What service does The Big Issue provide?

What service does The Big Issue provide? The Big Issue is one of the UK’s leading social businesses and exists to offer homeless people, or individuals at risk of homelessness, the opportunity to earn a

What service does The Big Issue provide?

The Big Issue is one of the UK’s leading social businesses and exists to offer homeless people, or individuals at risk of homelessness, the opportunity to earn a legitimate income, thereby helping them to reintegrate into mainstream society….The Big Issue.

The Big Issue, January 2012
Editor-in-chief Paul McNamee
Website bigissue.com

What is a Big Issue vendor?

Big Issue Vendors sell on a regulated “pitch” managed by The Big Issue’s distribution team. Pitches are in public spaces, which is a social space that is generally open and accessible to people. The Magazine. The Big Issue is a street newspaper that supports the homeless, the vulnerably housed and the poor.

How much do big issue sellers get paid?

Vendors buy their magazines from The Big Issue for £1.50 each and sell them to their customers for £3 a time.

How do I contact big issue?

Contact

  1. General Enquiries. The Big Issue Foundation. 3rd Floor. 113-115 Fonthill Road. London. N4 3HH. 020 7526 3458.
  2. Vendor enquiries. 0121 230 1555. [email protected] Press. [email protected] 020 7526 3381.
  3. Editorial. The Big Issue. 43 Bath Street. Glasgow. G2 1HW. 0141 352 7280. [email protected]

Are Big Issue sellers Self Employed?

Big Issue vendors are a well known and wonderfully supported group of individuals, buying and selling the Big Issue magazine across the UK for nearly 30 years. This will directly affect their sales and therefore their income. They are self-employed and not eligible for any statutory support.

How do I buy big issue?

ASDA and WHSmith are the latest retailers to sell copies of The Big Issue in response to the devastating impacts of Covid-19. You can now buy The Big Issue in 292 ASDA outlets across the UK, and in select WHSmith stores.

How do people become Big Issue vendors?

All you need to do is come into our office and speak to a member of our team, please visit this link to locate your nearest office. If you are a young person, you will need to bring some form of ID to show you are 18 or over. You will undergo an induction process and sign a vendor agreement.

Can you donate to the big issue?

The Big Issue Foundation is the charity arm of The Big Issue and is 100% reliant on voluntary donations. We work with Big Issue vendors by cultivating strong working relationships through which we can provide the vital bespoke support that is needed to help people away from the street.

Where can I buy big issue?

ASDA and WHSmith are the latest retailers to sell copies of The Big Issue in response to the devastating impacts of Covid-19.

How much is a big issue?

Vendors buy The Big Issue magazine for £1.50 and sell for £3. Each seller is a micro-entrepreneur who is working, not begging. Therefore it is vitally important that buyers take their copy of the magazine when they pay for it.

Is Big Issue a charity?

Founded in 1995, The Big Issue Foundation is an independently funded registered charity, which works exclusively with the Big Issue vendors, connecting them to the vital support they need to enable them to rebuild their lives and determine their own pathways to a better future.

How many Big Issue vendors are there?

There are currently around 1500 vendors, and last year alone we helped them to earn a total of £5.5 million. Currently the magazine is read by over 400,000 people across the UK and circulates 83,073 copies every week.