Backpack Bed for a street sleeping homeless person without shelter.
- This year 49,200 Aussies will sleep outside (ABS 2016).
- In 61% of requests for crisis accommodation none was available (AIHW 2012).
- Up to 21% of those sleeping on the streets have reported suffering from hypothermia, frostbite or trench foot. (MS2H 2010)
600+ homeless agencies across Australia provide Backpack Beds to street sleeping homeless people - the backpack rolls out to an all weather protected lightweight bed. Only 3kg the Backpack Bed also enables belongings to be carried and has a lockable pocket.
Backpack Beds are study proven to improve homeless dignity, health, self-esteem, comfort, sleep and safety.