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.
Whenever I'm on the bus, I’m always looking at walls from the top deck! Bricklaying might seem the same to you, but it never is! You can use loads of different brick types to create all different designs. I love seeing that final look when a wall is complete. And it’s therapeutic work too!
I’ve been in construction since I was 17 years old, so I’ve got a lot of trades experience. But I’d never done bricklaying before. It was only whilst in prison that I first tried it. I completed a short course and did really well!
After completing my sentence, I was a stay-at-home Dad. But last year, I went through a bad break-up. Things got so bad, I had to move out. Some days, I was rough sleeping. Now I’m in a hostel and I’ve had a lot of good support. People have given me chances. Three of my support workers have all provided new opportunities, which has now led to Beam. Things have started to get better for me!
I’m really looking forward to meeting new people and getting back in work. My hands have got too soft! This is the longest I’ve been out of work. I’m now in a good place to extend my skills. I want to challenge myself and get this qualification. Having my own place so I can catch up on lost time with my son and be a role model for him is all the motivation I need.Show More
Rob's campaign began to fund
Rob began his Level 2 Bricklaying course
Rob completed his Level 2 Bricklaying course
Rob starts full-time work and building his portfolio to achieve the full NVQ award
Rob receives the full NVQ Level 2 Bricklaying qualification
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.