Backpack Beds Project

A new backpack portable shelter is now helping to improve the quality of life for people who are facing a daunting night, sleeping on the streets of Cornwall.

The backpack shelters are fully waterproof, light and provide essential emergency relief to those living on the streets.
They are cost effective (£100 each) and will last longer than traditional sleeping bags and blankets that will become wet, get damp and eventually be discarded.

These innovative backpack shelters will improve people’s health, safety, self-esteem, sleep, warmth and comfort.

Donations and charitable funding has enabled over 270 backpack beds to be purchased and these have been distributed to most of the voluntary and community sector organisations to help the homeless in Cornwall.