Advisory Service For Squatters is an UNPAID collective of workers who have been running a daily advice service for squatters and homeless people since 1975. It grew out of the former Family Squatters Advisory Service, which was founded in the late 1960s. ASS publishes The squatters Handbook, the twelfth edition of which is the current one, and has sold in excess of 150,000 copies since 1976.
As we are short of volunteers and money we are rarely able to help students, journalists etc., who so often seem to want us to do their article/project for them. This website has been set up to try to provide all the necessary information without taking up our volunteers’ scarce time. In the resources section you can find articles, documents and various information about squatting including history and ‘squat zines’. There is also a gallery with photographs strecthing back over 30 years.
You Can Contact Us
By telephone on :
020 3216 0099 or 0845 644 5814 ( if phoning in UK outside London from a landline )
Fax us: 020 3216 0098
Office Opening hours:
MONDAY to FRIDAY 2-6pm
(NOT Saturday/Sunday) . Don’t leave it to the last minute before contacting us as we are always busy:-) N.B. If you wish to call in at the office, please phone first.
You can order The NEW Squatters Handbook (12th edition ) from Advisory Service For Squatters, 84b Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX.