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2 / The Pavement, May 2011“Spare the price of a supermarketbrand can of lager, Guv?”


The Pavement, May 2011 / 3www.thepavement.org.ukIssue 61 / London / May 2011Published byThe PavementRegistered Charity Number 1110656PO Box 60385LondonWC1A 9BHTelephone: 020 7833 0050E-mail: office@thepavement.org.ukEditor-in-ChiefRichard BurdettNews EditorAmy HopkinsWeb EditorVal StevensonReportersJohn Ashmore, Lizzie Cernik, Liza EdwardsRebecca Evans, Amy HopkinsTracey Kiddle, Catherine NeilanNicholas Olczak, Jim O’ReillyCarinya Sharples, Katy TaylorRebecca WearnPhotographersRufus Exton, Katie HyamsContributorsSusie Rathie, Toe Slayer, Evelyn WeirCartoonistsNick Baker, Neil Bennett, Cluff, PeteDredge, Kathryn Lamb, Ed McLachlan,Ken Pyne, Steve Way, Mike WilliamsComic ArtistMike DonaldsonPrinted byEvon Print Ltd, West Sussexwww.evonprint.co.ukThe Pavement is written for yourentertainment and information.Whilst every effort is made to ensurethe accuracy of the publication, ThePavement cannot be held responsiblefor the use of the information itpublishes. The contents should not berelied upon as a substitute for medical,legal or professional advice. ThePavement is a forum for discussion, andopinions expressed in the paper are notnecessarily those of The Pavement.The Pavement (print) ISSN 1757-0476The Pavement (Online) ISSN 1757-0484The EditorGuest adviceIn this issue, we’re welcoming a guest columnist, Abe Oudshoorn, anurse working with rough sleepers in London… Ontario, that is.It’s not just that Abe has a lot of health experience and a PhD,though both of these are true. But he has something to say on asubject that’s been more in the news recently: overdoses and avoidingthem. Asking someone from outside the areas of our three editionsalso helps emphasise the universal problems facing people onthe streets. Even if you avoid drugs or try to steer clear of those whouse them, you may come across someone suffering from an overdose,so read what he has to say on page 24. Along with our Top 10 FootcareTips (page 25), it means you’re forewarned and so forearmed!And please, don’t be confused that we’re running the StreetShield competition again. We hope a few more readers will be persuadedto enter. If you’ve any talent (or none) with a pen or pencil,or just enjoy comics, turn to page 22 for the rules of how to enter.Richard BurdettEditoreditor@thepavement.org.uktwitter.com/ThePavementMagNewsContentsPagesThe Westminster ban 4–8Missing People 7Homeless city guide 11News-in-brief 12–20Street LifeStreet Shield – the homeless hero 22–23See the nurse – the health column 24Foot care – the podiatry column 24–25The List (incorporating soup runs) 36–27


4 / The Pavement, May 2011The Westminster banOpposition grows against Westminster City Council’s proposed byelawWestminster City Council’sproposed byelaw banning soupruns and rough sleeping is lookingincreasingly shaky as oppositiongrows, deadlines are delayedand Conservative councillorscome out against the plans.Reported as the policy of a“callous” and “heartless” Torycouncil (the Daily Mail and theMirror, respectively), it seemed thebyelaw was unanimously backedby the Conservative councillors whohold the majority in WestminsterCity Council. However, this doesnot entirely seem to be the case.The Pavement emailed all ofWestminster’s 48 Conservativecouncillors to ask whether theysupport the byelaw, oppose thebyelaw or have not made up theirmind. Three responded: CouncillorPhilippa Roe replied “this is not myportfolio” and suggested speakingto Daniel Astaire; Councillor Michaelsaid “I strongly support the byelaw”;while Councillor Glenys Roberts,a Daily Mail journalist, stated “Ioppose the byelaw, I think this hasto be handled more sensitively.”And it seems that Cllr Robertsis not alone – with reports thatConservative councillor RobertRigby voiced his opposition to thebyelaw on a visit to a soup run. ThePavement also spoke to LabourCouncillor Adam Hug, who said, :“What’s not clear to us is preciselywhat the mood on the Conservativebackbenches is. I think therewill be a lot of concern… thereThere are lots of people who havegenerally held concerns aboutthe issue, and I think probablyyou’ll have to speak to some ofthem to find out what exactly’sgoing on behind closed doors.”The Conservatives have an evenmore high-profile dissenter to add totheir list, too, namely the Mayor ofLondon. Under persistent questioningfrom Liberal Democrat Memberof the Greater London AssemblyMike Tuffrey, Boris Johnson finallyclarified his position at Mayor’sQuestion Time on 23 March, saying:“I do not want to ban soup runs,provided they are part of a strategyto help people off the street”.The 12 Labour councillorsat Westminster City Council,meanwhile, have already comeout in joint opposition, releasinga statement which says: “LabourCouncillors have condemned thishard-hearted and mean-mindedaction at a time of rising unemploymentand increasing homelessnessamongst the most vulnerable.”More protests and directactionInspired by the multi-organisationflashmob demonstrationsand the protest picnic heldoutside Westminster Cathedralon 20 March, campaigners havecontinued to take to the streets.On 2 April, another horizontalflashmob, Everybody Lie Down InWestminster Day, took place onWestminster Cathedral Piazza;while on 14 April, campaignersgathered outside WestminsterCity Hall to take part in the ProtestAgainst Benefits Cuts & Mass FoodGive Away! Plans are also underwayfor events on the day of the councilmeeting and, possibly, to coincidewith the Royal Wedding (tentativelyentitled ‘Let Them Eat Cake’).Online, meanwhile, HenriettaStill and Co from GoldsmithsCollege have produced a short filmentitled the Big Soup Society (onFacebook), while Pavement photographerRufus Exton’s film (www.youtube.com/user/pavementtv)documenting the 20 March protesthas received more than 1,000hits. Over on Twitter, the hashtag#homelessban is focusing support,while anti-byelaw Facebook groupsand pages continue to attract fans.Housing Justice is also stillcalling on Westminster residentsto lobby their local councillors, andasking anyone doing a soup runto sign up to their newly updatedSoup Run Code of Conduct.Finding alternativesAs well as the Soup Run Code ofConduct, other practical alternativesto the byelaw are being put forward.On the Labour Matters website(www.labourmatters.com),Labour councillors have outlineda three-point plan, which they saywould enable soup runs to continue.Suggestions include a system oflicensing/registration and regulation;Council-supported effortsto provide daily building-basedalternatives; and a code of conduct.Alastair Murray, Deputy deputyDirector director of HousingJustice, has called on the councilto make use of the knowledge andexperience of soup run volunteers,and widen building-based provision,saying: “All More hostels inWestminster could be opening upspace in the evening, and they couldbe more supportive of the ideaof indoor drop-in services open inthe evening and at the weekend.“If we can work out a timetableof doing that and really encouragesoup runs to look at movingsomewhere indoors in their localarea in or Westminster, then I think


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The Pavement, May 2011 / 7it would be very difficult for Westminsterto say ‘well, we’re going toban soup runs anyway’. BecauseWwe have to show some kind ofwilling and make an effort to do ittogether and improve services, andthat has to be the way forward.”Westminster City Council haseven showed signs of softeningtheir approach, increasinglyreferring to a preference for anon-legislative approach andproposing in a press release dated29 March to “meet with interestedparties in the coming weeks totry and reach a solution beforeresorting to formal legal action”.Rough sleeping banproposal could bedroppedAs it stands, the byelaw wouldcriminalise rough sleepers and thosedistributing free refreshments in adesignated area around WestminsterCathedral. However, there aresuggestions that the council couldbe planning to remove the clauserelating to lying down, sleeping ordepositing bedding on the street.Mr Murray reported: “Theyare saying ... that they would bewilling to meet and explore anon-legislative solution, but theyseem to me to be fairly sure to begoing ahead – at least with theanti-soup run bit. I think they’regoing to drop the proposal to fightban rough sleeperssleeping.“I’ve heard this from a coupleof different sources, . but I thinkthey’ve realised they’ve theyhave got no support whatsoeverfor that from any organisation...they don’t have support, fromanybody in the field, so they’relooking likeit looks as if they’re onpretty dodgy ground with that.”Cllr Hug echoed this, saying:“My impression is that they maybe more willing to move on roughsleeping because of the overwhelmingopposition, . I meanoObviously there clearly has beenmajority opposition to the souprun ban, but it’s [the rough sleepingban] is not quite clear cut.”Delays and doubts on thefinal decisionWestminster City Council iscurrently compiling some 500responses that it received duringthe consultation, which endedon 25 March. A summary ofthe consultation will be madepublic in due course, althoughwhen is not yet known.After the consultation documenthas been prepared, it will be up toWestminster City Council to decidewhether or not to push ahead withthe byelaw. And if it does, there’slittle chance of it being takendown by Labour, predicts Cllr Hug:“My understanding is that it willgo to full council. Although if I’mabsolutely honest, iIf it goes to fullcouncil ... , it will go through irrespectiveof what I say or what my colleaguessay ... Certainly, in my time– (and I’ve only been on the councilfor a year ),– I’ve never seen a vote.”The decisive council meetingwas expected to take place on 4May. However, this now seemsto have now been delayed. MrMurray wrote to Councillor DanielAstaire, cabinet member for society,families and adult services, offeringto meet to help find a non-legislativesolution. In response, said MrMurray, “he [Cllr Astaire] told methey aren’t going to be votingon it on the 4th of May [but] , it’snot going to be included in thecouncil meeting then, and thathe would be keen to meet.”The Pavement contacted theWestminster City Council pressoffice for confirmation, but onasking when the decision would bemade the spokesperson replied:“Are you talking about... I sawPeter SchofieldAge at disappearance: 70Peter has been missingfrom Harlow, Essex,since 14 May 2010. Hiscurrent whereabouts areunknown.There is great concernfor Peter as hisdisappearance is out ofcharacter. He is urgedto call our confidentialservice Message Home onFreefone 0800 700 740for advice and support.Peter is 5ft 7in tall, of slimbuild with brown eyes andshort dark brown hair.When last seen he waswearing a round neck T-shirt and blue trousers.If you’ve seen Peterplease call the 24-hourconfidential charityMissing People onFreefone 0500 700 700Email: seensomeone@missingpeople.org.uk


