Solving one of society’s problems
The Yellow Bus project opened its doors on Christmas Eve 2018 and it has continued to support rough sleepers.
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.
The Big Yellow Bus Project aims to take rough sleepers off our streets and provide them with a safe and warm shelter, as well as the opportunity to get their lives back on track.
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.