Stephen's campaign has fully funded! 🎉 A Beam employee is now supporting him on his journey through training and into work as a digger operator.
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After a few weeks of being in and out of work I'm back on the job.
Doing what I love to do and driving my machine! 🚜
Thanks for all your help,
Just a quick update - I found a job! This is week two and I'm getting back into the swing of things. 👷
Now that I'm earning good money I can start to look for a bigger place to live that's affordable.
l would like to thank everyone for their help and support in getting me back to work doing something I love.
I just like to thank everyone for their support. I successfully passed my streetworks course and now I'm nearly finished my 360° excavator training! 💪
The picture above is me with one of the machines.
Thank you for all your help.
I would like to thank everyone for their help and support. I've just finished my Street Works and Highways course this week. 🚧
Am now looking forward to my 360 degree excavator training next week, so thank you everybody for all your help!
I'd like to thank everyone for their support and generosity. Every week I'm getting closer to my training and to getting back to work and being a productive member of society. 💪
Thank you everyone!
I have started going to the gym a lot recently. 🏋️ I am trying to improve my physical health which will also improve my mental health and wellbeing, so I am well prepared for my training course and getting back to work. 👷
Thank you for all your support so far!
If it wasn’t for Beam I'd still be out there doing things I shouldn't be doing, in places I shouldn't be and with people I shouldn't be with.
Beam was my turning point. 100%.
I was probably one of the first ones that came to Beam. They approached me 9 months before the launch in the hostel I lived in. I said I was interested. I was clean at the time but I relapsed when I left the hostel.
I did tell Seb I had started smoking cannabis again and he said I couldn't do plant operating while using.
Seb told me to get in touch with the drug and alcohol services which I did and I went to a support group. I got a new sponsor and I stopped using! 6 months ago! This is the first time I have been clean for this long.
I did it because I wanted to be part of Beam. It was holding me back for years. And now I'm here!
Thanks for your help. It will go a long way to help me to build a better life for me and my family's future.
Stephen is referred by Western Lodge, one of Beam's partners
Stephen's campaign begins to fund
Stephen's campaign fully funds
Stephen completes his Digger and Streetworks courses
Stephen starts full-time work as a digger operator
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.