Footwork provided the seed funding to prototype sleeping pod accommodation for homeless shelter charity, Shelter From The Storm.
This exciting new project will double the number of beds we can provide for people who’ve experienced homelessness to 36, as well as improving the quality of the accommodation we currently offer. Our open plan dorm style bedrooms have served us well for 14 years but Covid has made us all more anxious about sharing communal spaces and this is especially true of our guests.
We’ve reimagined our bedroom spaces to address this issue providing privacy, a reassuring sense of security and a more permanent solution for our dormitories. Each bed space will be accessible through an entrance hatch. Within each sleeping pod there will be a bed and a small amount of space to leave some belongings as well as a USB charging point and a reading light. Each guest also has their own lockable wardrobe. The entrance to each bed has a roller blind, allowing each guest to create a fully enclosed space which is cosy and private and that each person can truly feel is their own. There are two different designs, one for dorms A and B and one for dorm C which will be the women’s dorm.