8,200 PEOPLE IN AUSTRALIA SLEEP ROUGH EACH NIGHT
Let’s be honest, no one on the street gets a good nights sleep. Even us, with a roof over our head, sleeping in a queen size bed with an en-suite struggle. Can you just imagine how quickly things can spiral out of control without sleep?
Access to a safe, comfortable place to sleep means better mental and physical health and ultimately, a chance to take a breath to work on a pathway out of homelessness.
Sleep plays a vital role in good health and wellbeing; and getting enough quality sleep can help protect a person’s mental and, physical health, and ultimately their safety. For those sleeping rough, getting a good nights sleep is virtually impossible and can contribute to long-term homelessness and more.
Sleep deficiency can harm a person’s mental health over time; Low self-esteem, social isolation, and the exacerbation or development of specific mental health disorders including schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Sleep deficiency can harm a person’s physical health over time. For example, ongoing sleep deficiency can raise the risk for some chronic health problems such as, Diabetes, Heart Health, Breathing Problems and Breast Cancer.
Many sleeping on the street are subjected to terrible weather, harassment, bullying, being robbed and worse. Those sleeping on the street also run a high risk of drug and alcohol abuse, further affecting their safety and wellbeing.
At sleepbus® we have a simple focus; provide safe, temporary overnight accommodation to those sleeping rough in Australia. Our aim is to get people off the street and keep them safe and healthy until they can get back on their feet.
Our accommodation is not a long term solution, but what we do provide is a safe , temporary and comfortable place to sleep for the night.
sleepbus® is distinct, yet complementary to existing efforts from other organisations supporting Australians experiencing, or at risk of homelessness. Our work aims to fill a ‘gap’ rather than overlapping or replicating activities that support the urgent needs of people in Australia.
MEET OUR AWESOME SLEEP RELATED PARTNERS.
THOSE ON THE SAME MISSION AS US - TO PROVIDE BETTER SLEEP.
“We’re proud to make equipment and connected health solutions that give those with sleep apnoea, COPD and other respiratory diseases the gift of breath.”
ResMed sponsor the running costs of a sleepbus.
“We had one goal in mind when we started in 2015: to help people sleep better! This meant healthily transforming ones sleep with the right balance of design, ergonomics, and quality materials.“
Ecosa supply mattresses for every sleepbus we build.
“We spend one third of our lives in bed so it is important that our sleep environment is healthy. This ensures a better nights sleep and overall wellbeing.”
Protect-a-Bed supply all our bedding protection for a healthy sleep.
“Tontine has been helping Australian families sleep comfortably for over 60 years, by providing bedding of unrivalled quality and value.”
Tontine provided 3 pallets of bedding for the first sleepbus.