Red Buses Project

Here at Red Umbrella we are passionate about helping in every way we can to eradicate homelessness, city for city across the UK. Unfortunately homelessness is on the rise, this is a manageable problem with the right system in place.

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Image: An example of a bus turned homeless shelter.

Providing temporary shelter for a night or two is so important but does not solve the major issues a rough sleeper has. Give a rough sleeper a refuge for a couple of nights and guess what, on the third night they are back where they started.

A rough sleeper is not only completely vulnerable to the elements and violence, but also has no chance to get to charities offering clothing and food. Having no permanent address means that people are unable to claim benefits, have no chance of employment nor can they enrol to learn some valuable skills. It is a repeating cycle.

The Red Buses Project

Converting unused buses into a shelter for homeless/rough sleepers, but with a significant difference.

We need two buses that drive into city centres at set times every evening.

One bus will be kitted out with beds, food, and a place to shower.

The second bus will register people, give advice around addictions and afflictions and provide group therapy when possible. It will also put relevant steps into motion to get that individual into housing, training and eventually employment.

We are at the beginning of this and we need as much help as possible, we want to supply a future not just a bed...

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Thank you so much to everyone who is prepared to help from,


Plus all the people at Team RED that have dedicated a lot of time and effort to this...


We are here to help, whatever the problem.

Depression, Bullying, Anxiety, Gambling, Fear of Job/career prospects, Alcohol Use Disorder (drink at work and post drinking hangovers), Eating disorders, Panic attacks, Bereavement, Substances (illegal and prescribed), Bipolar, OCD, PTSD, Seasonal Affective Disorder (also known as SAD), General Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder.

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