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.
Being able to put a smile on someone’s face and make their day 10x better is amazing. I can’t wait to work as a beautician and be that person - making someone feel better about themselves.
Where did my passion first come from? It’s something I’ve been interested in for a long time! I completed a short course in nails and beauty a few years ago now. I was offered to continue with the Level 2 course at one of the big beauty schools in London. And I would’ve loved to have done this, but I didn’t have the funds.
Recently, I had to leave home. Well, I was kicked out. Friends and family are helping me out, but I am trying to find my own place. I’m working at the moment, and viewing places whenever I can, but finding somewhere affordable in London is hard. I was advised by a friend to go to my local council where my situation would be solved. I met a lovely lady who is giving me advice on my housing situation. She also asked what I was interested in doing with my life. I told her I want to do something in beauty! She was the one who referred me to Beam.
The best thing about this course is going to be meeting new people and building my connections in the industry. Once I’m fully qualified, I hope to go into a job that will make me financially stable and happy in the future. I am so motivated to be able to do a job that I look forward to going to. In time, I would love to be able to build my own clients and brand. My main goal is make sure I have no regrets.Show More
Monique's campaign began to fund
Monique begins her Level 2 course
Monique completes her Level 2 course and receives her diploma
Monique starts full-time work as a Beautician
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.