8 / The Pavement, May 2011something on Twitter from HousingJustice. Iis that what you’re referringto?” and She said she didn’tbelieve there was a council meetingon 4 May (there is), and that nofurther details are yet available.Looking back to a WestminsterCity Council press release from 28February, however, the process isclearer: “Depending on the results[of the consultation, ], it [thecouncil] will then to seek provisionalpermission from the Departmentfor Communities and Local Government[DCLG] to pass a byelawbefore taking it to a meeting ofthe full council in the summer.“If approved, the byelaw couldbe in place by October. Vulnerableindividuals will not be enforcedagainst, and all individuals willbe asked to leave the area beforebeing subjected to any enforcement.”The next meeting of the fullcouncil after 4 May is on 20 July atCouncil House, Marylebone Road.The Public Law Project (PLP), a legalcharity concerned with access tojustice for disadvantaged groups,is advising campaigners on thepossibility of legal challenge tothe passing of the byelaw. PLPsolicitor Jo Hickman confirmedthat PLP had concerns as to thelawfulness of Westminster’sproposals and would be pleased tooffer campaigners legal support.Ms Hickman told The Pavement,“This unprecedentedproposal seeks to criminalise actsof charity. If that were not badenough, the proposed byelaw is sowidely drafted it also criminalisesa host of other entirely innocentactivities. Councils are not lawfullyempowered to pass byelaws thatare oppressive, and as such weconsider there may be grounds toseek judicial review of any decisionto implement this proposal.”We asked DCLG for their standon the byelaw, but wasere justsent their previously releasedstatement: “Local homelesscharities and Westminster Councilbelieve that food handouts actuallyencourage people to sleeprough in central London, withall the dangers that entails.“There is no need for anyoneto sleep rough in Westminsteras there are a range of servicesthat can help the vulnerable offthe streets, and assist them makethe first steps towards gettingtheir lives back on track.”Asked about the process forpassing the byelaw, the spokesmanreplied, “If the byelaw wereto be passed by the council, itwould require DCLG Secretaryof State’s confirmation before itcould take effect. -B but we arestill some way off that stage,if things ever get there.”Carinya Sharples


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12 / The Pavement, May 2011News in briefThe homeless news from across the WorldWedding inviteA former homeless woman willrub shoulders with world leadersand a host of big-name celebritieswhen she attends the royalwedding at the end of April. PrinceWilliam first met 20-year-oldShozna last summer at a charitygala. She told the audience abouther difficulties living in homelessshelters after she had a stroke,went through a major heart operationand ended up spending twomonths in hospital. At the end ofher speech, William reportedlycame up to congratulate her on herperformance and give her a hug.The prince is a patron of theCentrepoint charity, where Shoznawas initially housed after becominghomeless, and where she wasoffered CV advice and the servicesof a mentor. She recently foundaccommodation in a council flatand is looking for work in highstreet clothes shops. She will,unfortunately, be unable to pursueher original dream of becominga hairdresser because the strokeleft her without full use of her righthand. She will be joined at thewedding by Centrepoint’s chiefexecutive, Seyi Obakin, and his wife.Shozna, whose full name issecret to protect her identity,expressed her gratitude toWilliam: “I want to say to PrinceWilliam: ‘Congratulations. Thankyou for inviting me and thankyou for making people feellike they are part of the worldinstead of being alone’.”John AshmoreLondon hub success fornew rough sleepersMayor of London’s new homelessHub saw more than 40 referralsin the weeks following its launchon 1 April, organisers have said.The No Second Night Out(NSNO) scheme, which operates a24-hour Hub aimed at helping therecently homeless off the streets asquickly as possible, says that round40 new people are seen sleepingrough in London each week.“Currently, around half of allnew rough sleepers go on to havea second (or third or fourth) nighton the streets,” NSNO say on theirwebsite, which focuses on reconnectionas a major part of itsbid to make sure people are notforced to return to the streets.Petra Salva, director of NSNO,stressed that it was people whohad recently become homelessthat would be referred to the Hub,rather than known rough sleepers.Speaking to The Pavementon 18 April, Salva said: “We haveseen over 40 people so far, includingwomen and people from theEuropean Economic Union.“People are brought into thehub by outreach workers whohave made contact with them onthe street,” she explained. Oncereferred, it has taken two to threedays to find a solution or offerfor most people, added Salva.“This has included reconnectionto home areas where we have helpedpeople access supported housingplacements, hostel accommodationand reconnection to family,”she said. “Some people have alsoreceived hospital treatment forphysical or mental health concerns.”Each case is followed up a week,a month and three months afterthey have left the Hub, which runfrom the same building as theMargery Street rolling shelter.The NSNO scheme is part ofBoris Johnson’s wider plan to endrough sleeping in the capital by theend of 2012 – and £710,000 wascommitted to the six-month pilotscheme in December last year.It opened on 1 April buta second, formal launch willhappen in early May, said Salva.The Pavement spoke to Salvajust before the Hub first opened,when she stressed that the servicewasn’t about enforcement.Instead, new rough sleeperscan be referred though a numberof different channels, includinga helpline that NSNO will soonpublicise across London. Anoutreach team will then assessany referrals to see if they qualifyfor support from the Hub.NSNO said that it would alsobe “working closely” with the UKBorder Agency (UKBA) but told ThePavement that no police or UKBAofficials would be based at the Hub.According to the NSNO website:“The preferred approach of localauthorities is to assist EEA roughsleepers to return home voluntarilyand a dedicated outreachteam exists for this purpose,but where this offer is refused,the UK Border Agency may takeremoval action as a last resort.”Addressing fears that fundsmight be siphoned from otherschemes to support the Hub, NSNOsaid: “Other projects to tackle longtermrough sleeping or to reducethe number of people who returnto rough sleeping after previouslyleaving it behind are ongoing andnot affected by this new pilot.”


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The Pavement, May 2011 / 15Visit www.nosecondnightout.org.ukfor moreinformation on the Hub.Garnet Roach• Of course, with a new serviceit’s hard to find the other side ofthe story, so any individuals ororganisations who have experienceof NSNO or the hub, please get intouch – anonymously if preferred– at news@thepavement.org.ukWindfall for man outsidecasinoMario Balotelli, a player forManchester City football club, isthought to have given a roughsleeper £1,000 cash after awinning night in a casino.The star striker, who earns£100,000 a week, is reportedto often give cash to homelesspeople around Manchester, butin mid-April it’s said he gavea large bundle of notes afterwinning thousands in a casino.A ‘source’ told the Sun: “Mariois really generous. He always hands£20 notes to the Big Issue boyswithout even taking the magazine.There’s a guy he always seesaround town with ginger dreadlocksand a beard. He carries hispossessions in two carrier bags.He was outside the club in theearly hours, so Mario handed hima wad of notes after his big win.”The paper doesn’t look at thesecurity risks to an individual ofcarrying such a large amount ofcash, nor at the dangers it couldhave for someone who was adrinker or drug user. What theydo want to know is “do you knowthe tramp who got the cash? Callthe Sun on 020 7782 4035.”StaffHomeless men paid forbeatingsRough sleepers are accepting cashto be videoed being beaten.There is an increasing number ofreports in the American press abouthomeless men accepting moneyfrom websites that show semi-cladwomen brutally striking men.The rough sleepers are reportedlypaid $50 for their pains. Peoplewho watch the videos online pay upto $900 for the perverse footage.Californian newspaper the StPetersburg Times reports that onerough sleeper, George Grayson“followed the recruiters to a StPetersburg townhouse on sevendifferent occasions over the lastfew months, he said, and let fivedifferent women use his bodyand face as a punching bag.”They interviewed a local advocate,who claim he has interviewedand photographs several menwith similar stories and injuries.The website, www.shefights.net, shows films of around 12minutes long of sustained andcontinued beatings of men bywomen. Owner Jeff Williamsdefends the beatings as consensualand is quoted as saying:“These men are crack addicts andwill say anything for money.”Since the beatings werereported, the St Petersburg Timessaid a law firm has offered tofile a suit on behalf of the menagainst the website and thewomen taking part in the films.Rebecca WearnCardiff centre closed dueto bomb threatA homeless centre in Cardiffwas evacuated and searchedby police on 29 March aftera threatening phone call wasreceived relating to the building.Police were called to theHuggard Centre, a day centreand emergency sleeping unit inthe city centre, after a man madethreats related to the centre.Speaking at the time of theincident, the Centre’s chief executiveRichard Edwards said that theman had reported there was abomb in the building and the policehad been called in as a precaution.The police escorted theclients and staff to safety, andcordoned off the building whilethey conducted a search. A 19-year-old man was arrested formalicious communications nearthe centre, the police reported.Edwards said he understoodthat the man was a resident ofthe council-run Tresillian HouseHostel, an organisation whichis temporarily sharing a buildingwith the Huggard Centre.Edwards said that this wasthe first time that the centre hadreceived this kind of security threat,but that they did have evacuationprocedures. In conjunction with theCouncil, they also had emergencyplanning procedures to respond toevents that meant they could notaccess the building for any lengthof time. In this case, the CardiffCentral Library and the Star LeisureCentre helped to accommodatethe Huggard Centre’s clients.Edwards said that the safetyof the clients was foremost in thecentre’s response to the incident.“I am unaware whether therewas any real risk to users of thecentre,” Edwards said. “However,we work with highly vulnerableindividuals, and the safety ofresidents and users of the centrewas paramount at all times. Everymeasure was taken to securetheir immediate and ongoingsafety throughout this incident.”Nicholas Olczak


