The Council’s Housing team have invested in support over 2023 for homeless people in the Borough by entering a year partnership with Beam, the award-winning social enterprise platform.
The Beam platform is providing tailored support and community crowdfunding to currently help eligible local individuals to find stable employment and lift them out of homelessness.
Eligible residents are referred to the scheme by the Council’s Housing team. They are allocated a dedicated Beam caseworker, who prepares their fundraising page to purchase necessities for housing and employment, and supports with CV writing, job applications and house-hunting.
Donations come from members of the public, who receive updates on the people they support and send messages of encouragement along the way – boosting the recipient’s confidence and wellbeing.
You can visit www.beam.org to donate to a host of deserving recipients to get them back on their feet.
For safety reasons, individuals receiving assistance from the Beam contract have anonymity.
As of 1 November 2023:
Total who have joined the scheme: 15