Tony's campaign has fully funded! 🎉 A Beam employee is now supporting him on his journey through training and into work as an electrician.
But other Beam members need your help. Support the greatest number of homeless people to train up and get into work by giving monthly.
I have plenty of regrets about my past which I can't change. The only thing I can do is work and keep moving forwards and that's really why I'm on Beam - to help me do that. For the last couple of years, I've been living in a hostel, rebuilding my life and growing in confidence after a period of personal difficulties.
Today, I've worked hard towards passing Level 1 and Level 2 exams. I've borrowed the money to pay for my Level 2 myself but without Beam would not be able to fund Level 3 which I need to become a fully qualified electrician. Why electrics you ask? Because it's really satisfying for me to get things like circuits working and resolving faults.
I'm just so eager to stand on my own two feet and be a part of the community. At the end of the day, that means I don't want to be a suck on resources, I want to be a resource. In particular, I have two sons and want to be the best provider and Dad I can be for them.Show More
Tony is referred by Kairos, one of Beam's partners
Tony's campaign is fully funded
Tony starts Level 3
Tony achieves a crucial wiring qualification
Tony is working as an electrician while developing his portfolio to achieve a full NVQ
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.