16 / The Pavement, May 2011Hope for the worldA Muslim cleric has urged hisreligious followers to supporta Christian-based homelesscentre in Nottingham.Imam Dr Musharraf Hussainal-Azhari said the work done byEmmanuel House would “pleaseevery person who has a love forhumanity”. He added: “It will absolutelyplease God, please Christ andplease the Prophet Mohammed.”The independent city centrecharity, which costs £300,000 ayear to run, faces an uncertainfuture after losing £183,000 ofcore annual funding throughcouncil cuts in April. Few Muslimscurrently use the charity’s facilities,but Dr Hussainsaid Christiansand Muslims alikeshould embrace theaims of EmmanuelHouse. “Muslimshave an obligationto helpand serve suchpeople,” he said.EmmanuelHouse’s RuthShelton saidthey had alreadyraised morethan £47,000in donationsand that thecentre’s financialdifficultieshad broughtout the bestin people.She said:“It’s shownhow muchgoodnessthere is inthe community.Everyday, therecomes anelderlyladywith ajar of 2p pieces or a businessmanbrings in a cheque for £1,000.“It’s not just about themoney. It’s about the supportand the affection.”Rebecca EvansiHobo returnsA new version of the controversialiPhone app that allows users to carefor a “virtual homeless person” hasbeen released by charity Depaul UK.iHobo, which can be downloadedfree by iPhone users, wasoriginally launched to some criticismin May 2010 but has gone onto win a number of awards, as wellas becoming the mostpopular charity app in the UK. Ithas been downloaded more than600,000 times since it was releasedlast year, raising £13,000 throughdonations from 5,000 users.However, critics have voicedconcerns that iHobo stereotypesyoung homeless people.But Rachel Slade from thecharity said: “The idea is to givepeople an insight into what lifecould be like for a young homelessperson and engage them withthe issue of homelessness in acompletely new way. Many peoplehave said that the app has madethem think about homelessnessfor the first time, and change theirstereotypes and perceptions.“We understand that the appwas controversial. However, we tooka risk with it. We needed it to standout in an over saturatedmarket, ignite conversationsand engage people.”iPhone users that installthe iHobo application ontheir phones must spendthree days caring for ayoung homeless person,offering food, money oremotional support.Paul Marriott, chiefexecutive of Depaul UK, saidthe app aimed to increaseawareness of youth homelessnessand attract new donors.“The future for young peopleis worrying at the moment, especiallyfor the most vulnerableand disadvantaged,” he said.“There is a real fear thatyoung people sleeping on thestreets will increase over thenext five years, and we hope thisapp will help us communicatethe severity of this issue to thegeneral public,” added Marriott.Garnet Roach


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d’un groupe, il est possible de conclure qu’il y a endoctrinement et manipulationsuggestive, même s’il n’est pas facile de le prouver concrètement au moyend’exemples précis. L’examen de groupements douteux en fonction de ces caractéristiquespermet de renoncer à leur étiquetage au moyen de termes tels que «secte»,«communauté d’esprit», «nouveau culte religieux», «mouvement d’inspiration extrême-orientale»,«organisation occulte», etc., ce qui, par conséquent, permet égalementde renoncer à la définition de ces termes.Ceci vaut également pour les termes plus généraux tels que «communauté religieuse»ou «Eglise» que certains groupements utilisent afin de ne pas être étiquetésen tant que «secte» et ainsi prêter le flanc à la critique. A l’inverse, certaines Eglisespeuvent présenter des traits sectaires. De l’avis des personnes entendues, une approchequi se réfère aux caractéristiques structurelles et méthodiques présentéesn’affecte pas la liberté de conscience et de croyance garantie par la Constitution.Ainsi, l’Etat sort de la ligne de mire de la critique: il ne juge ni ne condamne lesconceptions de l’univers et les idées de groupes.Toutefois, les structures, les méthodes et les contenus ne peuvent pas toujours êtreclairement séparés les uns des autres. Il n’est pas possible de renoncer à conduireune réflexion au sujet du contenu et de l’idéologie lorsque l’idéologie – toujoursbasée sur une vision de l’homme – constitue une partie de la méthode. Lorsque cetteidéologie est raciste ou fasciste et qu’elle est ouvertement propagée, les bases légalesactuelles (art. 261 bis Code pénal: «Discrimination raciale») permettent déjà d’intervenir(ce qui n’est pas le cas lorsqu’elles sont propagées dans des cercles fermés etprivés, ce qui démontre l’importance et la nécessité de l’information). Les tendancesracistes ou antisémites, ou encore d’extrême droite ou fascistoïdes, peuvent prendredifférentes formes 22 :– mouvements ou publications exprimant ouvertement des opinions racistes,antisémites ou négationnistes.– doctrines s’appuyant sans recul sur des courants de pensée racistes ou antisémitesplus anciens et parfois inhérents à la mentalité d’une époque donnée(elles sont plus dangereuses, mais il est plus difficile de les mettre en évidence).Il est indispensable ici que les tenants d’une telle doctrine soumettentla tradition de pensée concernée à un réexamen critique, qu’ils prennentleurs distances avec les éléments racistes que la doctrine propagée peutavoir, et qu’il soit procédé le cas échéant à leur réinterprétation religieuse outhéologique.– doctrines antidémocratiques remettant en cause les valeurs humanistes etégalitaires qui fondent notre société.En outre, une séparation nette n’est pas possible non plus dans les cas où une méthodeportant atteinte aux droits fondamentaux est un produit ou un prolongementde l’idéologie. C’est le cas notamment lorsque la critique interne (du contenu ou del’idéologie) du groupe est interprétée comme étant une «tentation de Satan» ou imputéeà un manque de loyauté du membre envers sa communauté et qu’elle est(parfois) sanctionnée par des «comités de justice» internes.En ce qui concerne l’exploitation sexuelle également, elle peut trouver ses racinesdans les structures internes du groupe, dans l’obéissance et la soumission. Mais ellepeut également être justifiée pour des raisons idéologiques, notamment lorsqu’elle22 Cf. différents textes in Tangram, n o 6.9205


The Pavement, May 2011 / 19Bradford deathBradford police are hoping thatDNA profiling can help identifyhuman remains found in a tentclose to the town centre at thebeginning of last month, asreported in the April edition ofThe Pavement. After appealingfor information from thepublic, police received ‘dozens’ ofpotential names from membersof the public, but are yet tomake a positive identification.The body is believed to be thatof a rough sleeper, though theremains were such that police havebeen unable to tell whether thevictim was even male or female– and it is thought that they bodyhad lain dead since last summer.The tent was in undergrowthset back from the main road,and was out of public view.The bones have now been sentto a forensic laboratory, in the hopeof making a DNA match. DetectiveInspector Mark Long, of BradfordSouth CID, who is leading the investigationinto the discovery of thebody, said, “The bones have beensent to our forensic laboratory to tryto establish who the person is. Theprocess will take about a month,but we are hoping the scientists willbe able to get a DNA profile, so wecan put a name to the remains. Thedeath is being treated as non-suspicious,so the main thrust of ourinquiry is to identify who the personis. There is nothing to suggest therehas been any criminal offence.”James O’Reilly• Anyone with informationshould call Bradford South CID on0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers,in confidence, on 0800 555111.A new guide bookAn ex-rough sleeper has publisheda book – ‘The Girl’s Guideto Homelessness’ – about herexperiences that she hopes willdemonstrate that homelessnesscan happen to anyone.In February 2009, Brianna Karpfound herself out on the streets. Sheconsidered herself a typical youngwoman from Orange County, SouthCarolina. She had worked hard andachieved well at school, and founddecent work and independence.She had a complicated life at home,with one parent suffering withmental health problems, and lowincome meant she’d had to work tosupport siblings from a young age,but Karp did not feel this has negativelyaffected her own mindset.But when her company laidoff more than half of its staffand her benefit payments meantshe had to give up her own homeand return to her parents, shelost everything. And finally, whenher parent attacked her, she wasevicted from her refuge. Feelingthat her friends had too many oftheir own problems to support heras well, Karp resolve to strike out onher own, to take the streets on andsurvive, with just $300 to her name.In the global recession, oneper cent of US citizens (around670,000 people in 2009) haveexperienced homelessness, andthe majority of them are families.Karp is by no means the first roughsleeper to put pen to paper, but shehopes to smash the stereotypesof rough sleeping with her book.Her blog states: “I am an educatedwoman with stable employmentand residence history. I have neverdone drugs. I am not mentally ill.I am a career executive assistant– coherent, opinionated, poised,and capable. If you saw me walkingdown the street, you wouldn’thave assumed that I lived in aparking lot. In short, I was just likeyou – except without the convenienceof a permanent address.”Although critics have praisedher work as a tale of triumph overadversity, Karp sees it as more ofan exercise in urging the public torethink their views on homelessness.Her work began life as an onlineblog that detailed the day-to-daychallenges she faced when seekingwork and a new life with neithera home nor a permanent base.The book will be released on 26April 2011 in the United States.Rebecca WearnLove thy neighbour?A vicar who stabbed and pouredboiling water over a homelessman sheltering outside his churchhas been jailed for seven years.Reverend Friday Archy, 51,attacked Ben Donetus, 25, topunish him for been a sinfulhomeless person, a court heard.Before stabbing his victim in theneck, armpit and chest, Archyscreamed: “I told you to go, ifyou stay here you will die.”Mr Donetus was left withsevere burns, four stab woundsand a collapsed lung.Archy, a vicar at Christ-ChoosingChurch of God, in Peckham, southeastLondon, was jailed after beingfound guilty of inflicting grievousbodily harm with intent following atrial at Inner London Crown Court,Southwark. Donetus, who had beensleeping rough for two years, hadbeen sheltering by the church foraround two months with two others.Describing the attack in May lastyear, he said: “I remember wakingup, feeling wet. I felt my back and itwas wet. I could feel it was also hot.“I turned over and saw thereverend standing over me withan electric kettle in his left hand.“He was shouting: ‘Get out,get out’. I tried to get up, butthe reverend pushed me to theground. As I fell I saw he had asilver knife in his right hand. Iturned away to protect myself,then felt myself being stabbed. Icould see the reverend was stand-


