SleepSafe is our Winter months homeless shelter. We partner with six other churches in and around the Bournemouth town centre to ensure there’s a crisis provision at the coldest time of year.
The SleepSafe scheme is run in partnership with our mission partner Faithworks. Sleepsafe is a winter emergency beds scheme for rough sleepers who want to make a change in their lives. Six church venues are used to provide space for 12 beds each night over 22 weeks of the winter.
The results of this scheme in Bournemouth speak for themselves:
22 weeks provision of emergency beds provided over the coldest winter months
80 Sleepsafe guests
47 moved in to more secure accommodation
13 received Home-start packs enabling them to turn a room in to a home
9 church venues provided
£42,000 funding raised including £18,000 by churches and individuals
Contributed to reduction in formal “street count ” numbers of rough sleepers in Bournemouth