I’m so excited about starting my career as a dental nurse! Lots of my family members are nurses so I guess that it’s in my DNA. This job is all about being ready to assist and reassure. So I’ll be putting my organisation skills and helping nature to good use.
Steady work will mean the end of a tough period for me and my young daughter. Two years ago, after leaving a difficult relationship, we found ourselves with nowhere to stay. I had become isolated from family and friends, and didn’t know where to turn. Eventually I was placed in temporary accommodation. But with only part-time work and low wages, I struggled to pay the bills and fell into debt. I realised that training was the key to a new start. With the right qualification, I can find good work to pay the rent, and support me and my daughter. And thanks to St Mungo's who referred me to Beam for funding, this dream has started to become a reality!
This course is only the beginning. I want to work my way up to become a dental practice manager. Once I’m living in my own place, debt-free, I'll be looking for ways to give back. I’d love to start a project that helps other homeless single mums. Thank you so much for your support in making this first step.Show More
Regina is referred by St Mungo's, one of Beam's charity partners
Regina's campaign begins to fund
Regina begins her trainee dental nurse work placement
Regina starts her dental nursing diploma
Regina completes her course to become a fully qualified dental nurse
Regina can work full-time as a dental nurse
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.