Rise And Shine The Bus Shelter ( East Sussex )

by Rise And Shine Signpost in Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom

Rise And Shine The Bus Shelter ( East Sussex )


raised of £5,000 target


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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by March 19th 2019 at 10:38pm

We Plan To Convert A Bright Yellow Double Decker Bus To A Place Of Comfort And Warmth For People In Need (Hostel + Crisis Point)

by Rise And Shine Signpost in Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom

Welcome To Rise And Shine Signpost The Bus Shelter

Currently At The Moment We Are Developing A 1998 Volvo Olympian To A Night Shelter .. We Are In Need Of So Much Help !! We Have Been Fundraising For A Bus, For About A Year !!!

At First We Needed An Office So We Could Give Our Clients A Bit Of Comfort And Warmth With A Place To Store Emergency Equipment And Much Needed Clothe’s To Be Help People With Practical Need's We Also Needed This Space So We Could Begin Key Working And Help People Longer Term To Guide Them Back The Right Direction .. When Fundraising For An Office It Looked So Costly And Un-Achievable.

But Then We Spotted The Isle Of Wight Bus Shelter “Cost Effective And Practical” , And It Formed From There We Have Plans To Ripp A This Bus Apart And Give It The Love It Needs To Be A Home And A Guiding Star To Those In Need.

Rise And Shine’s Aim Is To Help Assist People In Need. There are so many situations on which some people have to face and a large majority of people cant mange by themselves, family breakdowns, homelessness, no money. Each person has there own way but sometimes the key to someones problem doesn't just lie with a quick meeting. we try to engage with somebody on a more personal level so we can help somebody according to there need and not just that of what a service offers, we want to show people how to become practical how to remove those bad thoughts and become more positive.

Me (Christopher) and My Partner Claire set up Rise And Shine in the hope of assisting people who were in need out of normal office hours. We first developed and piloted our idea back in November of 2016, and in April 2017 We moved forward in creating a social Media and web based Outreach service. Rise and Shine was created based on my own experience of homelessness and crisis.

Since my teenage years me and my Mum would constantly battle I was what some would describe as a tear away. I became homeless very early on in my life and unfortunately this lead me to being mixed up with drugs, drink and crime. No matter what services I attended non priority was all I heard (because of my age) It became very difficult having to adapt to being an adult as well as trying to survive on the streets as then an addict. Because, those moments of feeling high I felt happy, no matter even when I did get help and assistance, I was still pushed back to the streets with no support. When I eventually got somewhere it became some what difficult to keep it as I had no life skills. Eventually I ended up in and out of prison and hospitals from trying to take my own life, still didn't work !! Now seeing my life back then I was just a confused kid, I tried so many hostels so many places, night shelter none were what I needed, I ended up on the streets for a while and this time And I chose it, it became easier as the time went on and now a late teenager, I found myself in some truly terrible situations, I have been sexually assaulted, held at gunpoint and on top of all this I was abused verbally and physically, I have had possessions stolen all for being homeless, I chose my path and now there fear of the barrel of a gun haunts me and has made me and my partner realise, people just need stability and a bit of hope . If somebody had been my contact and help I wouldn't of been or seen or even felt what I had.

Rise And Shine Signpost is a Non Constituted group which was first established in April 2017 and our services differ from person to person as it is very difficult to mould a service for individuals that have so many different situations occur in their lives, we follow a key-working structure which is designed by Sussex Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Services and it also using a guide following a Rehabilitation Of Offenders Program displayed by Probation. Our key-working packs enable us to be able to record an individuals personal achievements and developments as they work with us as a service. We help to identify the negative thoughts in which bring a person to be in a cycle of poverty and homelessness. We help to retrain an individual with encouragement around structure and routine with an element of 121 peer mentoring and guidance. Rise and Shine's main primary objective is to assist people in need. we believe strongly in no judgement, no priority no criteria as everyone needs help sometimes. Our service has been running for about 17 months in which we have helped assist a number of people through our key-working structure and supported many more in need through advice support and basic needs of day to day living. Since establishing we have been operating from our Office home address.

We have been meeting individuals via Outreach and attending to a person to a place more convenient for them. Our service support is much needed and our future plans are to develop a place to work from in so we help Outreach to more people in need and make our service more accessible for those who currently who are in crisis.

Types Of Positions Needed To Complete The Project / We Are Seeking Help From These Positions And Any Skilled Trades Men Or Anyone Who Could Lend A Hand

- Interior Designer's
- Bus Engineers
- Upholster
- Graphic Designer's
- Electrician's
- Plumber's
- Carpenter/Joiner's
- Fundraiser's
- Decorator's
- Civil Law Solicitor's
- Admin Assistants (Home Based)
- Artists
- Key-Worker's
- E-bay Assistants
- Facebook Admin Assistants (Home Based)
- Photographer's
- Web Design Assistants

Donations We Are In Need Of To Complete + Support Our Project

- Broken And Disused/Unwanted Technology , Games Consoles, Phones , Smartphones Tablets , Plasma/ LCD TVs Working Or Non Working , Desktop PC Tower's / Faulty OR Working Flat Screen Computer Monitors , Laptops Net Books Any Condition / Record Players Any Condition , Dvd Players Any Condition , Smart Devices Any Condition , Lamps / Lighting Any Condition

- Vintage Items Of Any Kind , Metal Gravy Boats + Jugs , Cuttlery Of Any Kind ( Please Cover Sharp Knifes ) , Brass Plates , Dolls , Old Cameras + Lenses , Camera Flashes , Dolls , Royal Memorabilia / NO LARGE ITEMS

- Bric A Brac - Retired Goods From House Hold Use Kettles , Toasters , Toys , Games , Clothes , Shoes , Hats , Small Bric A Brack , Small Kitchen Items Utensils

- DVD's , Bluerays , Books , CD's

- A Number Of Building Supplies / Materials , Tools ( Call For More Info + Types Of Positions Needed To Complete The Project

- Old Tools , Electrical Or Hand Tool's Any Condition


To See Our Plans And Our Idea's And What Other's Have Done Please Check Out Our Photo's On Facebook Or View Our Website For Regular Updates ,, Dont Forget To Click Like And Share On Our Page Best Wishes

From Rise And Shine Signpost

Let's make 'Rise And Shine The Bus Shelter ( East Sussex )' happen