Between 2017 – 2018 Sleepsafe helped 43 people to move off the streets of Bournemouth and in to safer and more secure accommodation. ♥️🏠♥️
The Winter emergency beds programme was run in 10 local churches under the BCARS banner and facilitated by Faithworks – around 120 wonderful volunteers provided food, drinks, a ready welcome and a word of encouragement. Only 2 folk couldn’t be housed at the end of the 4 month project.
Here’s what one “guest” said:
When I came into Sleepsafe I had no purpose or direction, I was lost, and I needed to take stock of my life. I have a daughter locally, who I love very much, and I want her to be proud of me. I was fed up with drinking and sleeping in my ex-wife’s shed. I haven’t drunk for 3 weeks now and tomorrow I’m moving into Emmaus, so I have my own room and work which is brilliant. What’s really brilliant is that my daughter can come and visit me as well. Thank you Sleepsafe.”
Planning has now started for winter 2018-19 – look out for volunteer opportunities through Street Support Bournemouth – Give Help
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