Beam supports homeless people through training and into rewarding work.
Each person has been referred to Beam by a homelessness organisation.
You fund their training. And we support them into work.
People think plumbing is just unblocking sinks, but there is so much more. I’m interested in all aspects of it and am excited and nervous to start training!
I became homeless 5 years ago after a relationship breakdown. I was sleeping rough on and off, staying on buses, sometimes sofa surfing and staying with others.
The council put me into emergency accommodation and, from there, I was referred to St Mungo's. Staying with St Mungo's has given me some stability but I would really like to be able to support myself. The dream would be to have my own place to call home!
Going into full-time work will help me regain my self-esteem. I’ve completed general construction training when I was at St Mungo’s but would like to specialise in plumbing now. I was always interested in plumbing in school but just never had the opportunity to pursue it.
When this is all done and I have a stable job and a home to go back to, I hope to be able to spend some time at the seaside, looking out at the sea. It really reminds me of my childhood!Show More
Adam's campaign began to fund
Adam begins his plumbing diploma
Adam finishes his plumbing diploma
Adam finds full time work as a plumber
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.
It's your money.
We work hard to ensure that you can give confidently.
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.