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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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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 (dates TBC):
January to 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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
St Cuthbert's Centre

The Philbeach Hall, 51 Philbeach Gardens, Earl’s Court, London SW5 9EB

020 7835 1389

Monday–Friday: 10:30am–3:30pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/2lLmy6T

For all vulnerable people in the Earl’s Court area.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Clothing store, Counselling, Food, Internet access, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers

 
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

 
The Connection at St Martin in the Fields

12 Adelaide Street, London WC2N 4HW

020 7766 5544

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am–1pm
Wednesday: 9am–12:30am
Saturday & Sunday: 9am–1pm (invite only)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1umoVvn

Day and night centre, outreach for rough sleepers, skills training and career advice, activity programmes and specialist support for complex needs. For people aged 16+. Visit website to see their wide range of services.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Careers advice, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Foot care, Internet access, Medical/health, Mental health, Music/drama, Outreach workers, Step-free

 
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

 
The Vision Organisation UK

St Silas Community Hall, Penton Street, London N1 9UL

07405200064

Wednesday: 7pm–8pm (Lincoln's Inn Fields: food, drink, personal hygiene goods and offering help)
Thursday: 7pm–9pm (drop-in: free food & drink, clothes, books, TV, cards and the chance to socialise)

Map   Website: bit.ly/2aS9Bau

Art classes, Barber, Careers advice, Clothing store, Food (free), Leisure activities, Step-free

 
West London Day Centre

134-136 Seymour Place, London

020 7569 5900

Monday–Friday: 8:45am–10am (rough sleepers' drop-in)
Monday–Friday: 10am–11:30am (drop-in - hostel residents join)
Monday–Thursday: 11:45am–12:45am (advice - appointments only)
Monday & Thursday: 1:30pm–3:30pm (drop-in for those with tenancies)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1RsGyoM

Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Food, Internet access, Luggage storage, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Tenancy support

 
SIFA Fireside

48-52 Allcock Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B9 4DY

0121 766 1700

Monday–Friday: 9am–1pm (nurses on Tues & Fri; chiropodist on Thurs)

Map   Website: bit.ly/avcZiR

One-to-one help, accommodation and support for people dealing with alcohol issues; counselling; resettlement and tenancy support; training opportunities; help for people on probation. Help with making phone calls to benefit offices, utility companies, job centres, landlords, doctors etc. You can also get help accessing emergency accommodation.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Counselling, Debt advice, Education/training, Food (free), Leisure activities, Medical/health, Outreach workers, 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

 
Doorway

The Studio, 36 The Causeway, Chippenham, South West SN15 3DB

01249 445385

Monday & Thursday: 9:30am–12:30am (drop-in)
Monday: 6pm–7pm (football)

Map   Website: bit.ly/daFI64

Doorway believes that homeless and marginalized individuals are capable of change and will only achieve their full potential when offered a safe, supportive, empowering & non-judgmental environment.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food (free), Internet access, Leisure activities, Mental health, Music/drama, 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

 
Barnabus

45 Bloom Street, Manchester, North West M1 3LY

0161 237 3223

Monday–Friday: 10am–2pm (support office)

Map   Website: bit.ly/IQ6Qns

NB: Drop-in centre closed until Autumn 2015 for building work, but support offices are open and outreach teams are on the streets Monday-Thursday evenings. (Activities are free and a timetable will be available when they reopen.) Opening hours for the drop-in centre to be confirmed. Support workers incl Eastern European language speakers.

Accommodation/housing advice, Art classes, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Debt advice, Dentist, Food, Internet access, Medical/health, Outreach worker links, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

 
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

 
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

 
Barony (Lothian and Borders Office)

101 High Riggs, Tollcross, Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9RP

0345 140 7777

Monday: 2:30pm–4pm (art group)
Tuesday: 10:30am–4pm
Thursday: 3:30pm–7:30pm (drop-in)
Friday: 11am–2pm (women only drop-in)
Sunday: 11am–4pm (drop-in)
Monday: 6:30pm–9pm (art group)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1HH4N2o

Housing and supported accommodation across east and central Scotland for people whose accommodation choices are limited. Support for vulnerable adults, including those with mental health problems and offending backgrounds. Runs three Contact Point day centres for clients with mental health problems in Edinburgh, Kirkcaldy and Buckhaven.

Accommodation/housing advice, Advocacy, Alcohol workers, Art classes, Counselling, Drugs workers, Leisure activities, Mental health, Outreach workers, Tenancy support

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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