This year 40,878 Australians will sleep on our streets.*
Backpack Bed for Homeless provides Backpack Beds to street sleeping homeless people without shelter. The Backpack Bed has been specifically designed for people on the streets - a 2.9kg backpack that rolls out to an all weather protected bed
Distributed via over 700 homeless agencies across Australia.
The Backpack Bed is study proven to improve homeless health, dignity, sleep, warmth, comfort, self esteem and safety.
Up to 21% of street sleeping homeless have suffered hypothermia, frostbite or trenchfoot.**
Awarded Australian Human rights Award in 2011 by the Australian Human Rights Commission - due to the dignity Backpack Bed provides.
* ABS 2011
** MS2H 2010