Homelessness – At least a quarter of Big Issue vendors have slept rough in the last 3 years.
Financial exclusion – Supporting Big Issue vendors to build their own micro business selling the Big Issue Magazine.
Social Exclusion – Helping Big Issue vendors to re-integrate back into mainstream society.
We support vendors to determine their own paths towards a better future and then connect them with local services to achieve it. We provide vendors with bespoke support to help them address the issues that may have contributed to their housing insecurity, or the issues that have arisen as a result.
Our impact video
Supporting Big Issue vendors into suitable accommodation.
Helping Big Issue vendors to improve their financial capability.
Assisting Big Issue vendors to obtain official identification.
Helping Big Issue vendors to open a bank account.
Supporting Big Issue vendors to access health services.
Supporting Big Issue vendors towards employment and training opportunities.
Big Issue vendors found suitable accommodation.
Big Issue vendors supported to obtain official I.D.
Big issue vendors access budget and debt management advice.
Big Issue vendors to open a bank account.
Big Issue vendors to access health services.
Big issue vendors supported in further employment/training.
Improvement in the health, housing and finances of Big Issue vendors.
Greater financial stability for Big Issue vendors earning a sustainable income selling the Big Issue magazine.
Increased confidence and self-esteem empowering Big Issue vendors to make longer term progressions; starting employment, reconnecting with family.
Big Issue vendors are positive agents of change. They are a visible street presence; adding significant value to UK communities in which they sell.
Our mission is to connect every Big Issue vendor to the support and personal solutions that enable them to rebuild their lives. We create positive futures by working in areas such as employment, training, education and learning, health care, housing, and personal development.