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.
I’m doing this work so I can build my future, be happier and just live a better life. Going forward, it will be good to not have to worry about where I live. Getting a stable job so I can rent my own apartment and leave temporary accommodation is what’s motivating me.
Before last year, I had a stable job and my own flat. However last year I found myself homeless. I assisted the police with an investigation, and with everything that went on, it wasn't safe for me to go back to my flat. In the end, I had to leave my home and area. I found myself back at square one. St Mungo's supported me into temporary housing, but I'm independent enough to move on and and am keen to sort my own place now. I just need a good job to do that!
I’ve worked on construction sites before and know I like it. Ever since the first time that I worked on site, I've known that I want to become a crane supervisor. It’s a responsible job and looks really interesting as well. There’s a lot of logistics and planning involved. After gaining the experience as a supervisor, I want to get into site management. This has been a really bad stage of my life but I'm determined to be more responsible now and do everything I can to get myself in work by July - thank you for your support in getting me back there.
Due to the member's personal history, we've kept this profile anonymous.Show More
Josh's campaign began to fund
Josh begins his slinger signaller & crane supervisor course
Josh completes his slinger signaller & crane supervisor course
Josh starts full-time work as a crane supervisor
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.