We deliver beds and basics to children in poverty.
This helps families in crisis rise up from surviving to thriving so that children can Eat, Sleep and Learn.
- Equal Opportunities to Succeed
- Education Makes the Difference
Every Head a Bed
Every Head a Bed is our commitment to help ensure all children to have somewhere safe and comfortable to sleep with good, consistent access to healthy and nutritious food in order for them to succeed at school.
Not having regular nutritious meals at home, or not having an appropriate bed to sleep in, means that children do not have the basic foundations for healthy growth or the energy to concentrate at school and learn.– Joseph Howes, CEO Buttle UK
Zarach believes that well rested and well-fed children are increasingly ready to learn. Engaging in education gives children the tools they need to break the cycle of poverty, help their families out of crisis and improve the breadth of opportunities available to their future selves.
But this is about more than just a bed
We are here to bring lasting and positive change to those children growing up in the grips of poverty crisis through bed bundle deliveries, tailored support packages, raising awareness, advocating policy change and by galvanising people and resources across the UK.
Every House a Home
We know that a bed alone cannot break the cycle of poverty that our families face. So, our delivery is the first step of a new journey for every child and their family.
“Every day I see the effects of children living in poverty.”
I’m an Assistant Head Teacher at an inner-city Primary School in Leeds. After a decade in the job, hungry children, poor living conditions and social care referrals has sadly become the norm. Children being hungry or not having a bed is unacceptable. We are better than this!
Whilst teaching an 11-year old boy, I noticed he was scratching his tummy. He told me he and his younger brother shared a cushion to sleep on. A cushion that had bed bugs which made his tummy itchy.
At the time I was in the middle of teaching a lesson on irregular tense verbs. I realised I had a choice; to be satisfied that I’m teaching him grammar because it’s what I’m paid to do, or to continue to be the best teacher I can be whilst also using my time and influence to make sure every child in our city has their basic needs met, gets a good night’s sleep and an equal opportunity to get the best education at school.
Bex Wilson, Founder and Trustee