We understand that buying and selling The Big Issue magazine is the crucial first step on a vendor’s journey back into mainstream society. From managing magazine stock to building up a regular customer base, vendors quickly learn the essential skills needed to build a successful micro-business. Newly achieved financial stability in turn better equips vendors to address the issues that have previously held them back.
Service Brokerage is our core work. We train our frontline workers - Service Brokers - to accurately identify the health, housing, employment and other support needs of a Big Issue vendor and provide expert information, advice and guidance best able to address these needs. Your gifts will create real personal change by funding our network of Service Brokers to support Big Issue vendors in many ways.
You can find out more about The Big Issue Foundation here.