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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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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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
SHP

245 Grays inn Road, London WC1X 8QY

020 7520 8660

Monday–Sunday: 9am–5pm (referral helpline - 020 7520 8660)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2vhWqF0

Provides innovative accommodation and support services to 3,000 of London's most vulnerable people. To discuss the referral process, call 020 7520 8660.

Accommodation/housing advice, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Debt advice, Education/training, Internet access, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

 
St Mungo’s (formerly Broadway Day Centre)

13 Market Lane, London W12 8EZ

020 8735 5810

Friday: 10am–12am (acupuncture)
Wednesday & Friday: 10:30am–12am (rough sleeper service)
Wednesday: 10am–12am (optician and once a month Hep C clinic)
Thursday: 10am–12am (nurse)
Monday: 10am–12am (nurse & podiatry services)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2g8dloq

The service has changed. Health services are available on a drop-in basis, as is access to the local outreach team. There is now a recovery college offering term-time courses such as music, art, IT, chi gung, script writing and Hearing Voices. Please call 020 8735 5833 for information on the prospectus as this is subject to regular change.

Art classes, Clothing store, Education/training, Foot care, Medical/health, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach workers

 
The Manna at St Stephen’s

17 Canonbury Road, London N1 2DF

020 7226 5369

Tuesday: 7pm–9pm
Friday: 9am–11am
Wednesday: 1pm–3pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1SNVUVU

A drop-in and key work service for homeless and marginalised people in Islington, offering food, showers, laundry (£1), pool, table tennis, singing, art, poetry and gardening alongside targeted key work appointments.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Legal advice, Leisure activities, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Step-free, Tenancy support

 
DHA

Phoenix Street, Derby, West Midlands DE1 2ER

01332 287 850

Map   Website: bit.ly/177Wec

Direct help via specialist advice, advocacy and representation for families and individuals facing crisis, to prevent and alleviate homelessness, debt and housing difficulty. For help and advice call 01332 287 850.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Tenancy support

 
Selby Street Mission

Selby Street, Hull, North East HU3 3PT

O1482 442461

Monday: 10am–12am (clothes bank)
Tuesday: 11am–1pm (lunch)
Wednesday: 11am–2pm (addiction recovery group)
Friday: 10am–2pm (Create arts group, with shared lunch)
Sunday: 10:30am–12am (informal service, with breakfast)

Map  

Serves the local community, demonstating Christ’s love in practical ways, feeding the hungry and helping people to be free of addiction and debt.

Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Food, Food (free)

 
The Whitechapel Centre

Langsdale Street, Liverpool, North East L3 8DU

0151 207 7617

Monday–Sunday: 8am–8pm (homeless resolution hub, enablement activities)

Map   Website: bit.ly/N3gc0G

Works with people who are sleeping rough, living in hostels or struggling to manage their accommodation. Committed to helping people find and maintain a home and learn the life skills essential for independent living. No Second Night Out phone line: 0300 123 2041 (24/7)

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure facilities, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

 
Wirral Churches Ark Project

Mary Cole House, 6 Sandford Street, Birkenhead, North East CH41 1BN

0151 649 0111

Monday–Sunday: Open 24 hours (accommodation and support)
Monday–Friday: 9am–0am (crisis training and events – term-time only)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1Vae7gJ

Three-month stay, emergency accommodation service for single homeless people with multiple support needs. 22 male beds and 5 female. Referral required via Wirral ‘Mainstay’ (www.mainstayliverpool.org.uk).

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Debt advice, Education/training, Food, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure activities, Music/drama

 
1625 Independent People

Kingsley Hall, 59 Old Market Street, Bristol, South West BS2 0ER

0117 317 8800

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am–5pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1nwLdXc

Work with 16–25-year-olds in Bristol who are homeless or at risk of homelessness by providing housing, mediation, advice, training opportunities and developing skills for successful independent living.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Counselling, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Leisure activities, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

 
St Petrock’s

10 Cathedral Yard, Exeter, South West EX1 1HJ

01392 422396

Monday–Friday: 9am–1pm (drop-in)
Wednesday & Friday: 10am–12am (mental health practitioner)
Tuesday & Thursday: 2pm–4pm (probation, housing, jobs etc)
Monday: 2pm–4pm (women's group)
Monday & Thursday: 9am–12am podiatrist Monday, nurse Thursday)
Tuesday: 11am–1pm (alternative healing)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1OGdaLm

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Legal advice, Leisure activities, Medical/health, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Sexual health, Tenancy support

 
Beacon House Ministries

90-91 East Hill, Colchester, Essex, South East CO1 2QN

01206 761960

Monday–Sunday: 10am–2pm (medical clinic, café, laundry, showers; barber on Tuesday)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1MWpAy3

Practical help and medical care, occupational therapies, personal development and health awareness, working in co-operation with other services. Raises awareness of the needs experienced by vulnerable people to community groups.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure activities, Medical/health, Tenancy support

 
Crisis Sklylight Merseyside

96 Kent Street, Liverpool, North West L1 5BD

0151 218 7000

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm (office hours)
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30am–4:30pm (client-facing hours)
Tuesday: 9:30am–7:30pm (client-facing hours)

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Outreach service that works with homeless and vulnerably-housed people.

