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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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Greenwich Winter Night Shelter

07985 496905

3 January to 2 April
: 7pm–8:30am

Referral by agreed partner agencies must be confirmed by GWNS project worker. 18+, mixed, 15 places.

Food (free)

 
Hinde Street Methodist Church

19 Thayer Street W1U 2QJ

020 7935 6179

Wednesday: 4:30pm–8pm (not between Christmas and New Year)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2c3Yx63

Wednesday Club offers a safe, warm space to relax; soup, sandwiches and drinks for 10p each; free sandwiches from local cafes after 7pm. Part of the West London Mission.

Food, Food (free)

 
Nimatullahi Sufi Order

Website: bit.ly/1q3C3m9

Spiritual group, love of god, service to others. We do not put our views onto anyone, we simply serve food to the needy.

Food (free)

 
The Salvation Army (Laurieston Centre)

39 South Portland Street, Glasgow G5 9JL

0141 429 6533

Map  

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

 
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)

 
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)

 
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  

Food (free)

 
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

 
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church

235 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EP

020 7240 0544

Sunday: 1pm–3pm (free, only for 25 people)
Monday–Friday: 10am–4pm (tea, coffee, biscuits)

Map   Website: bit.ly/154swg

Limited number of tickets for Sunday roast available at 10.15am.

Food (free)

 
Bridges

Memorial Community Church, 389-395 Barking Rd, London E13 8AL

020 7474 6603

Saturday: 8am–11:30am (cooked breakfast 9–11am)
Monday: 10am–2pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1ABaffo

Regular NHS nurse clinics and signposting to other support agencies. More facilities available on Mondays. Practical activities to build esteem and encourage hope. Small group work developing life skills and confidence.

Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Food (free), Medical/health, Outreach worker links

 
C4WS Homeless Project Night Shelter

Various churches in Camden, London

020 7278 6267

3 November to 31 March
Monday–Sunday: 7:30pm–8:45am

Website: https://binged.it/2fHMekV

Rolling winter night shelter in Camden. Bed spaces for 16 guests, with separate sleeping areas for men and women. Accept referrals from Camden-based agencies with whom C4WS have a signed Service Level Agreement only.

Accommodation/housing advice, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Food (free), Leisure activities, Outreach worker links

 
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

 
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

 
Christ Apostolic Church (Bethel) UK

217–23 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E2 8AN

020 7729 4375/ 661

Saturday: 2pm–3:30pm (last Saturday of month)
Sunday: 8am–9am

Map   Website: bit.ly/1xrM8Tg

Welcomes homeless people every Sunday morning for a cooked breakfast and the last Saturday of the month for hot meals.

Food (free)

 
Christian Kitchen

65 Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow, London E17 7AS

Monday–Sunday: 7:30pm–8:30pm (Mission Grove car park, Walthamstow)

Hot meals from a mobile kitchen van in Mission Grove, Walthamstow.

Food (free)

 
Churches Foodbank (Newham)

London

020 8555 9880; 020 8534 1164

Thursday: 1pm–3pm (Woodgrange Baptist Ch, Romford Rd, E7 8AA)
Tuesday: 9am–11am (St Paul & St James, Maryland Rd, Stratford, E15 1JL)

Website: bit.ly/1Q7JojB

All applications for food must be accompanied by a referral from an independent agent (e.g. a doctor, a social worker or support worker, a school or nursery, a Job Centre).

Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Food, Food (free)

 
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

 
Community Table

Southcroft Church (Ichthus), 276 Mitcham Lane, Streatham, London SW16 6NU

020 8677 0880

Thursday: 11am–2pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/17u9KtW

Provides food, clothing and a warm welcome to anyone in need: "Loving people with the love of Jesus. Kind, caring support & understanding."

Bathroom/showers, Food (free), Internet access

 
Coptic City Mission (St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church)

Allen Street, Kensington, London W8 6UX

0207 937 5782

Tuesday: 9pm–10pm (Seaforth Place, behind Westminster City Hall)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1KEV6xO

Outreach mission from young Copts.

Food (free)

 
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

 
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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