Date: June 23, 2021
Beddown is a charity which provides safety, shelter, security services and sleep for the homeless. The objective of Beddown is to take spaces that are commonly used and busy during the day but at night are left vacant or empty. Beddown activates and repurposes theses spaces at night into pop-up accommodation to ensure the homeless, in particular those who are sleeping rough are able to access a safe and secure shelter to get a great night’s sleep. The average life expectancy of someone who is sleeping rough long term in 2020 is only 47 years old and many lose their lives through attacks, suicide, overdoses, infected wounds and pneumonia.
Beddown collaborates with other charitable organisations to provide complementary services such as laundry & showers, food & beverages, health & wellbeing, new clothing to name a few. Our funding of $10,000 from the Lyone Foundation provides up to 360 people accommodation for safe sleeps (18 nights).