Backpack Bed for Homeless (formerly known as Swags for Homeless) is a nationally accredited charity in Australia and is winner of 2011 Australian Human Rights award for best Community Organisation; Australia’s highest honor. Founder Tony Clark and his wife Lisa designed the life saving bed to give dignity to homeless turned away from shelter.
It is no mean feat, governments around the world have yet to figure out how to give dignity and protect the human rights of people sleeping on the street. Yet, the internationally acclaimed Backpack Bed has proven; by the support of over 400 homeless authorities and 1000’s of homeless, to improve the health, dignity and comfort of those sleeping on our streets, under bridges and throughout our cities.
The Backpack Bed has been awarded seven product design awards including the World’s largest and most prestigious product design award; the German 2011 Red Dot “Best of the Best”. It was chosen from 4433 products from 60 countries and has been acquired 4 international museums.