The Big Issue Foundation aims to enable people affected by homelessness to achieve self-confidence, self-esteem and independence by providing access to a unique range of services that help homeless people take control of their lives and find permanent homes and jobs.
The Big Issue offers people who are homeless the opportunity to earn their own money; a livelihood. The Big Issue Foundation, as an independent charity for people who are homeless, offers vendors the opportunity of a life. We work tirelessly alongside our vendors to help them deal with the issues that have caused their homelessness or have developed as a result of hitting the streets.
Our work is 100% reliant on the support of our donors; we have a unique relationship with our vendors because they are our ‘customers’ and not our ‘clients’. We offer the hand of support and believe that personal change is always possible no matter how challenging or complex the situation.