ly/t1sdo

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

 
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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