Over the last few years, I feel like I’ve been everywhere except somewhere I could call home.
I grew up in Sudan but, after suffering persecution, I fled. From there, I ended up in Libya. Sadly, things didn’t get much better and I travelled through Europe, even camping in the Calais Jungle for a short while. Eventually (and thankfully!) the UK government granted me asylum. But I still had nowhere to live. From the streets, some amazing workers from St Mungo’s helped me into temporary housing. And this is still where I am today!
Plumbing is a trade I did many years ago in my home country. I know I can do it well and enjoy the process of fixing things. But to work in the UK, I first need the right qualification. And with your help, I know I can get there! After that, I can’t wait to start working and finally move into my own flat.Show More
Mutaz is referred by St Mungos, one of Beam's partners
Mutaz's campaign goes live
Mutaz begins his plumbing course
Mutaz completes his plumbing course
Mutaz starts 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.
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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.