Introduction

Introduction

Organisation Name
Big Issue South West - Bath
Description

The Big Issue offers people facing poverty and exclusion the opportunity to earn their own money; a livelihood. The Big Issue Foundation is an independent charity working alongside the magazine distribution network. We aim to maximize the success of each vendor’s selling career and engage them with opportunities to address the issues that have bought them to us in the first instance or issues that have arisen as a result of their experiences of poverty, social and financial exclusion.

to earn their own money; a livelihood. The Big Issue Foundation is an independent charity working alongside the magazine distribution network. We aim to maximize the success of each vendor’s selling career and engage them with opportunities to address the issues that have bought them to us in the first instance or issues that have arisen as a result of their experiences of poverty, social and financial exclusion.

We offer vendors opportunities of a life and seek to empower them through their finances and beyond; be it securing a safe place to live, reconnecting with loved ones, tackling health issues or embarking on training and development opportunities. It can be as little as 12 months from a significant life event to losing everything and arriving on the street. Last year we recorded the achievements of over 2000 vendors, focusing on programmes of work that seek to establish financial stability and inclusion. The financial journey of each vendor are the building blocks of success in terms of further socially orientated objectives, the catalyst for personal change and an escape from the poverty of each person’s situation.

We offer vendors the opportunity to integrate in all aspects of our work including our fundraising events such as our inspirational Big London Night Walk and the Big Sleep Out. Many vendors get involved with the events, walking with participants and sharing their stories or taking part in interactive panel discussions.

Our work is 100% reliant on the support of our donors, please make a donation to the Big Issue Foundation, find out more basic facts, join us on one of our amazing events, come up with your own idea to raise funds and do it yourself, or take the plunge and volunteer for charity.

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The Need
Every week of the year people turn to the Big Issue for an opportunity to help themselves at a time of utter personal crisis. We work with some of the most disadvantaged and excluded individuals in the land; people who have lost more than it is comfortable to imagine, their homes, their families and their sense of themselves in the world. We urgently need to offer more support and hope for the future.

Organisation Type
Registered Charity
This organisation provides support around
Living, Learning, Working
This organisation provides support for
Homeless
Regions
Bath and North East Somerset
Is there a cost for these services?
No
How can people access this service?
Telephone

Primary Organisation Details

Primary Address Details

Address 1
Lombard House
Address 2
30 St James Parade
Town
Bath
County
Bath & North East Somerset
Postcode
BA1 1UJ

Organisation Contact Methods

Telephone

Services

Helpline Details

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