What We Do
Beddown activates underutilised spaces to provide safe and secure places for people sleeping rough to connect with relevant service providers and get a good night’s sleep.
Many people experiencing homelessness suffer from sleep deprivation due to the conditions of living on the streets. Sleep deprivation can lead to many physical and mental health conditions, such as:
- Memory Loss
- Impaired cognitive function, leading to alcohol or drug use
- Hyper vigilance for fear of being attacked and/or possessions being taken
By providing an immediate relief response, Beddown with our Community Partners, help restore health, dignity and respect for our guests.
Our highly skilled Community Partners provide vital connections for our guests to a range of service providers to offer a pathway to:
- Links to short and long-term housing
- Referrals to general and specialised medical care (including mental health and addiction support services)
- Connections to government organisations and other support programs
- Clothing, toiletries and other incidentals for personal care and grooming
The Good Night Initiative: Let’s help everyone sleep well tonight.
Beddown is once again activating underutilised spaces into safe and secure overnight accommodation for people sleeping rough.
In 2024, we launch the Good Night Initiative, kickstarting with 1,000 bed nights in vacant hotel rooms to single adults, often newly homeless, sleeping rough on the streets of our cities and towns.
Working with trusted community organisations highly experienced in ensuring people sleeping rough can access pathways to sustainable housing, Beddown is providing an immediate relief response with health and wellbeing at its heart.
Beddown’s Breakfast Club
In the heart of Ipswich CBD, Beddown provides a free Breakfast Club Service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 7am to 9am for single adults sleeping rough.
In the spirit of activating underutilised spaces, Beddown operates our Breakfast Club at inCommunity Inc’s HQ (59 Limestone Street, Ipswich), in a space that was once a restaurant venue.
Beddown guests at Breakfast Club are welcomed with warm hospitality and offered a cup of coffee, a bite to eat and a friendly conversation with our Beddown team and valued volunteers.
We collaborate with important community service providers including BUSY Ability, Drug ARM and the Salvation Army as well as inCommunity Connect’s Assertive Outreach and Case Management team to ensure Beddown guests are provided with vital links to targeted wrap-around support to empower them on their pathway to sustainable housing.