"We're a diverse group of people from all walks of life & faiths, united by our desire to feed the homeless in Bristol & Weston Super Mare."
Our volunteers are split into three main groups; the cooks provide hot meals, sandwiches and snacks, the walkers distribute this food along with any warm clothing, blankets and sleeping bags that have been donated, directly to the needy on the streets and the management team (including our dedicated trustees) help ensure we meet our core objectives and continue to grow.
Trustee Shada Nasrullah has actively helped distribute Sleep Pods as an emergency aid to help the rough sleepers across parts of Bristol.
Feed The Homeless Bristol charity, and the outreach teams provide a key service encouraging rough sleepers to access their local homeless support services and to help feed the needy on the streets.
Refresh West specialise in providing bar services for festivals and events across the UK.
Joby Andrews mobilised the Bristol Music and Festival Scene, and local businesses in Bristol raising £10,000.00 to build 400 Sleep Pods.
Refresh West director Joby Andrews said: “This is a truly Bristol collaboration of people who recognise there is a homeless crisis in our city and have come together with an emergency measure to stop people dying on the streets this Christmas."
A Massive Thank You to everyone who contributed to the Sleep Pod Project and helped fundraise: Geoff Barrow Beak, John Beavis Idles, Tom Manger Babyhead, Tom Friend Friendly Records, Aid Box Community, Imogen Mcintosh, Feed The Homeless Bristol, Shada Nasrullah, Love Saves the Day, Boomtown, Shambala, Give a S*** Xmas, Banksy, Marcus Wells, William Vincent Clarke, and Sarah Rice.
Joby and his team have gone above and beyond supporting the Sleep Pod Project. Joby has reached out to the local councils and homeless charities to work together to provide rough sleepers with the emergency aid the Sleep Pod. He set up the Sleep Pod Response Team so Sleep Pods could be distributed across parts of Bristol and Weston-super-Mare.
The Sleep Pod Response Team have demonstrated so well how a city can pull together and help protect the most vulnerable members of their community. You guys are doing amazing work and we hope other cities can replicate your drive and vision.
Joby also organised two Sleep Pod builds in Bristol in December, successfully building 200 new Sleep Pods. He plans to organise another Bristol build in January 2020 to build another 200 Sleep Pods.
Sussex Homeless Support are a registered non-profit Brighton based charity.
We provide support, accommodation, advice, and outreach to people suffering housing crisis in Sussex.
Run by volunteers, we rely solely on donations to continue our work. Every Sunday we run a Street Kitchen at The Clocktower in Brighton where we serve meals, give out clothes and advice to over 120 homeless people.
"We won’t turn anyone in need away and we’ll aim to help in any way that we can."
In response to the lack of shelter in Brighton, we have converted a No.3 orange double decker bus into a mobile hostel, and are currently converting a second bus into a safe shelter for homeless women. Between them our buses sleep 24 people each night throughout the winter months and are open from 8pm to 7am every night.
Jim Deans Founder / Director of SHS supports the Sleep Pod Project. We donated 38 Sleep Pods to Sussex Homeless Support Charity.
The Sleep Pod co-founders worked first hand with Heather and Kevin the founders of P.R.G.S. They were an obvious choice to partner up with in Paris. Heather and Kevin have a deep understanding and passion to make a difference supporting refugees in Paris. They have kindly distributed 100 Sleep Pods to refugees in Paris.
P.R.G.S. are a mobile distribution and coordination team. During the day they work from a warehouse, sorting and receiving donations. During the night they work from their vans distributing vital aid in the most effective, responsible and thorough way possible.
“Our goal is simple.We provide essential humanitarian aid and comfort to those living in these appalling and hopeless situations. We work with dignity, with passion and with determination. We liaise with other like-minded groups to offer maximum support.”
MEENA means LOVE in Pashto. Formerly known as the Unofficial Women’s and Children’s Centre in the Calais “Jungle” the team led by Liz Clegg and Inca Sorrell have set up a centre in Birmingham focusing on the often overlooked women and children in the refugee crisis, only now much closer to home. Liz Clegg has openly shared her support of the Sleep Pod Project.
Our mission for HomeLess One is to ensure that, every homeless person receives one hot meal in Birmingham from our kitchen every evening from our Digbeth centre. Moe Nawaz firmly believes in helping others and dedicates much of his time to both these causes and to serving the community. Moe has been very supportive and encouraging towards the Sleep Pod Project.
