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.
Having my own accommodation and being healthy and happy is my goal.
For the first time, I have now been able to start thinking about my career path. I spoke to other residents at my hostel, my support workers and security officers. They all had positive experiences in this line of work, and so I knew this was my chosen path.
I became homeless in March 2018. I was living with my father and the rent went up. We could no longer afford the extra rent that was due. My father moved into smaller accommodation and I slept in a friend's car for over a month.
Things started to improve when I found the YMCA. My application was accepted and I was accommodated in April 2018. I joined the gym, started eating healthily and learning new skills. I am now focused and know I will be able to concentrate on my work.
It will be really interesting and rewarding doing work that protects the public. My motivation to is to get into full-time employment, so I can find myself a permanent home. I am really looking forward to being part of a work team and gaining a qualification that I have never been able to do. Once things are more settled down, I would love to get some motorbike lessons!Show More
Wesley's campaign began to fund
Wesley began his security training
Wesley completes his training and applies for his SIA licence
Wesley receives his SIA license & starts work
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.