Homeless

NATIONAL

Shelter England & Northern Ireland
88 Old Street, London EC1V 9HU
Tel: 0845 458 4590; Housing Helpline: 0808 800 4444
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www.shelter.org.uk

Shelter help more than 170,000 people a year fight for their rights, get back on their feet, and find and keep a home.  They also tackle the root causes of Britain's housing crisis by campaigning for new laws, policies and solutions.

Homeless UK
Homeless Link, Gateway House, Milverton Street, London SE11 4AP
Tel: 020 7840 9930; Fax: 020 7840 9931
www.homelessuk.org

Website listing hostels, day centres and other advice and support centres for people experiencing housing problems and homelessness in the UK.

Talk...Don't Walk
c/o The Relationships Centre, The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington WA1 1SR
Helpline: 0800 085 2136; Freephone: 01925 246910
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www.talkdontwalk.org.uk

Organisation providing support, advice and information to young people who have run away from home or who are thinking of running away from home or care.  It can also offer support to concerned parents and professionals.

The Big Issue
1-5 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London SW8 2LN
Tel: 020 7526 3200
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www.bigissue.com

The Big Issue is one of the UK's leading social businesses, which seventeen years since its inception continues to offer homeless and vulnerably housed people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income.  The organisation is made up of two parts; a limited company which produces and distributes a magazine to a network of street vendors, and a registered charity which exists to help those vendors gain control of their lives by addressing the issues which have contributed to their homelessness.

SCOTLAND

Shelter Scotland
4th Floor, Scotiabank House, 6 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh EH2 4AW
Tel: 0845 458 4590; Housing Helpline: 0808 800 4444
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http://scotland.shelter.org.uk/

The Big Issue in Scotland
2nd Floor, 43 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 1HW
Tel: 0141 352 7260/0141 352 7267
Fax: 0141 333 9049
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www.bigissuescotland.com

Aberdeen Cyrenians
Simon House, 106 Crown Street, Aberdeen AB11 6HJ
Tel: 01224 572877; Fax: 01224 572785
www.aberdeen-cyrenians.org

Aberdeen Foyer
Marywell Centre, Marywell Street, Aberdeen AB11 6JF
Tel: 01224 212924; Fax: 01224 252899
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www.aberdeenfoyer.com

Aberdeen Foyer is a successful local charitable organisation working to prevent and alleviate youth homelessness and unemployment. We provide supported accommodation, access to a range of education, training, employment opportunities and community health services for young people and their community.

Dundee Shelter Housing Aid Centre
1 Courthouse Square, Dundee DD1 1NH
Tel: 0808 800 4444 ; Fax: 0844 515 2902

Covers Dundee, Fife, Angus, Clackmannan, Stirling, Falkirk, Perth and Kinross.

Edinburgh Cyrenians
Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
Tel: 0131 475 2354; Fax: 0131 475 2355
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www.cyrenians.org.uk

Edinburgh City Mission
9 Pilrig Street, Edinburgh EH6 5AH
Tel: 0131 554 6140; Fax: 05601261479
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www.edinburghcitymission.org.uk

Christian organisation offering practical help and support to anyone in need, the homeless, marginalised or socially excluded, those suffering stress through family/work situations and people suffering trauma or loneliness.  Operate a Care Van in the city centre and a Care Shelter providing food and shelter during the winter months.

Positive Action in Housing
98 West George Street, Glasgow G2 1PJ
Tel: 0141 353 2220; Fax: 0141 353 3882
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www.paih.org

Positive Action in Housing is a Scottish wide minority-ethnic led charity  whose mission is to work with communities and others to enable everyone to have an equal chance to live in good quality, affordable and safe homes, free from discrimination and the fear of racial harassment and violence. The Frontline Housing Advisory Service has outreach surgeries throughout Glasgow. These drop-ins take place each day. The surgeries provide free, independent, multilingual and culturally sensitive housing information and advice. If you would like further information, please contact our casework team on 0141 353 2220. More surgeries will be set up in other areas in the near future.

ENGLAND

Assisi House Project
847 Leeds Road, Bradford BD3 8BU
Tel: 01274 666274; Fax: 01274 663464
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www.assisihouse.co.uk

Christian organisation providing support and accommodation for men aged 18-65 who have been homeless.  Also provides a drop-in service and helps clients to develop new skills.  Provides information and advice about employment, training, education and voluntary work, as well as social activities.

Bristol: Caring at Christmas
Little Bishop Street, St Paul's, Bristol BS2 9JF
Tel: 0117 924 4444; Fax: 0117 942 1500
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www.caringatchristmas.org.uk

Bristol based organisation which provides food and accommodation for homeless people and works with others to break the spiral of poverty.

Derbyshire Housing Aid
Community Legal Advice Centre, Phoenix Street, Derby DE1 2ER
Tel: 01332 287850; Fax: 01332 287863
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http://beehive.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=SiteHome&ID=315&PageID=1264

Provide a full range of connected services which: support people moving off the streets and eventually into their own home; enhance people's creative spirit; improve skills and educational attainment that leads to work, and inspire ambition and raise expectations.

Norcare
Portman House, Portland Road, Shieldfield, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2 1AQ
Tel: 0191 261 2228; Fax: 0191 261 2260
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www.norcare-ltd.com

Norcare provides a range of support services and accommodation for people aged 16 and over who are currently socially and economically excluded.  Operating across the North East region, Norcare provides supported housing bed spaces and floating support services to 250 service users at any one time.

Squatters Advisory Service
Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX
Tel: 020 3216 0099; Fax: 020 3216 0098
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www.squatter.org.uk

Telephone and face-to-face advice and information on squatting and homelessness.  Advice on basic housing rights, illegal eviction, harassment of squatters, other housing options, evictions.  Advice to squatters on issues such as changing a lock, dealing with the police and dealing with utilities.

Surviving Christmas
PO Box 290, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 9DT
Tel: 01424 424550
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www.survivingchristmas.co.uk

Providing shelter and food at Christmas for homeless people who are resident, whether temporarily or not, in the County Borough of Hastings or the Rother District in East Sussex at Christmas.

North Yorkshire Housing Advice Resource Project (HARP)
35 Westgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire Y07 1QR
Tel: 01845 521458

Helpline for people with housing problems.

WALES

Shelter Cymru
25 Walter Road, Swansea SA1 5NN
Tel: 0845 075 5005
www.sheltercymru.org.uk

NORTHERN IRELAND

Belfast Housing Rights Service
4th Floor, Middleton Buildings, 10-12 High St, Belfast BT1 2BA
Tel: 028 9024 5640
www.housingrights.org.uk

Services offered: advice, advocacy and representation service for people with housing problems - homelessness, rent arrears, mortgage arrears, tenancy problems, harassment, illegal eviction, threatened court action. Provide specialist training and information to assist other advisors/practitioners.