20 / The Pavement, May 2011ing over me, stabbing at me.“He was shouting: ‘I told you togo, if you stay here you will die’.“I was really frightened he wasgoing to kill me. I yelled for help.”Rebecca EvansLA encampment clearedThe clearing of a homeless ‘encampment’in Los Angeles two weeks agoonce again illustrates the scale ofthe homelessness problem in theUnited States. Since October of lastyear, the Los Angeles city authoritieshave been clearing areas wherelarge numbers of rough sleepers hadbegun to congregate. Twenty peoplewere removed from a camp underneatha motorway bridge in lastDecember after the local authoritiessaid their living conditions hadbecome a health and safety concern.In 2009, the last time the USGovernment’s Annual HomelessAssessment Report was published,the number of rough sleepers wasestimated to be around 700,000on any given night. Among thatfigure were 124,000 peopledescribed as “chronic homeless”.Another striking statistic wasthat one fifth of all rough sleepers inthe United States in 2008 could befound in Los Angeles, New York andDetroit. The scale of the encampmentsin Los Angeles gives someidea of the number of rough sleepersin that city, the largest by populationin the US. A December report in theLos Angeles Times said there werearound 48,000 homeless people inthe city. By comparison, the UK’sDepartment for Communities andLocal Government estimated thatthere were 1,247 rough sleepersin the whole of Britain in 2010.Although there is considerabledisagreement on who is andis not considered ‘homeless’, andestimates vary from organisationto organisation, it is clear that asignificantly higher proportion ofAmericans are sleeping rough thanhere in the UK. The problem in theUS has been made worse sincethe financial crisis, with a rise inunemployment and a lot of peopleunable to afford their mortgagerepayments. In the first six monthsof last year, for example, 1.9 millionhomes in the US were put up forsale because their occupants couldno longer afford their repayments.California is among the stateswith the highest rate of ‘foreclosure’of houses – and one of thehighest rates of homelessness.John AshmoreSquatting lawOn 7 March, a group of MPssubmitted a motion that proposescriminalising squatting.The proposal was spearheadedby the ConservativeMP for Hove, Mike Weatherley,and backed by 22 MPs (20 ofwhom are also Conservative).It’s the latest step in a growingcampaign against squatting.According to the Telegraph, JusticeSecretary Kenneth Clarke hasmade changing the law a priority.In December, Housing MinisterGrant Schapps issued guidelinesto property owners advisingthem what action they can takeagainst squatters (as covered inThe Pavement, December 2010)The law in England permitssquatters to enter an empty orabandoned property without theowner’s consent, as long as theydon’t cause damage, use utilities(such as electricity or gas) orcommit any criminal offences whenentering or staying. Owners mustcontact go through the civil courtsto have the squatters evicted.Under the new law, squattingwill be a criminal rather than civiloffence, giving police the powerto gain entry to the property byforce and arrest squatters.Squatting is already illegal inScotland, where arrested squatterscan face a maximum fineof £200, or 21 days’ imprisonmentif the fine is not paid.An unusual amendmentwas added to the motion byConservative MP Robert Halfonon 14 March, reading: “at endadd ‘with the exception ofthe squat in the house of Saifal-Gaddafi in North London’”.The motion was debated inWestminster Hall on 30 March.Crispin Blunt, the ParliamentaryUnder Secretary of State (Prisonsand Probation) said a public consultationwould be carried out and suggestedpossible amendments to thelaw, such as giving owners of commercialproperty the same rightsas residential property owners,i.e. making it legal for squattersto break into their property.The Pavement will followdevelopments regarding theproposed changes, includingthe announcement of when thepublic consultation will begin.According to the Evening Standard,this is expected to be afterthe local elections in May.Carinya SharplesGuilty in St HelensA 25-year-old man has pleadednot guilty to murdering a roughsleeper in St Helens, near Liverpool,in late January this year, reports theLiverpool Echo. Darren Bolger wasfound collapsed in an alley off oneof the main streets in the town, andhad suffered severe head injuries.Doctors tried to save Darren, 40,but he was pronounced dead laterthat evening. Stephen Thompsonappeared by video link at LiverpoolCrown Court to plead not guilty andwill remain in police custody untilhis trial begins at the start of June.John Ashmore


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The Pavement, May 2011 / 25arrested on the basis of outstandingwarrants and what is in the roomwhen they called because of anoverdose. Having more people withyou means that you can clean upwhile one person is breathing foryour unconscious friend. In Vancouver,Canada, there is an agreementthat police do not respondto 999 calls for an overdose. Wehope to be able to do the same.The last thing to think aboutin terms of preventing deathsfrom overdose, is Naloxone, whichparamedics carry. It only worksfor a bit, so the person still has togo to the hospital, but it will allowthem to wake up and breathe. Insome cities in the United States,they are working hard to makesure Naloxone is available to morepeople than just paramedics. Youcan only get it through a prescription,and you need to know how toinject it, but it is being given out aspart of some needle exchange programs.This is an idea that has beenshown to work, and could be usefulin both the UK and Canada as well.So, if you are going to use, makesure you use safely and know whatto do in the case of an overdose.Abe OudshoornAbe Oudshorn teaches Nursing atThe University of Western Ontario,and is a former street nurse at theLondon InterCommunity HealthCentre in London, Canada.Top 10 footcare tipsTen things to do this springfor healthier summer feetNow that the sun is starting toshine a little, it’s time to thinkabout keeping our feet sweet forsummer. Here are the Top 10 tipsfor keeping them well and healthy.One Take a few minutesto look at the skin. Your feet areoften neglected and stuck in thicksocks and heavy boots in winter,so it is time now to examine thesoles of your feet and take a goodlook between your toes. Checkfor cracks or splits, or scaly rashesthat could be a fungal infectionor dermatitis. Look for blisters,lumps, bumps, warty-like structures(which could be verrucæ)or strange-looking moles, and ifanything concerns you, get advicefrom a podiatrist, doctor or nurse.Two If your nails seemthickened, yellow or crumbly, youmay have a fungal infection. Cutyour nails straight across as short asyou can, and don’t poke down thesides of your nails or pick at them,as this could introduce infection.Three Think about yourfootwear. UK summers are rarelyheat waves, so don’t get rid of theboots just yet – it still gets cold atnight. If you spend a lot of timewalking on pavements, you’ll needa warm, sturdy pair to get youthrough most of the summer. Tryto find second-hand, lightweightwalking boots made of a breathablematerial. Trainers are fine, butsometimes the synthetic materialin the lining can make your feetsweat excessively. Sandals rarelyoffer enough support or protection.Four Swap your thick wintersocks for several pairs of lightercotton ones, if you can, and rotatethem. If possible, don’t go withoutsocks: the friction between theinside of the shoe and the skinon your foot can lead to blistersor wounds on your feet, andthese can lead to infection.Five Air your feet. When itis safe to do so, and if you haveno open wounds on your feet, gobarefoot for a while. Give yourfeet a chance to stretch andbreathe after the winter months.If you can get down to your feet,rub the soles with your thumbsto get the circulation going.Six Avoid infections. Communalfloor surfaces like dormitoriesor shower rooms are a great placefor them to lurk. If you can, wearsomething on your feet when youshower – even socks will give someprotection. Remove them afterwards,and wash and dry them thoroughly.If you get an offer of a goodpair of second-hand shoes, air themfor a day or so before wearing them.Seven If you smoke, think aboutstopping. Not easy, but as well asall the other benefits, stoppingsmoking could have a huge impacton your foot health. Smokingaffects the small vessel circulationin the feet and legs, and as such isdamaging to your lower limb health.Eight Some prescription andstreet drugs threaten the healthand wellbeing of your feet. Alcoholin large quantities over long periodsof time may affect the sensationin your legs and feet, and somedrugs can influence the circulationto the lower limbs. Be careful,and try to drink moderately.Nine Think about your generalhealth. Conditions such as diabetes,arthritis and neurological conditionssuch as stroke can play a partin putting your feet at risk. If youhave diabetes, or think you mighthave (you may be drinking andpeeing a lot, small wounds may beslow to heal…), get checked out.Ten Use them. Walking isgreat for body and soul, so getthose feet moving. Walking helpspump blood around the body andkeeps the important lower limbmuscles moving. It’s free, it’s goodfor you, and it’s the season to do it!Evelyn WeirLecturer in podiatryQueen Margaret UniversityEdinburgh


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The Pavement, May 2011 / 27HospitalsBlue Cross Victoria, 1 – 5Hugh Street, SW1V 1QQ020 7932 2370Blue Cross Hammersmith, ArgylePlace, King Street,W6 0RQ020 8748 1400Blue Cross Merton, 88 – 92Merton High Street, SW19 1BD020 8254 1400Maytree Respite Centre72 Moray Road, N4 3LG020 7263 7070One-off four night stay forthose in suicidal crisisTelephone first - not adrop in serviceMHCentral London Samaritans46 Marshall Street, W1F 9BF020 7734 2800Daily (face-to-face at office):9am-9pm; Helpline 24 hoursConfidential, non-judgementalemotional support for those experiencingdistress or despair, includingthose which could lead to suicidewww.samaritans.org/clsC, MHQuaker Mobile LibraryEvery second Mon at either:10.45am Webber Street or 1045amDeptford Churches Centre. Thismeans that each Webber Streetand Deptford each receive onevisit per month; every secondMon, 1130am at Manna Centre,Bermondsey (every fortnight); Everyother Tue: 7pm, Lincoln’s Inn Fields;Sat: 9.45am, The Connection atSt Martins; 11am, The PassageTELEPHONE SERVICESCommunity Legal Advice0845 345 4 345Nationwidewww.communitylegaladvice.org.ukMon–Fri: 9am–8pm;Sat: 9am–12:30pmFree, confidential service, offeringspecialist advice on housing,benefits, tax credits, debt etc.AD, BA, DA, HDomestic Violence Helpline0808 2000 247Eaves020 7735 2062Helps victims of traffickingfor prostitutionFrank0800 776 600Free 24-hr drug helplineGet Connected0808 808 4994For young people (1pm–7pm daily)Jobcentre PlusTo make a claim0800 055 6688For queries about existing claimsfor Income Support, JobseekersAllowance or Incapacity Benefit0845 377 6001For Social Fund enquiries0845 608 8661For the Pensions Service0845 60 60 265London Street Rescue0870 383 3333Rough sleeper’s hot-lineMessage Home Helpline0800 700 740, 24 hrs dailyNational Debtline0808 808 4000Poppy020 7840 7141Helps women who have beentrafficked for sexual exploitationRunaway Helpline0808 800 7070For under-18s who have left homeThe Samaritans08457 90 9090SANEline6 – 11pm0845 767 8000Out-of-hours helpline for thoseaffected by mental healthShelter0808 800 4444Housing advice, 8am–8pm dailyStonewall Housing advice lineAdvice for Lesbian and Gay men020 7359 5767(Mon, Thu, Fri 10am –1pm;Tue & Wed 2 – 5pm)Survivors UKMon, Tue & Thur: 7-10pm020 7404 6234Helpline for men who havebeen sexually assualted atany time in their livesUK Human Trafficking Centre0114 252 3891WEBSITESHomeless London Directory (RIS)Updated at least annuallywww.homelesslondon.orgThe Pavement onlineRegularly updated onlineversion of The List.www.thepavement.org.uk/services.htmProud to be madA campaigning site forthose with mental illnesswww.proudtobemad.co.ukSock BookAn ‘e-shelter’, with a largedirectory of services.sockbook.referata.comSoup Run ForumFor those using or runningsoup runs, or just concernedwith their work. Comments anddetails on future meetings.www.souprunforum.org.ukStonewall HousingAddresses the housing needs of lesbiansand gay men. Provides temporary,supported housing for 16 – 25years old lesbians and gay men.www.stonewallhousing.orgStreetmateAn independent site with substantialinformation on housing,working and learning, built forthose homeless who use theinternet and want to do-it-themselvesas much as possible.www.streetmate.org


