Abderrahim's campaign has fully funded! 🎉 A Beam employee is now supporting him on his journey through training and into work as a lorry driver.
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It's been a while since my last update. I've been busy but for a great reason. I'm back in full time work!👍
After my refresher lessons I felt confident enough to start applying for driving jobs and last month I was given a contract driving refuse trucks in London. 🚛
It's great to have a job with enough hours and good pay. I now want to start looking for a new place to live. So everything is going well - a big thank you for all of your help!
With my campaign fully funded I was able to book my first driving refresher session. I was a bit nervous as it was the first time I've driven a lorry since 2012 and the first time I have ever driven on the left. I did four hours and we drove to all the way to another town.
The teacher said I did well but told me I should have a bit more practice. Luckily I have another 16 hours of training to go and will move into the bigger vehicles next time. After this I can go to the recruitment agency and look for work. Thank you to all of my supporters!
I've now raised enough money to book my refresher driver training - after that I can start looking for work! 🚚🎉
I wish all my supporters good health and good luck and I thank you all very much for this help. For me this is a great support in turning my life around, and giving me the best chance that my hopes will became a reality.
Abderrahim is referred by one of Beam's charity partners, the West London Mission
Abderrahim's campaign begins to fund
Abderrahim's campaign fully funds
Abderrahim begins his refresher course in HGV training
Abderrahim updates his driver certificate of professional competence
Abderrahim begins work as a lorry driver
Too often homeless people are forced to lie out of sheer desperation. We think it's better when relationships are built on trust and honesty. Beam verifies each member in 4 ways:
1. Referral: every member of Beam is referred by a registered homelessness charity or local authority.
2. Interviews: before their campaign launches, each member is interviewed twice by a Beam Member Manager.
3. References: we take references on each member from the charity who refers them and someone in a position of responsibility.
4. Profile: we take great care to verify information in a member's story is true.
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A caseworker or "Member Manager" is an employee of Beam who helps those referred to Beam to plan a crowdfunding campaign and supports them through training and into work.
All Member Managers are trained professionals who specialise in supporting vulnerable adults by focusing on their strengths and abilities.