The aim of Beddown is to take spaces that are commonly used and busy during the day but at night are left vacant or empty. Beddown then activates and repurposes the space at night into pop-up accommodation to ensure the homeless, those who are sleeping rough are then able to come and get into a bed at night. Many of the homeless 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
- It can also impair cognitive function and lead to alcohol or drug use.
- Those who sleep rough are security conscious too in fear of being attacked and goods taken
By providing a safe, secure and comfortable place to get a good night’s rest, we help restore health, dignity and respect for our guests.
Beddown also works with other charitable organisation that can provide complementary services such as laundry & showers, food & beverages, health & wellbeing, clothing etc.
We look to activate empty, dormant, underutilised spaces such as backpackers, halls, offices, industrial which lie vacant across Australia which can become a temporary sanctuary for those experiencing homelessness that help to start to rebuild lives.
Beddown is being built on three foundation principles:
- We believe everyone deserves a bed to sleep in.
- Repairing the quality of life, before building a life of quality
- Expedite the end of Beddown.