Alex's campaign has fully funded! 🎉 A Beam employee is now supporting him on his journey through training and into work as an electrician.
But other Beam members need your help. Support the greatest number of homeless people to train up and get into work by giving monthly.
I wanted to thank you for your generosity and kind words of encouragement. I am looking forward to getting started on training in the New Year and feel very lucky to have this opportunity. Merry Xmas & Happy New Year to you all!
He raised £2,265 from 210 supporters to become an electrician.
Wow - already over half way there.
Thank you everyone. You're helping me to get back to the life I want to lead. I'm truly touched.
Very excited to be going live on Beam. I'm nervous because I haven't been in a classroom for so long, but excited to open a new chapter in my life. I'll keep you posted on how it all goes.
Alex's campaign began to fund
Alex completes his 18th edition training
Alex completes his advanced inspection and testing courses
Alex returns to work as an approved electrician
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.