Homelessness is close to Norm McGillivray’s heart. The challenges faced by his own father back in the early 1970s, Norm witnessed how it can really affect someone’s life.
Fast-forward some forty-something years, and one evening, when parking his car at the local shopping centre Norm realised just how empty the place was. That was when a simple idea came to him… to utilise the space by putting a couple of beds within the parking lot, and provide a couple of services such as access to doctors, dentists and even hairdressers. Not only would this give those experiencing homelessness a good night’s sleep, but essential services would be on hand too.
This is when the idea for Beddown began.