28 / The Pavement, May 2011sausage rolls from the van downbehind the Festival Hall or onSouthwark Bridge Road – from5am (it’s white with ‘Silver LadyFund’ written on the side).Simon CommunityTea Run: Sun & Mon (6–9.30am):St Pancras Church 6.30am; MilfordLane 6.45am; Strand 7am; SouthamptonRoad 7.30am; Army andNavy 8am; Grosvenor Gardens8.30am; Marble Arch (Sunday) 9amSoup Run: Wed & Thurs (8pm–10.30pm): St Pancras Church8.15pm; Hinde Street 8.45pm;Maltravers Street 9.15pm; Waterloo9.45pm; Army and Navy 10.15pmStreet Café: St Giles-in-the-Fields,St Giles High Street, WC2 (nextto Denmark Street) – Sat (2– 4pm) & Sun (1.15–3.15pm)PSt Andrew’s Church10 St Andrew’s RoadFulham, W14 9SXSat: 11.30am-1.30pmHot food and sandwichesSt Ignatius ChurchLincoln’s Inn FieldsSat: 8.30–9.15pmSt John’s EalingMattock Lane, W13 9LA020 8566 3507Sat & Sun: 3.30–5pmAlso: Advice service Thur& Fri 10am-4pm – EalingChurches workersSt John the Evangelist39 Duncan Terrace, N1 8AL020 7226 3277Tues–Sat: 12.30pm–1.30pmSt Monica’s ChurchTemple StationFirst, third and fourh Tueof the month: 8.30pmSt Thomas of CanterburyLincoln’s Inn FieldsEvery second Wed: 9pmSandwiches, drinks, cake and clothesSt Vincent De PaulLincoln’s Inn FieldsTue & Thu: 7.30pmSteps of FaithVictoria area, Thurs: 8–10pmWalking around with soup, drinks,snacks and some clothingStreetlytesMon: From 6.30pm, a sit down mealat Chelsea Methodist Church, 155aKing’s Road, SW3 5TX; Tue: 6-9pm,King George’s hostel, Victoria;Every other Saturday: day/eveningdrop in, King George Hostel – Hottea/coffee, hot meal, sandwiches,fruit, clothing, hygiene kits andreferral to a rent deposit schemewww.streetlytes.orgStreet SoulsThird Fri of the month: 8pmonwards, Ashley Place, near WestminsterCathedral.Soup, drinks, sandwiches & cakes.Also have sleeping bagsand some clothing.SW London Vineyard/King’s TableSun 2.30pm–4.30pm beneathWaterloo Bridge (Embankment).Good hot stews and potatoes.Teen ChallengeMon, 9–11.30pm; Whitechapel;Tue:, 9–11pm; Hackney Central;Wed, 9–11pm: Brixton (in square);& Thu, 9–11pm: Ealing TubeHot meals from a busQuaker RunVictoria areaSecond Sun of month: 7pmWycombe & Marlow GroupLincoln’s Inn FieldsTue: 8.15pmFood, drink and some sundriesSPECIALIST SERVICESThe Albert Kennedy TrustUnit 203 Hatton Square BusinessCentre, 16/16a BaldwinsGardens, EC1N 7RJ020 7831 6562Mon-Fri: 10am-4.30pmWorks with LGBT people16-25, facing mistreatmentor homelessnessAS, A, BA, C, H, TSwww.akt.org.ukASHA Project13 Shrubbery Road, SW16 2AS020 8696 0023Mon–Fri: 9am–5pmFor asian women fleeingdomestic violenceADBlue Cross Veterinary ServicesOffered to pet owners on a lowincome. This is usually a meanstested benefit or state pensionwith no other means of income:Blue Cross Mobile Veterinary ClinicAll run 10am – 12pm & 1.30pm–3.30pm, at these locations – Mon:Bethnal Green Road E2; Wed:Hackney Town Hall (car park) E8;Thur: Islington Town Hall, UpperStreet, N1; Fri: WalthamstowTown Square, High Street, E17On a first-come-first-served basis.Some cases May need to bereferred to the Victoria hospital.


The Pavement, May 2011 / 29Farm Street ChurchThurs: 8–10.30pmThree routes: Oxford Street route– Davies Street; Bourdon Street;South Moulton Street; OxfordStreet; top end of Regent Streetto Hanover Street; HanoverSquare; New Bond StreetBerkeley Square route – BerkeleySquare; Berkeley Street;Green Park tube; PiccadillyHyde Park Corner route – MountStreet; Park Lane underpasses;Shepherds Market; Curzon StreetFood Not BombsThe Narroway, Hackney CentralEvery second Sat: 5–6pmGood Samaria NetworkSun & Mon: 6.30-8pm; KingGeorge’s hostel, 72 GreatPeter Street, SW1P 2BNHare Krishna Food for LifeThe Hare Krishna food run provideswholesome and tasty vegetarianmeals from Soho and King’sCross Temples. The former canbe found at Lincoln’s Inn Fields,Mon–Fri; 7:15pm, finishing atTemple if there’s food left. Thelatter from Mon–Sat, all year round:12pm: Kentish Town (Islip Road);1pm: Camden (Arlington Road);2pm: King’s Cross (York Way)House of Bread – The VisionSecond and fourth Sunday in themonth (6.45am onwards) – Hotfood; note that an excellent fullcooked breakfast is served on thesecond Sunday. On the Strand(Charing Cross end, outside Coutt’s).Imperial CollegeServing sandwiches and hotbeverages on Sunday evenings(8–9.30pm) at Lincoln’s Inn Fields.Jesus ArmyNational Portrait Gallery,near Trafalgar SquareSecond full week of themonth, Mon–Wed: 9pmFood from a busKings Cross Baptist ChurchVernon Square, W1020 7837 7182Mon: 11am–2pm; Tue: 11.15am–1pm, Open for breakfastsLincoln’s Inn FieldsMon–Fri: 7.15pm; Many vanswith food and occasionally clothing.Sat –Sun: 6.15pm onwardsThe Lion’s Club of FairlopCharing Cross, StrandSecond & fourth Sun: 6pmHot indian foodLiss Homeless RunStrand, Palace HotelLast Tue of the month: 8pmAlso have clothes and toiletriesLondon City AidThis run is from Harlow, andserves hot chocolate! Comingout on the Second Tuesday ofthe month. Behind the Army andNavy in Victoria: 8.30–10.30pm.The London RunMondays (including bankholidays). Van with tea/coffee,sandwiches, eggs, biscuits, softdrinks, clothes, and toiletries:The Strand, opposite CharingCross police station: 8.45pm;Catton Street (Nr. Holborn)& Lincoln’s Inn Fields: 9pm;Temple: 9.30pm; Waterloo (StJohn’s Church): 10.15pmLove to the Nations MinistriesCharing Cross, StrandEvery second Sun: 4pmMemorial Baptist Church Plaistow389 –395 Barking Road, E13 8AL020 7476 4133Sat: 8am–12pmFull English breakfastMissionaries of CharityMon: Spitalfields (9.30pm)& Victoria (10pm)Muswell Hill Churches2 Dukes Ave, N10 2PT020 8444 7027Sun–Thurs; 7.45–8.45pmNew Life AssemblyA run in Hendon, that comes intothe West End once a month.NightwatchAt the fountain in the QueensGardens, central CroydonEvery night from 9.30pmSandwiches and hot drinksOpen Door MealSt James the Less parish centre,Vauxhall Bridge Road, behind theLord High Admiral public house.An established service, providing atwo-course hot meal served at table.Alternate Thursdays duringterm-time; 7-9.30 pm. B, CL, FFOur Lady of Hal165 Arlington Rd, NW1020 7485 2727Tues, Weds, Fri & Sat:12.45pm–2pmPeter’s Community CaféThe Crypt, St. Peter’s Church,De Beauvoir Road, N1020 7249 0041Mon–Wed: 12noon–6.30pmPlaistow Woman’s GroupHouse of Fraiser; Thurs: 9pmHot meals, teas and coffeesRhythms of Life International44 Marlborough Avenue, E8 4JR020 7254 9534Mon–Sat: 4.30–6pm;Sun: 3.30-5pm.Free tea and warm foodserved 365 days a yearRice RunThe Strand, WestminsterFri : 9–10pmRice and Chicken, or savoury riceThe Sacred HeartThis run from Wimbledon hasseveral teams coming up oncea month to the Piazza of WestminsterCathedral. Sandwichesand hot beverages around 9pmevery Tuesday and Friday.Sahhu VaswaniLincoln’s Inn FieldsWed: 8–8.30pmA great curry!Sai BabaThird Sunday of the Month:93 Guildford Street, WC1(Coram’s Fields); 11am–1pm.Vegetarian meal and tea.Silver Lady Fund (The Pie Man)Piping hot pasties, pies and


