Decoda's campaign has fully funded! 🎉 A Beam employee is now supporting her on her journey through training and into work as a family support worker.
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 am just taking the time out to update you guys whilst I continue my journey and my studies. I can't thank you enough for helping me to see a brighter future. I am already getting so much good feedback from my teacher and I'm really proud of myself.
I also got recognised with a gold award at my work recently, and have started my volunteering placement. So it's all very busy!
I can't wait to share more stories with you guys. A big big thank you to each and every one of you and blessings to you all.
I just wanna say a big thank you to everyone who has made it possible for me to go back into education and start on my path to becoming a qualified social worker. I have already started my course and I am already loving it.
I have met my tutors and the other students on my course - quite an interesting one.
Thank you for giving me another chance to prove myself and to make a better life for me and my daughter and for me in the future to help others. I will update you on more of my journey as I go on.
Decoda is referred by SHP, one of Beam's charity partners
Decoda's campaign starts to fund
Decoda starts her Level 3 in Health & Social Care
Decoda completes her course and gains her Level 3
Decoda starts a role as a family support worker
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.