Our mission is to uphold the basic rights of refugees and asylum seekers by providing practical aid, support and direction and, by doing so, making their daily lives a little easier. Founder Imogen Macintosh shared her wealth of experiences and passion for helping improve the quality of life for refugees. She linked us to her connections so the Sleep Pod Project could reach more organisations supporting refugees.
Imogen Macintosh has teamed up with Joby Andrews actively helped with the Sleep Pod Distribution across parts of Bristol.
Care4Calais is a volunteer run charity delivering essential aid and support to refugees living in the worst conditions across Northern France and Belgium. We believe in a fair and tolerant British society and advocate for a welcoming and inclusive attitude towards refugees. Clare Mosely has kindly distributed 30 Sleep Pods.
We Out Here Festival will be running volunteer workshops to help produce Sleep Pods. Thursday 15th August – Sunday 18th August 2019.
"The amazing Sleep Pod team will be at We Out Here Festival 2019 and we will be asking you to volunteer your time at one of their workshops and help make a difference for those who urgently need it. Sign up coming soon " We Out Here Festival 2019
We offer the very best service and quality in garment printing, embroidery, printed flyers/leaflets, business cards, business stationery, promotional products, banners and posters.
No garment printing order is too big, too small or too difficult. We welcome one-off gift ideas. If we can't do what you require in house we'll try our best to find some one that can.
We have a selection of catalogues with quality garments and products for you to choose from ready for your design using our extensive range of vinyl/flex, digital transfers and embroidery services.
The Sleep Pod team have been blown away with the generosity of Brian Withy - Director/Owner. He has supported Sleep Pod by allowing us to make Sleep Pods in a warehouse sized space that lies behind the main shop and printers. His generosity continued on the very first Sleep Pod build weekend with more than 20 T-Shirts, tea, coffee, etc. As well as this he continues to be a spoke person for what we are doing and the problem that we are trying to be a solution for.
@CoachZoeLewis is the director of leadership and management development consultancy Harvard Lewis Associates Ltd. The company provides corporate development from one to one leadership coaching through to facilitated workshops for groups on topics surrounding leadership and management all over the UK.
Zoe is completely inspired by the selfless work of the @SleepPoduk team and has committed 10% of profit for all new clients in 2019 to supporting the charity.
A huge thank you to the Tame Valley Scouts of Birmingham who were the first scout group ever to take part in a Sleep Pod build on the weekend of the 7th-8th September 2019. The Sleep Pod build team mostly came from the Tame Valley Scouts of Birmingham, ranging from 10 - 74yrs.
This proves that anyone can help make Sleep Pods and help to reduce deaths due to hypothermia and exposure whilst sleeping on the street without adequate protection. The scouts, explorers and leaders from Tame Valley and Sutton Coldfield spent 15 hours building 140 Sleep Pods which will go out to give homeless people a warm and dry place to spend the night. The scouts did a fantastic job, sharing their professionalism, respect, attention to detail and dedication to a good cause. Say something interesting about your business here.
Catching Lives is an independent charity aimed at supporting the rough sleepers, homeless and vulnerably housed in Canterbury and East Kent; those who have, for many reasons, fallen through the gaps in society and feel they have nowhere else to turn.
The Downs * Bristol
Special thanks to the Downs Festival 2019 - BRISTOL Saturday 31st - Sunday 1st September for exhibiting the Sleep Pod Project. Justin one of the Founder's of the Sleep Pod Project had a fantastic time meeting lots of different festival goers sharing the vision of the Sleep Pod Project. Give customers a reason to do business with you.
S.E.L.F. See Every Life Fulfilled
We are a bespoke, grassroots project operated for, by and with our Guests.
Our Mission is to restore the fractures in People's lives by being that healing source and guiding hand to a more positive and safe future.
Angela Sheridan-Hunt Ash and Lisa Forde work closely with their local Birmingham community. Through their spirit and determination they helped raise £2,000 to build 100 Sleep Pods. This money enabled the 1st Sleep Pod build in Birmingham 27- 28 March 2019 at the Printigo premises in . The Sleep Pod workshop was run by the Co-founders Ian Ashby, Justin Derereux and a team of dedicated volunteers, 100 Sleep Pods were built over the weekend.