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Your rights

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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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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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/2s9GQLU

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

 
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

 
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

 
Cardboard Citizens

77a Greenfield Road, London E1 6QR

020 7377 8948

Monday–Friday: 10am–6pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/niiZB

"theatre at its funniest, blackest, most daring and challenging best" - British Theatre Guide. Workshops at Crisis Skylight and hostels around London. Theatre, dance and music workshops. Individual support for workshop participants.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Careers advice, Counselling, Education/training, Leisure activities, Music/drama

 
Community of Sant'Egidio

London

07595 931348

Saturday: 5pm–7pm (Kensington Church St to Gloucester Rd tube; and Kensington High St)
Saturday: 3pm–7:30pm (tea and cakes in the Carmelite Priory, Pitt St W8 4JH - see website for details)

Website: bit.ly/1PEnAJI

The mission of the Community of Sant'Egidio is establishing friendship with the poor, whoever and wherever they may be, in the light of the teaching of the Gospel. Food, clothes and social events, especially around Christmas.

Clothing store, Food, Leisure activities

 
Core Arts

1 St Barnabas Terrace, London E9 6DJ

020 8533 3500

Map   Website: bit.ly/w3FwW

Promotes the artistic and creative abilities of people who experience severe and enduring mental health problems.

Leisure activities, 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

 
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

 
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

 
Hare Krishna Food for All

102 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DN

07946 420 827

Monday–Saturday: 12am–3pm (12.00: Islip St, Kentish Tn; 13.00: Arlington Rd/Inverness St, Camden; 14.25: (York Way, King's Cross)
Monday–Friday: 12:15am–2:30pm (LSE and SOAS)
Monday–Thursday: 7:30pm–8:30pm (Lincoln’s Inn Fields)

Map   Website: bit.ly/cjkt0r

Delicious food made with pure vegetarian ingredients.

Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Leisure activities

 
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

 
King's Cross Baptist Church

Vernon Square, King's Cross Road, London WC1X 9EW

020 7837 7182

Tuesday: 11am–1pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1ATV9AL

Friendly local church at the heart of its community.

Food (free), Leisure activities

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
Open Cinema (London)

TechHub, 5 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4BX

+ 7910 044 453

Map   Website: bit.ly/1lhkiDh

Community cinema for homeless people. Choose films, make films, meet the experts. At various venues. Visit the website (http://opencinema.net/find-cinema/) for details.

Food (free), Leisure activities

 
Quaker Homeless Action

PO Box 7105, Poole, Dorset BH15 4DQ, Winter shelter: Union Chapel, Dorset, Highbury Corner, London N1 2XD

07833 123155

Saturday: 10am–4pm (mobile library: The Passage, 10am–10.30am; The American Church, 11.15am–12pm; St Giles in the Fields, 2pm–4pm)
Tuesday: 7pm–7:30pm (mobile library, alt. weeks at Lincoln’s Inn Fields)
Winter shelter:
23 December to 30 December
Thursday–Thursday: 7am–10pm (closed midday to 3pm. Services at Union Chapel)
Monday: 11:30am–12:30am (mobile library, 3rd week of month, Manna Centre)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2gxLOOX

Quaker Homeless Action runs mobile libraries. The Christmas Shelter (24 beds, dry) provides breakfast and supper for up to 75. It closes at 10pm except for those who have been given a bed. Self referrals and referrals from Islington Outreach Forum agencies (inc. Islington DAAT, Whitaker Centre, Pilion Trust, New Horizon, Focus and Angel Drug Services) or others that can provide ongoing support. Phone to check vacancies.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Food (free), Foot care, Leisure activities, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health

 
Redbridge Assessment Centre

16 York Road, Ilford, London IG1 3AD

020 8911 7470

Sunday–Thursday: 7:30am–8:45am
Friday & Saturday: 7:30pm–9:15am
Monday–Friday: 9:30am–5pm (office hours)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1KXpqBX

Services only for people staying at the shelter. Some classes for residents and ex-residents only - ring first.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Internet access, Leisure activities, Luggage storage, Medical/health

 
Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers

The Copleston Centre, Copleston Road, London SE15 4AN

020 7732 0505

Wednesday: 11am–2:45pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 12:30am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1pPD578

Drop-in centre for asylum seekers and refugees. Advice on housing, health, education, training and employment. Gardening club. Group therapy.

Accommodation/housing advice, Clothing store, Education/training, Food (free), Leisure activities, Medical/health, Mental health

 
Thames Reach (Camden Spectrum)

Camden Spectrum, 6-8 Greenland Street, London NW1 0ND

020 7267 4937

Monday–Friday: 9:30am–7pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/KMJ1uF

Thames Reach is a London-based charity helping homeless and vulnerable people to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Its vision is to end street homelessness. Email CamdenSpectrum@thamesreach.org.uk

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Food (free), Internet access, Leisure activities, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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