30 / The Pavement, May 2011TB screening van – MXUInformation given as date,time, location and post code.Turn up at these locations:Sorry, we didn’t get the datesbefore we went to pressVision Care Opticians07792 960416Mon & Thurs:: 2 – 7.30pmat Crisis Skylight; Wed: 9am– 5pm at The PassageFree sight tests and spectaclesPERFORMING ARTSCardboard Citizens020 7247 7747Variety of performing arts workshopsheld at Crisis Skylight aswell as hostels around London.ET, LA, MC, PAwww.cardboardcitizens.org.ukThe Choir With No NameEvery Monday, 7pm,at various venuesA choir for homeless and exhomeless,with or withoutsinging experience.www.choirwithnoname.orgCrisis Skylight66 Commercial St, E1020 7426 5650Mon–Fri: 2pm–8pm; Sat& Sun: 11am–5pmAC, ET, IT, MC, P, PAWorkshop programme fromwww.crisis.org.ukSMartArt workshops and lecturesat various venues020 7209 0029Email: smartnetwork@lineone.netStreetwise Opera020 7495 3133MC, PAwww.streetwiseopera.orgSOUP KITCHENS & SOUP RUNSAgapeWaterloo Bridge, North SideWed: 8pmSandwiches, teas and coffeesAll Saints ChurchCarnegie St, N1020 7837 0720Tues & Thurs: 10am–12noonCooked breakfastAmerican Church(Entrance in Whitfield St)79a Tottenham Court Rd, W1T020 7580 2791Mon–Sat (except Wed):10am–12noonAC, CL, FFApricots and More29-31 Euston Road, NW1 2SDwww.apricotsandmore.co.ukTue: 9–10.30pmAS, AD, BA, CL, FF, H, TSASLANHot food and sandwiches forearly risers. Sat 5.30am–8.30am– Covent Garden, Milford Lane,Surrey Street, Strand and Waterloo.Bloomsbury Baptist Church235 Shaftesbury Ave, WC2 8EP020 7240 0544Sunday: Roast lunch 1pm10.30am for ticket (very limited)The CabinSt Gabriel’s Community Centre21 Hatchard’s Road, N19 4NG020 7272 8195Daily: 1030-1130am;Thu: 12noon (lunch)Camden Road Baptist ChurchHilldrop Road, Holloway, N7 0JE020 7607 7355Thu: 10.30am–12noonThe CarpentersTMO Community Hall, 17 DoranWalk, Stratford, E15 2JL020 8221 3860Every Tuesday; 10am–12pmThe Coptic ChurchVictoria area, Tue: 9–10pmEaling Soup KitchenSt Johns Church Hall, Mattock LaneFriday: 11am-4pm; Sat and Sun:3.30-5pmThey also give practical help/housing adviceEmmanuel ChurchForest Gate, E7 8BD (corner ofRomford Rd & Upton Lane)Thurs: 7.30am (cooked breakfast)Faith House (Salvation Army)11 Argyle Street, King’s Cross(near Burger King), WC1H 8EJ020 7837 5149Mon: 6–8pm (men’s group);Tues: 5–6pm (women’s drop-in);Weds: 1–3pm (women’s dropin),7.30–9pm (open drop-in);Fri: 11am–1pm (women’sbrunch & discussion group)FF, CL


The Pavement, May 2011 / 31EX-FORCESAWOL? Call the ‘reclaim your life’scheme from SSAFA01380 738137 (9am–10am)Home Base158 Du Cane Road,London, W12 0TX020 8749 4885www.cht.org.ukMonday–Friday: 9.30am–5.30pmAccommodation for 21 ex-servicemen and women aged 18-55who are homeless or potentiallyhomeless. Require proof of militaryservice. Phone, call in or write.CRoyal British Legion08457 725 725Ring the Legionline to see how theycan help ex-servicemen and womenVeterans Aid40 Buckingham Palace Rd, Victoria020 7828 2468A, AS, BA, D,CL,SSVeterans UK0800 169 2277Free help and advice for veteransand access to dedicatedone-to-one welfare service.www.veterans-uk.infoJOBCENTRE PLUSTo get benefit advice use localJob Centres or visit a day centrethat hosts JCP outreach staff:Monday – Salvation Army, TheWell, Croydon:11am – 3pm; SalvationArmy, Booth House hostel, E1:10am onwards; YMCA, hostel inWalthamstow, E17: 11am onwards;Shelter From The Storm, N1: 6.30– 8pm (telephone service); HAGA,N15: 12.30pm onwards (everysecond week); B.HUG, NW10: 11amonwards (every second week); StMungo’s, Rushworth Street rollingshelter, SE1: 9am onwards; ThePassage, SW1: 9am onwards (10amonwards in their Job Club); Tulse HillBail Hostel, SW2: 2 – 5pm; LeighamCourt Road Bail Hostel, SW16:9am – 12.30pm; West London DayCentre, W1: 9.30am – 2pm; St Martin’s(CSTM), WC2: 9.30am – 1pmTuesday – Look Ahead hostel,E1: 1pm onwards; Anchor Househostel, E16: 9.30am – 12.30pm;Turnaround Resources, E1: 12.30pmonwards; St Mungo’s hostel, SpringGardens, SE13: 9.30 – 3.30pm;Cardinal Hume Centre, SW1: 9amonwards; The Passage Job Club,SW1: 10am onwards; StockwellProbation Service, SW9: all day;The Spires day centre, SW16: 9am– 2pm; St Mungo’s rolling shelter,Endsleigh Gardens, WC1: 9amonwards; St Martin’s (CSTM), WC2:9.30am – 12.30pm & 4.30 – 7pmWednesday – Providence Row,Dellow Centre hostel, E1: 9.30amonwards; Ilford Foyer hostel, IG1:1 – 4pm; HAB day centre, N12:1pm onwards (fourth Wed of themonth); Cricklewood HomelessConcern, NW2: 10.30am - 3.30pm;St Giles day centre, SE5: 10am– 3pm; The Passage, SW1: 9am– 1.30pm (10am onwards in theirJob Club); Salvation Army daycentre, Princes Street, W1: 2.30– 4.30pm; St Mungo’s MargeryStreet hostel, WC1: 9am onwardsThursday – Crisis Skylight, E1:appointments 11am – 2pm;Whitechapel Mission day centre,E1: 9am onwards; Focus day centre,E15: all day; Cricklewood HomelessConcern day centre, NW2:10am onwards; Manna day centre,SE1: 9am onwards; Albany Roadbail hostel, SE5; Deptford Reachday centre, SE8: 9am onwards;Ace of Clubs day centre, SW4:9.30am – 3pm; Stockwell ProbationService, SW9: 2 – 4pm; GreatChapel Street medical service, W1:10am onwards; Broadway daycentre, W12: 10.30am onwards;St Martin’s (CSTM), WC2: 9.30am– 12.30pm & 4.30 – 7pmFriday – YMCA, hostel inCroydon (Cornerstone), CR9: 9.30– 1pm; YMCA, hostel in Croydon(Lansdowne), CR9: 2 – 4pm; TheManna at St Stephen’s drop in, N1:10.30am onwards; CricklewoodHomeless Concern day centre,NW2: 10am onwards; YMCA,hostel in Romford, RM2: 11amonwards; The Passage, SW1: 10amonwards; Ace of Clubs day centre,SW4: 9.30am – 3pm; St Mungo’sCedars Road hostel, SW4: 9amonwards; Thames Reach day centre,SW9: 2 – 4.30pm; St Martin’s(CSTM), WC2: 9.30am – 1pm(Workspace); St Mungo’s EndellStreet hostel, WC2: 9am onwardsPrison Advisers – HMPBrixton, SW2: (Thu & Fri) 8am– 4pm; HMP Wandsworth,SW18: (Mon – Fri) 8am – 5pmSee Telephone Servicesfor helplinesMEDICAL SERVICESGreat Chapel Street MedicalCentre13 Great Chapel St, W1020 7437 9360Mon, Tues & Thurs: 11am–12.30pm; Mon–Fri: 2pm–4pmA, BA, C, D, DT, FC, H, MH, MS, P, SHDr Hickey’s – Cardinal HumeArneway St, SW1020 7222 8593Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri:10am–12.30pm & 2pm–4pmWed: 10am–12.30pmA, BA, C, D, DT, H, MH, MS, P, SHHealth E1, 9–11 Brick Lane, E1020 7247 0090Mon–Thurs: 9.15am–11.30amFriday: 10.30am–12.30pm;Mon, Wed & Fri afternoons– appointments onlyKing’s Cross Primary Care Centre264 Pentonville Rd, N1020 7530 3444Mon: 6.30 – 9.30pm; Tue: 2– 4pm; Fri: 1.30 – 3.30pmBA, BS, CL, DT, FC, H,MH, MS, NE, P, SHPrimary Care for Homeless PeopleSpectrum Centre, 6 GreenlandStreet, NW10207 267 2100Mon, Tue, Thur & Fri: 9.30am– 12 noon; Wed: 1.30 –3.30pmBA, BS, CL, D, FC, H, MS, NE, P, SHProject LondonPott St, Bethnal Green, E2 0EFMon, Wed &:Fri 1pm–5pm07974 616 852 & 020 8123 6614MS, SHOperating at 999 Club, Deptford,Wed: 2 – 4pm; & Providence Row,Victoria, Fri: 9.30 – 11.30amMS, SH


