Sunday, November 17, 2019

Why hasn't anyone else thought of this?

A charity in Australia named Beddown decided to help homeless people get a good night's sleep. Their aim is to take common places which are not used at night and make them into homeless shelters. The charity asked one of the largest car park operators in Brisbane for help, and they agreed to launch a two-week trial program.

The garage was a safe and secure place for the homeless to get a good night's sleep. The charity also provided other services, including doctors, nurses, hairdressers, and dentists. It provided new clothing and a place to shower. Here are some of the initial statistics after the first two-week trial.  77% of homeless were male. 23% were female. All guests said they felt safe during their stay. Due to overcapacity, 9 people were turned away in one night. The youngest person who tried to access Beddown was just 15 years old.

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