Solving one of society’s problems

The Big Yellow Bus Project opened its doors on Christmas Eve 2018 to support rough sleepers.

Due to the bus being shut down when lockdown began in March 2020, we desperately tried to come up with a plan of action to be able to support the homeless alongside the council.

With a flood of support from our community we were able to provide an emergency shelter throughout the pandemic. This would not of been possible without the kind hearted community. Especially, the unit owner Jonathan Seymour-Williams and Property Consultant John Hayward, they and their teams have been fantastic and very supportive.

Through changing times our aims are to support…

The wellbeing of all adults within our community.

To offer interventions to help those that need to get their life back on track, working towards preventing homelessness.

Bridging the gap to avoid homelessness by providing support to those who are going through the process of finding alternative accommodation.



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Homelessness in Cirencester

Homelessness is often thought of as those rough sleeping on our streets, often in shop doorways or in tents.  However, many of those who do not have a home of their own are hidden, sleeping on someone’s sofa or in car or van.

Cirencester Signpost, a local registered charity, indicates there has been an increasing trend of maturity among those sleeping rough, as well as an increase in the ratio of females.

Circumstances directly related to the pandemic has led to an increase in those losing their homes such as job losses and business failures alongside a large number of people sadly having to flee domestic violence and seek safe refuge.

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The Big Yellow Bus Project Shelter

Support us

The Big Yellow Bus Project works hard to make a difference not just to the homeless of Cirencester but all adults within the community who wish to use the services. All donations are greatly received for us to continue supporting those that need it.

We are always looking for individuals to join our amazing team of volunteers, and even one spare hour a week can help.

If you are interested in volunteering at our new centre please contact our Operations Manager Chantelle Walsh for more details at

We would love to hear from you💛