Accommodation/housing advice, Art classes, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Education/training, Leisure facilities, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach workers

 
Streetlife

48 Buchanan St, Blackpool, North West FY1 3LQ

01253 294477; 01253 291038 night

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1pm–3:30pm (drop-in)
Tuesday: 1pm–3pm (counselling)
Wednesday & Thursday: 3:30pm–6pm (life skills)
Friday: 9am–4pm (counselling)
Saturday: 2pm–5pm (cook & eat)
Monday–Sunday: 7pm–9am (night shelter, St John's Walk)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1VCKQuH

Day centre and night shelter which is open all year. Shelter and support for young people 16–25.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure activities, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Mental health, Needle exchange, Outreach worker links, Sexual health, Tenancy support

 
The Booth Centre

Manchester Cathedral, Victoria St, Manchester, North West M3 1SX

0161 835 2499

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am–10am (drop-in)
Tuesday & Thursday: 9am–12am (drop-in)

Map   Website: bit.ly/cv8ZI5

An activities- and advice-based day centre which enables homeless people to rebuild their lives. See website for details of all activities.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Leisure activities, Leisure facilities, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

 
The Mustard Tree

110 Oldham Road, Ancoats, Manchester, North West M4 6AG

0161 228 7331

Friday & Saturday: 10am–4pm
Monday–Wednesday: 10am–4pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/3E80Jv

Provides support for homeless and marginalised people across Greater Manchester. They work with those who are facing the greatest barriers to employment, education, good health outcomes, secure housing, social integration and financial integration, by seeking to tackle both the causes and consequences of poverty.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Bedding, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Education/training, Food (free), Leisure activities, Mental health, Music/drama, Tenancy support

 
Access Community Trust

28 Gordon Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, East of England NR32 1NL

01502 527200

Wednesday: 9am–4pm (2pm–4pm – dual diagnosis team drop-in)
Tuesday: 9am–4pm (10am–2pm – Samaritans drop-in)
Saturday & Sunday: 9am–3pm
Monday & Thursday: 9am–8pm
Friday: 9am–4pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/WML36S

Provides support with housing, health, wellbeing and education and employment. Wide range of services.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Leisure activities, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support

 
Prebend Day Centre

12-14 Prebend Street, Bedford, East of England MK40 1QW

01234 365955

Monday–Sunday: 8:30am–12:30am

Map   Website: bit.ly/1WGpekg

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Barber, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Debt advice, Dentist, Drugs workers, Ex-forces, Ex-offenders, Food, Food (free), Foot care, Internet access, Laundry, Legal advice, Leisure activities, Leisure facilities, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Mental health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Sexual health, Tenancy support

 
Crisis Skylight (Edinburgh)

Crichton House, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 8DT

0131 209 7700

Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm
Tuesday: 2pm–4pm (singing & creative writing classes)
Wednesday: 1pm–3pm (music classes)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2smRePd

Helps single homeless people get set up for a more stable and secure future. Learning programme, one-to-one coaching and housing advice. Creative arts and music workshops. Visit the website or phone for more details.

Accommodation/housing advice, Art classes, Education/training, Internet access, Leisure activities, Music/drama

 
Glasgow City Mission

20 Crimea Street, Glasgow, Scotland G2 8PW

0300 123 1110

Monday–Friday: 10am–10pm (evening drop-in 8-10pm)
Monday & Wednesday: 10am–12am (foodbank)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2rlhWZm

Care to vulnerable adults and children by fighting against poverty and disadvantage in Glasgow. We provide a programme of activities that not only supports immediate needs but also looks to address someones situation of poverty and disadvantage.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Benefits advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Legal advice, Leisure facilities, Music/drama, Tenancy support

 
The Salvation Army (Regener8+ Drop In)

25 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1LG

0131 523 1060

Monday–Friday: 9am–12:45am

Map   Website: bit.ly/2cov8mT

Cheap, good quality breakfast & dinner; Crisis Intervention Support workers; Gateway Visiting Support Offices; safe space; games; chaplaincy; various activity groups.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Food, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Leisure facilities, Tenancy support

 
Turning Point Scotland (North East Recovery Hub Edinburgh)

5 Links Place, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 7EZ

0800 652 3757 (9am-5pm)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10am–4pm (drop-in)
Tuesday: 10am–7pm (drop-in)
Friday: 10am–1pm (drop-in)
Monday: 9am–4:45pm (needle exchange)
Tuesday & Thursday: 9am–7:45pm (needle exchange)
Wednesday: 11am–4:45pm (needle exchange)
Friday: 9am–4:15pm (needle exchange)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2qKeiWM

Range of addiction and recovery services open to men and women aged 16 and over who are aware they have a substance misuse problem and would like to start their recovery journey. Phone or drop in for more services information, including Cooking, Art Classes, Gardening, etc. Other venues across Edinburgh available: call freephone number for information.

Alcohol workers, Art classes, Counselling, Drugs workers, Leisure facilities, Medical/health, Needle exchange, Sexual health, Step-free

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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