Meet Adam: Plentific's September Beam Pledge. Supporting Homeless People From Training to Trade
September sees Beam celebrate their second birthday. Two years since they began transforming lives like Adam's.
Adam became homeless in 2013 after a relationship breakdown. He's spent the last 5 years between sleeping rough, sofa surfing and even staying on buses. It's been a very difficult time for Adam. Never knowing where he'll end up day-to-day. Not knowing what the future holds.
He was fortunate to then recieve some support from St Mungo's who provided him with emergency accommodation, and some stability. But Adam was determined to support himself again, and eventually get back to a place he could call home.
Adam is turning his life around. After completing some construction training with St Mungo's he's realised his potential as a plumber.
With support from Beam, he's been able to start his training to pursue his potential and Plentific has just made a donation towards his £4,659 goal - and so can you.
A job in the trades is very nearly within his reach and Plentific hopes to support him in the future by finding him work through the housing providers we partner with.
Adam is just one of the many homeless people that Plentific is sponsoring through Beam to get trained in a trade, then get into work - so that they can live the secure, fufilled and happy lives they want.
This is what Adam has to say:
“People think plumbing is just unblocking sinks, but there is so much more. I’m interested in all aspects of it and am excited and nervous to start training! When this is all done, I'll have a stable job and a home to go back to."
At Plentific, we work with social housing providers to improve repairs and maintenance work - and with it, open up big company contracts to local businesses. We do this because we believe very strongly in building local communities while making operations work better for our clients.
This means we are eager to collaborate with those who support our mission-driven approach. Beam takes referrals from charities, training people at leading third party providers and placing them with local employers, usually in the trades.
Our collaboration means we not only support Beam’s cause with donations but also offer opportunities for future employment to those with the drive, but not the means, to change their lives for the better.
To read more about our partnership with Beam, read this.To see how easy Beam makes it for you to donate to Adam, and others like him, click here.