Pat's campaign has fully funded! 🎉 A Beam employee is now supporting him on his journey through training and into work as a site manager.
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I’ve got a job! It’s structured. I’m like everybody else now. It’s back to years ago and it’s really nice actually. I’m ready to further my career and I’m enjoying it.
I am Site Supervisor in the Fabrication Division of the London Crossrail project. I supervise about 10 guys, and we are doing the ticket hall cladding - some of the nice shiny stuff that you never notice when you pass!
I’m really enjoying it and I’m glad to be back in that world again. It’s fun, there’s always something to laugh about and the camaraderie is great. There is a serious side as well; getting the job done, paperwork and computer work.
My family are really proud of me. I’m over 2 years sober now and a lot of people are really happy for me. I’m off benefits, I’m making my own money and paying my own way. It’s huge.
Beam just kickstarted me again and gave me the impetus to keep moving forward. You raised the money so quickly, then I did the courses and suddenly I ended up with a job. Things really fell into place for me. Without Beam I wouldn’t be in work now. Even now I feel supported and I just want to give back.
All I can say to my supporters is you have changed my life. By giving money to Beam, I don’t think you realise how important it is. You are changing lives in months. My life has changed so quickly - I just want to say thank you.
"My life has totally changed. It's beyond my wildest dreams to be here".
Pat is referred by Kairos, one of Beam's partners
Pat's campaign begins to fund
Pat's campaign fully funds
Pat completes his Site Management Safety Training Scheme qualification
Pat completes his First Aid at Work qualification and can now work as an authorised construction site supervisor
Pat starts full-time work as a construction site manager
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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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.