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Abderrahim

TARGET CAREER: LORRY DRIVER
Caseworker:
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It’s been years since I have had a proper home. Years of sleeping on the streets, in winter shelters, or a few nights in a hostel when I can get together the cash. It’s not been a good situation. Still, I don’t feel any sadness. Do you know what I tell people? That I have a candle of hope and I’ve never let it go out. I know that with this training, I will be able to leave homelessness behind for good.

I was a window cleaner in Spain for a long time but after the economic crisis the business collapsed. I ran out of money, lost my flat and sold my car. All I wanted was to work - but with unemployment so high it was impossible to find a job in Spain. Two years ago I ended up in Dover without even enough money for a train ticket. I struggled to find permanent work suitable for my experience and abilities. Without an address, this was really tough. Yet I was determined that here I could turn things around.

I was referred to Beam and we discovered I had a skill that’s in high demand - an HGV licence to drive lorries. I just need to update my training and get some recent experience behind the wheel. With a couple of refresher courses, I can get back on the road. A steady job will change everything for me. With your support, the hope that I have carried for so long can finally become my reality.

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  • Journey

    April 2018

    Abderrahim is referred by one of Beam's charity partners, the West London Mission

    May 2018

    Abderrahim's campaign begins to fund

    July 2018

    Abderrahim's campaign fully funds

    Aug 2018

    Abderrahim begins his refresher course in HGV training

    Sept 2018

    Abderrahim updates his driver certificate of professional competence

    Oct 2018

    Abderrahim is registered with a driving employment agency and begins work as a lorry driver

    Budget
    Qualification

    C+E vehicle refresher training
    £1,500
    Renewal of Driver Certificate of Professional Competence
    £400
    Transport to training
    £34
    Contingency*
    £194
    Total
    £2,128
    * Each campaign raises approximately 10% extra towards a pooled contingency fund used to cover any extra costs involved in a member's journey.

    Progress

    100%
    £2,128
    raised
    £2,128
    target
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