Latest COVID-19 Blog HOPE launches emergency bed appeal HOPE has launched an emergency bed appeal to help buy beds for 8 new homeless people. Since the start of coronavirus, we have seen a huge increase in people coming forward for emergency shelter at Hope House, Nottinghamshire’s only 24/7 emergency hostel. The pandemic has left people without homes; sofa-surfers have been forced out of temporary accommodation due to worries around staying in crowded houses, and rough sleepers have nowhere safe and clean to stay. We also expect for the number of homeless people to rise when protections around evictions are lifted- people who have lost their jobs and can’t afford to pay rent will be forced out of their homes. We are increasing our capacity at Hope House from 14 beds to 22- we need your help to do this. Please donate now to help us buy beds for 8 new homeless people who have nowhere else to go during coronavirus. Your donations will also go towards buying pillows, sheets, duvets and bedding to ensure we can keep new people safe and well. If we are unable to increase capacity at Hope House, homeless people will have to be turned away. This is out of the question. Please donate now to ensure no homeless person has to be turned away. £3 will buy a homeless person a pillow. £8 will buy a set of sheets. £24 will buy a duvet and bedding. £55 will buy a homeless person a mattress. £75 will buy a homeless person a bed. Please donate now or read more here.