32 / The Pavement, May 2011DRUG / ALCOHOL SERVICESAddaction (Harm ReductionTeam)228 Cambridge Heath Rd, E2020 8880 7780Drop-in: Mon, Fri 10am–4pm;Tues, Wed & Thurs 12noon–6pm;Closed each day 1.30pm–2.15pmD, OL, MS, NE, SHBlackfriars Road CDAT Team151 Blackfriars Rd, SE1 8EL020 7620 1888/ 6500Mon: 2pm–4pm (drop-in)MH, MS, NECentral and NW LondonSubstance Misuse Service282 North End Rd, SW6 1NH020 7381 7700Mon–Fri: 9am–5pm. C, MSDruglink103a Devonport Rd, ShepherdsBush, W12 8PB020 8749 6799Mon–Fri: 10am–5pm (needleexchange and telephoneservice); Mon & Fri: 2pm–5pm& Wed: 3pm–6pm (drop-in)C, D, OL, NEEast London Drug and AlcoholSupport ServicesCapital House, 134–138 RomfordRoad, Stratford, E15 4LD020 8257 3068Drug and Alcohol Service forLondon (DASL) provides free andconfidential services to anyone whohas concerns about their own oranother person’s drug or alcoholuse, working with people fromNewham, Tower Hamlets, Redbridgeand Bexley and Greenwich.A special Eastern European serviceis listed in Eastern European sectionA, C, DThe Hungerford Drug Project(Turning Point)32a Wardour St, W1D 6QR020 7437 3523Mon–Fri: 12noon–5pm, except Wed2–5pm (drop-in); Sat & Sun: 1–5pm;Antidote (lesbian, gay, bisexual andtransgender drug/alcohol service)drop-in Thursday: 6– 8.30pmC, D, FF, IT, LA, MHNeedle Exchange VanWhite van under CentrepointTower, Tottenham Court RoadMon–Fri: 4 - 7pmWandsworth Drug Project86 Garratt Lane, SW18 4DB020 8875 4400Mon–Fri: 1–5pm; Sat: 1-4pmAS, A, AD, AC, CA, C, D, H, NE, OB, SHWestminster Community AlcoholServiceClosed, instead go to HungerfordDrug Project (if in SouthWestminster) or WDP, HarrowRoad (if in North Westminster)Westminster Drug Project (WDP)470-474 Harrow road, W9 3RU020 7266 6200Mon–Fri: 10am – 12.30pm(appoinments and needleexchange);1–5pm (open access)AD, C, D, H, NE, OB, SH184 Camden184 Royal College Road, NW1 9NN020 7485 2722Mon: 10am-3pm; Tue & Thu: 10am-8.30pm; Wed & Fri: 10am-5.30pmAS, BA, C, D, ET, MS, NEEASTERN EUROPEANS &MIGRANTSAnia’s Recruitment Agency31 Fallsbrook Rd, SW16 6DU020 8769 0509East European Advice CentrePalingswick House, 241King Street, W6 9LP020 8741 1288Open weekdays 10am–12pm & 2–3pm, for appointments; closed WedRing for appointmentEastern European Drug andAlcohol SupportEmmanuel’s Church,Forest Gate, E7 8BD020 8257 3068Support for drug and alcoholtreatment, advice, contact withother agencies;Thur: 5–7pmPart of DASL in Drug &Alcohol ServicesHackney Migrant CentreSt Mary’s Church, SpenleyWalk, Stoke NewingtonChurch Street, N16 9ESinfo@hackneymigrantcentre.org.ukWed: 12.30–3.30pmFree advice and support forrefugees and migrantsAD, BA, FF, HUR4JOBSUpper Room, St Saviour Church,Cobbold Road, W12 9LN020 8740 568807967 312207 (English)07772 565815 (Romanian)07772 473554 (Polish)Mon-Fri: 5.30-6.45pm (hotsupper); Mon & Tue: 12noon-5pm(Migrants workers job club)Help in finding work and educationNow available online @www.ur4jobs.co.ukC, ET, FFEMPLOYMENT AND TRAININGDress for Success (Women)Unit 2, Shepperton House89–93 Shepperton Road, N1 3DF020 7288 1770www.dressforsuccess.orgSmart clothing for job interviewsNew Hanbury Project (SCT)3 Calvert Avenue, E2 7JP020 7613 5636Mon-Thur: 9.30am-4.15pmCourses in: personal development,life skills, woodwork, DIY,art, IT, guitar, Spanish, cookingC, ET, MCTurnaround Resource E1Montefiore Centre, HanburyStreet, London, E1 5HZ020 7247 9005www.turnarounde1.org.ukCA, ET, ITENTERTAINMENT & SOCIALEVENTSASLANAll Souls Church – ClubhouseCleveland St020 7580 3522Sat eve: by invitationOpen Film Clubwww.opencinema.net, FF, LA


The Pavement, May 2011 / 33Webber Street (formerly WaterlooChristian Centre)6–8 Webber St, SE1 8QA020 7928 1677Mon–Sat: 9am–12noonAS, B, BA, BS, BE, CL, FF,LA, MH, MS, OLThe Welcome Project11 Green Lane, Essex, IG1 1XG020 8220 4111Tue & Thur: 12.30–3pm;Wed & Fri: 10.30am-3pmAS, BA, BS, CL, FF, H, LWest London Day Centre134–136 Seymour Place, W1H020 7569 5900Mon–Fri: 8.45–10am (rough sleeper’sdrop-in): 10am–11.30am (dropin,hostel residents join): 11.45am–12.45pm (advice, appointmentsonly); Mon & Thur: 1.30–3.30pm(drop-in for those with tenancies)AC, BA, BS, C, CL, F, FC, IT,L, LS, MS, OL, P, SK, TSThe Whitaker Centre91–93 Tollington Way, N7 6RE020 7263 4140Mon–Fri: 11am–5pmAlcohol allowed, BS, FF, LWhitechapel Mission212 Whitechapel Rd, E1020 7247 8280Daily: 6–11am (cooked breakfast8am–10am); Sat: 12noon-2.30pm (women only)AS, AD, B, BA, BS, BE, CL, C,DA, D, F, H, IT, OL, SK, P, TSThe 999 Club21 Deptford Broadway, SE8 4PA020 8694 5797Mon-Fri: 9.30am-5pmAS, AD, A, B, BE, CL, C, DA, D, FF,F, H, L, LA, MS, MH, OB, SH, TSwww.999club.orgDIRECT ACCESS (YEAR ROUND)HOSTELS/ NIGHTSHELTERSAll – low-support needs020 8963 0545Ring first. Local connection onlyRedbridge Night Shelter16 York Rd, IG1 3AD020 8514 8958, Ring firstTurnaround (Newham)Choral Hall020 7511 83777.30pm–7.30amWaltham Forest Churches NightShelterSee BranchesMenissionaries of Charity112–116 St Georges Rd,Southwark, SE1020 7401 8378Ring first, 9am–11am except ThursAge 30+ (low support)St. Mungo’s (Ennersdale House)1a Arlington Close, LewishamSE13 6JQ020 8318 5521 (ring first)Medium-support needsWomenChurch Army1–5 Cosway St, WestminsterNW1 5NR020 7262 3818Ring first. Daily vacanciesHome of Peace179 Bravington Rd, W9 3AR020 8969 2631Women only. Open access (dry)St Mungo’s2–5 Birkenhead St, WC1H020 7278 6466Young people (16–21)Centrepoint25 Berwick St, WestminsterW1F 8RF020 7287 9134/5Ring first. Daily vacanciesMASH8 Wilton Rd, Merton, SW19 2HB020 8543 3677 – Ring firstBranchesStonelea, Langthorne Road, E11 2HJ020 8521 7773Livingstone House105 Melville Rd, Brent NW10 8BU“Would you accompany me to the station, Sir? It’slonely there on my own”


34 / The Pavement, May 2011Manna Day Centre6 Melior St, SE1020 7403 1931Every day: 8.30am–1.30pmAS, BA, BS, BE, CL, DT, FF,FC, H, MH, MS, OL, P, TSNew Cross 999 ClubAll Saints, Monson Rd, SE14020 7732 0209Mon–Fri: 10am–5pmAD, ET, FF, L, LANew Horizon Youth Centre (16– 21 year olds)68 Chalton Street, NW1 1JR020 7388 5560Daily: 10.30am–4pmAS, AC, CA, C, ET, LA, MS, MC, OBNo 10 – Drop in Centre (SalvationArmy)10 Princes Street, W1B 2LH020 7629 4061Tue, Wed, Fri: 2.30–4pm(advice & enquiries);Mon: 3–5.30pm (advice & enquiries,film group); Tue: 2.30–4pm(reading group); Wed: 5.30–8pm(drop-in - soup & sandwiches); Fri:12.30am–2pm (table tennis club)BA, CL, H, LANorth London Action for theHomeless (NLAH)St Paul’s Church Hall, StokeNewington Rd, N16 7UE(Entrance on Evering Road)020 8802 1600Mon: 12noon-1.30pm;and Wed: 7-830pmBA, BS, CL, FFThe Passage (25+)St Vincent’s Centre,Carlisle Place, SW1P020 7592 1850Mon–Fri: 8am–12pm (for roughsleepers); 12–2pm (Lunch);2–6pm (appointments); 4.30–6pm(verified rough sleepers – by invitation);Sat–Sun: 9am–12noon.A, BA, CA, CL, D, ET, F, FC,H, IT, L, MH, MS, P, TSProvidence RowThe Dellow Centre82 Wentworth St,Aldgate, E1 7SA020 7375 0020Mon–Fri: 9.30am–12noon (8.30amfor verified rough sleepers) & 1.30–3.30pm (appointments & activities)A, AC, BA, BS, C, D, ET, FF, H, IT,L, LA, LS, MH, NE,OL, SK,SH, PRochester Row Day Centre(Salvation Army)Sadly missed - closed in SeptemberSanKTus4 Lady Margaret Road, NW5 2XTEntrance in Falkland Road020 7485 9160Mon – Sat; 2 – 3pm: Sun; 3 – 4pmBS, CL, FF, HShoreditch Community Project(SCT) St Leonard’s ChurchShoreditch High St, E1020 7613 3232Mon & Wed; 9.30am–12.30pm; Tues: 2–4pmFF, BA, OL, PSimon Community129 Malden Rd, KentishTown, NW5 4HS020 7485 6639Mon, Wed & Fri: 11am–3.30pmB, BS, CL, FF, H, IT, L, OB, PSouthwark Salvation Army1 Princess Street, SE1 6HH020 7928 7136Wed 1¬–3pm (drop-in withlunch); Thurs 10am–3pm; Fri1–2.30pm (lunch and bible study)ACSpectrum Centre6 Greenland St, CamdenTown, NW1020 7267 4937Mon–Fri: 9.30am–3pmA, BS, C, CL, D, FC, H, L,LS, MH, MS, P, TSSpires Centre8 Tooting Bec Gardens, SW16 1RB020 8696 0943Mon: 8am–12noon (womenonly);Tues : 9–10.30am (roughsleepers only), 10.30am–2pm(drop-in); Wed: 10am–12noon(rough sleepers only); Thu:9am–1pm (rough sleepers only); Fri:9–10.30am (rough sleepers only);10.30am–1.30pm (women only)Mon-Fri adult learning courses- contact Spires for more info.A, AD, AS, BA, BS, CL, C, D, ET, FC,FF, H, LA, LF, MC, MH, MS, PSt Christopher’s CentreLime Grove Resource Centre,47 Lime Grove, W12Please call for openingtimes: 020 8740 9182AC, BS, CA, ET, FC, IT, L, MSSt Cuthbert’s CentreThe Philbeach Hall51 Philbeach Gdns, Earls Court020 7835 1389Mon–Fri: 11.45am–3.45pmAC, BS, C, CL, F, H, IT, L, OLSt Stephen’s Church17 Canonbury Rd, N1 2DF020 7226 5369Tues: 7–9pm (drop-in); Weds:1–3pm (drop-in – B and FC); Fri:10am–12noon (key work session)B, BS, CL, FC, FF, LThe Tab Centre20 Hackney Rd, Shoreditch, E2020 7739 3076Friday: 9am–12.noon, FThames ReachSee Hackney 180 FirstContact & AdviceTriumphant Church International136 West Green RdSouth Tottenham, N15 5AD020 8800 6001Sun: 10–11am (open drop-in)AD, C, FFUnion Chapel (Margins)Compton Terrace, Upper Street, N1020 7359 4019Sun: 3pm–5pmBS, CL, FF, HA, L, LA, LFUpper Holloway Baptist Church11 Tollington Way, N7020 7272 2104Mon: 10am–1pmCL, FF, LFUpper Room, St Saviour’sCobbold Rd, W12020 8740 5688Mon: 1-6pm (UR4Jobs); Tue–Thur:5.30–6.45pm; Fri: 1-6pm (UR4Jobs);Sat–Sun: 12.30 –1.30pmA, AC, BA, C, CA, CL, D,ET, IT, FF, H, OL


