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.
Thank you for your help in making my dreams come true. I hope this will change things around for me and my family.
For almost five years, I wasn't allowed to work because of circumstances outside of my control. Over this time, my family and I have been supported by our Church and good friends, but this is no longer possible - so I'm working my hardest to come up with a plan for what to do next, after being told recently that I can work again.
I've worked in security before, and was really good at it. So I've decided to go for security training and get a new SIA licence, to enable me to start work as a security guard. Then, I'll be able to pay my bills and take care of my family.
I'm looking forward to protecting people and properties again. If I have the opportunity, I would love to work in a gallery or museum, because art is one of my biggest passions. Or I'd like to work in a security team in a hospital, so I can make sure that people who are sick, and who are vulnerable, are safe.
Top is working with Beam as he is at risk of homelessness. For personal reasons, Top has chosen to use a pseudonym rather than his real name.Show More
Top's campaign began to fund
Top began his security training
Top completes his training and applies for his SIA licence
Top receives his SIA licence and starts work as a security officer
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.