Sleep Pod Fundraising Campaign

Sleep Pods are an emergency aid for rough sleepers in severe weather conditions. They are built to help protect rough sleepers in the UK & refugees.

Why is Sleep Pod necessary?


Co-founder of the Sleep Pod Project, Pete Kenyon says “We have created an emergency aid for rough sleepers, sleeping out in severe cold wet weather conditions.”

  • The number of rough sleepers in this country has risen by 169% since 2010. People are dying on the streets with tragic regularity. For rough sleepers in the UK and refugees in Europe, many of these deaths are a result of exposure to extreme weather conditions. A Sleep pod could help prevent these deaths.

 

  • The Sleep Pods are built as a short-term solution for rough sleepers to help them through the night, keeping them warm and dry. The Sleep Pod team strongly believe in helping to protect rough sleepers by working in partnership with homeless charities and outreach teams encouraging rough sleepers to access their local homeless support services. The homeless support services provide a key service, helping rough sleepers get access to suitable accommodation, support with finding work and motivating people’s personal recovery. 

“We have aligned ourselves with groups offering much needed support to rough sleepers.” Justin Devereux, Co-founder of the Sleep Pod Project.

  • The Sleep Pod project is a non-profit organisation driven to help the most vulnerable members of our society who are sleeping rough. Sleep Pods can never make sleeping outside safe, however our hope is that they can offer some meaningful protection from the elements to help rough sleepers through the night. As an organisation we look forward to the day that Sleep Pods are not required. Until then we aim to keep providing them to those most in need of our help. 

Photo Credit: Nadia Porter

Who are we


  • We were founded in April 2018. We have since built 1,000 Sleep Pods which have been distributed to people on the streets in Birmingham, Bolton, Bristol, Northampton, Sheffield, Walsall, Wolverhampton.  We have formed strong partnerships with organisations working to support refugees by distributing Sleep Pods for refugees in Paris, Calais and Dunkirk. Once the Pods are built we will work with outreach teams in the UK and charities in Europe to distribute Sleep Pods where they are needed.

Photo Credit: Mo Nawaz 

  • The Sleep Pod Founders, Ian, Justin and Pete met while they were volunteering in refugee camps in Europe in 2016. Through these shared experiences they were driven into action and designed the Sleep Pod to help prevent unnecessary deaths on our streets. After a lengthy design process, field tests and feedback from users the Sleep pod is now ready to be built on mass and distributed where ever it is needed.

  • We believe Sleep Pod is one way everybody can make a contribution and know that it will make a difference. We are a small team of friends who are heavily dependent on the support of our volunteers to help fund raise and build new Sleep Pods at volunteer workshops.

What is a Sleep Pod


The Sleep Pod is a Lifesaving Shelter. Sleep Pods are an emergency aid for rough sleepers in severe weather conditions. They are built to help protect rough sleepers in the UK and refugees in Europe.

Sleep Pods are an emergency aid built to help keep people warm and dry.

Sleep Pods are:

  • Insulated Self-Warming

  • +11°C inside when -6°C outside

  • Rainproof

  • Windproof

  • Quick and Easy to Use

  • Lightweight, Easy to Pack and Carry

  • 1 Sleep Pod costs £25 *Jun 2019

  • Easy to make, made by teams of volunteers.

 

How you can help

Please donate to the project and share link with your friends and family. Thanks for supporting Sleep Pod. 

 

 

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