The Big Issue

(Unverified non-profit organisation)

The Big Issue is one of the UK’s leading social businesses and exists to offer homeless people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income, thereby helping them to reintegrate into mainstream society. It is also the world’s most widely circulated street newspaper.

The organisation is made up of two parts: a limited company which produces and distributes a magazine to a network of street vendors, and a registered charity which exists to help those vendors gain control of their lives by addressing the issues which have contributed to their homelessness.

The organisation currently supports over 2900 homeless and vulnerably housed people across the country.

Website

http://www.bigissue.com/

Year established

1991

About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Provision of services / personnel

Regions / countries / territories

Europe: United Kingdom

Global issues

Job creation and enterprise development

Business sectors

Education and training