The Big Issue
The Big Issue is a weekly publication sold by homeless and vulnerably housed individuals who buy the magazine for £1.25 and sell it to the public for £2.50, keeping £1.25 for each magazine they sell, providing an opportunity to earn a legitimate income and an alternative to begging.
As well as enabling vendors to earn an income, selling The Big Issue provides routine and structure and helps individuals to rebuild their confidence and focus on a more positive future. The Big Issue refers vendors to other local organisations who provide support for vendors in dealing with issues which lead to, or have arisen from being homeless.
Selling the Big Issue is an alternative to begging, we ask all customers to take a copy of the magazine they have purchased.