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Stephen

TARGET CAREER: PLANT OPERATOR
Caseworker:
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Progress

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Story
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Ever wondered how the newspaper gets to you? It used to be my job to know. At 17, I worked full-time in a printing factory in Ireland. I used to do all sorts; organising the daily dispatch, fixing the equipment when it broke, topping up the ink. But a few years later, they upgraded the machines. It turned out the newer models needed less manpower. I ended up redundant and moving to London.

Since moving all those years ago, I’ve struggled to find permanent work. Issues with addiction and a relationship breakdown left me homeless a few years back and this time last year I still lived in a hostel.

So what changed?

Last July, my housing support worker referred me to Beam. I wanted to work in construction but at that point hadn’t stopped using drugs. We all agreed I needed to look at this first. With the support of some amazing people - including my kids - I’ve been clean for nearly 6 months now and recently moved into my own flat! Now I’m raring to get back to work.

Running the plant vehicles on construction sites is a trade I have some experience in. But I need to complete two courses to get the confidence and skills to take that final step back into the workplace.

With your help, I’ll be building a better future for me and my family.

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  • Journey

    Feb 2018

    Stephen is referred by Western Lodge, one of Beam's partners

    May 2018

    Stephen's campaign begins to fund

    June 2018

    Stephen's campaign fully funds

    July 2018

    Stephen completes his 360 Excavator and Streetworks courses

    Aug 2018

    Stephen starts full-time work as a construction plant operator

    Budget
    Qualification

    360 Excavator training
    £1,500
    Streetworks: Levels 1-8
    £780
    Travel for course
    £170
    Hard Hat
    £12
    Contingency*
    £250
    Total
    £2,712
    * Each campaign raises approximately 10% extra towards a pooled contingency fund used to cover any extra costs involved in a member's journey.

    Progress

    100%
    £2,712
    raised
    £2,712
    target
    405
    supporters
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