The Pavement, May 2011 / 35ScotsCare & Borderline (for Scotsin London)22 City Road, EC1Y 2AJCall the helpline on 0800 6522 989BA, CA, H, B, P, TSBorderline (for Scots):Mon– Fri: 09.30am–12.30pm(appointments); Mon, Tue,Thu, Fri: 2–4pm (walk in)0800 174 047 (Freephone)dutyworker@scotscare.comA, BA, C, CL, D, H, MH, PSt Giles Trust64 Camberwell Church St, SE5 8JB020 7703 7000Mon–Fri: 9.30am–12.30pmA, BA, BS, D, ET, H, L, MH, MS, P, TSDAY CENTRES AND DROP-INSAce of Clubs (16+)St Alphonsus Rd, Clapham, SW4 7AS020 7720 2811/0178Mon–Fri: 12noon–3pmAS, A, B, BS, BE, CL, DT, F, H,L, LA, MS, MH, OB, P, TSwww.aceofclubsclapham.orgActon Homeless ConcernEmmaus House1 Berrymead Gardens, Acton020 8992 5768Call for opening timesA, B, BA, CL, D, DT, ET, F, FCAldgate Advice CentreSee Providence Row (TheDellow Centre)Broadway Day CentreMarket Lane, Shepherds Bush, W12020 8735 5810Mon–Fri: 10am – 1pm (dropin);2 – 4pm (Appointments)AD, A, BA, BS, CL, DA, D, ET, F, FC, H,IT, L, LA, MS, MH, ML, P, SK, SH, TSBromley 999 Club424 Downham Way,Downham, BR1 5HR020 8698 9403Mon–Fri: 10am –5pmAD, L, FFChelsea Methodist Church155a Kings Road, SW3 5TX020 7352 9305Mon, Tues & Thu: 9am–3.45pmF, L, PChurch Army (women)1–5 Cosway St, NW1020 7262 3818Mon–Thurs: 9.30am–12pm(advice); 12pm–3.30pm (drop-in);12 noon–1pm (sandwiches).AC, BA, BS, CA, CL, C, ET, FF,H, IT, L, LA, LF, MC, PWomen onlyThe Connection at St Martin’s12 Adelaide St, WC2020 7766 5544Mon–Fri: 9am–12.30pm (12pmWed). Various afternoon sessionsfrom 1pm (except Wed). Weekends:9am–1pm (no entry after 10.30am).There are also drop-in sessions onTues & Thurs 4.30pm–7.30pm.A, AC, BA, BS, CA, CL, D, ET, F, FC,H, IT, MC, MH, MS, OB, P, SK, SSCroydon Resource Centre70a Wellesley Rd, Croydon, CR0 2AR020 8686 1222Mon–Fri: 10am –3pmAS, BA, CA, CL ET, F, IT, LACricklewood Homeless Concern60 Ashford ROAD, NW2 6TU020 8208 8590info@chc-mail.orgHomeless drop-in: 28a FortunegateRd, Craven Park, NW10 9RETues & Fri: 10am–2.30pm;Weds & Thurs: 12.30–2.30pmMental health drop-in: in flatabove St Gabriel’s Hall77 Chichele Rd, Cricklewood,NW2 3AQTues–Fri: 10am–12 noon.AC, BA, BS, H, IT, L, MS, OLDeptford Churches CentreSpeedwell St, Deptford020 8692 6548Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri:9am–3.30 pmA, AC, AD, AS, B, BA, BE, BS, C,CA, CL, D, DA, DT, ET, FF, H, L,LA, LF, MC, MH, MS, OL, SS, TSDivine RescueThurlow Lodge, 1 Thurlow Street,SE17 2US, 020 3489 1765Mon: 10am–6.30 pm;Tue–Fri: 10am–5pmAD, AS, AC, BA, C, CL, FF, H, MC, OBThe Dunloe CentreSt Saviour’s Priory, Dunloe Street, E2020 7739 9976/020 7613 3232Tues: 10.30am–12.30pm, CL, FFEarls Court Community ProjectUngoing renovation until2012, but still open at:St Barnabas Church, 23Addison Road, W14 8LH020 7471 7030Tue & Wed: 2 – 4pmCL, FFHackney 180 First Contact &Advice (Thames Reach)Hackney Methodist Church219 Mare St, E50208 985 6707Mon–Thurs: 8am–9.30am(breakfast club)Hanbury Community Project (SCT)Details of their changes have beenconfirmed, and they’re now calledthe New Hanbury Project, and listedunder Employment & TrainingThe Haven ClubAt the Holy Cross Centre(See below).Mon: 6pm–10pmFor self-treating drug & alcoholusers: no using on day or no entryHoly Cross CentreThe Crypt, Holy Cross ChurchCromer St, WC1020 7278 8687Mon: 2pm–5pm; Tues: 6–9pm;(ticket required) Thurs: 5–8pm(Italian speakers session); Fri:12 noon–3pm (refugees andasylum seekers session).AC, FF, H, IT, LA, LF, MH, PHomeless Action in Barnet (HAB)36B Woodhouse Road, N12 0RG020 8446 8400Mon – Fri: 12noon – 3pm (drop in);Mon, Tues & Thur: 9am – 12noon(rough sleepers only); Wed: 9am– 12noon (women’s group)AD, BA, BS, CL, F, H, L, TSLondon Jesus Centre83 Margaret St, W1W 8TB0845 8333005Mon – Fri: 10am – 12.30pmBS, CL, F, IT, L, SK


36 / The Pavement, May 2011The directory of London’s homeless servicesUpdated 25 April 2011Key to the list:Accom. assistance – ASAdvocacy – ADAlcohol workers – AArt classes – ACBarber – BBenefits advice – BABathroom/showers – BSBedding available – BECareers advice – CAClothing – CLCounselling – CDebt advice – DADentist – DTDrugs workers – DEducation/training – ETFree food – FFFood – FFoot care – FCHousing/accom advice – HInternet access – ITLaundry – LLeisure activities – LALeisure facilities – LFLuggage stowage – LSMedical services – MSMental health – MHMusic classes – MCNeedle exchange – NEOutreach worker links – OLOutreach workers – OBPavement stockist – PSafe keeping – SKSexual health advice – SHSSAFA – SSTenancy support – TSEmail changes and suggestions to:thelist@thepavement.org.ukOr write to our address on page 3Updated entries: 2Services added: 0ADVICE SERVICESAdvisory Service for SquattersAngel Alley, 84b Whitechapel HighStreet, E1 7QX0203 216 0099 (cheaper to call0845 644 5814 from land linesoutside London)www.squatter.org.ukAlone in London (16–25 years)Unit 6, 48 Provost Street,London, N1 7SU020 7278 4224Mon-Fri: 9am–1am (first contact);2-4pm (advice and appointments)For those aged 16 – 25 years,who are homeless or at riskof becoming homelessAS, BA, CA, H, ITwww.als.org.ukBridge Resource CentreBridge Close, KingsdownClose, W10 6TW0208 960 6798CA, ET, ITThe Caravan Drop-InSt James’s Church, 197Piccadilly, W1Open daily: Sat – Mon; 10am– 7pm: Tues – Fri; 11am – 7pmA friendly ear to listen, withsome access to counsellingCDepaul UK (young people)291-299 Borough High Street, SE11JG020 7939 1220 (central office)www.depauluk.orgHOPE worldwide / Two Step360 City Road, EC1V 2PY020 7713 7655Mon–Fri 10am–4pm(appointments only)AS, H, TS, PKCAH36a Fife Rd, KT1 1SU020 8255 2439BA, FF, HLondon Irish Centre50–52 Camden Sq, NW1 9XB020 7916 2222Ring for service timesA, BA, C, CL, D, ET, H, MCNotre Dame Refugee Centre5 Leceister Pl, WC2H 7BX020 7434 1619Mon and Thurs: 11am–4pm(drop-in) Service for French-speakingrefugees and asylum seekersBA, C, CA, FF, H

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