For 30 years The Big Issue has been at the forefront of social activism in the UK, working to dismantle poverty by creating opportunity and giving Big Issue vendors a hand up, not a hand out.
Over the last 30 years The Big Issue has helped over 105,000 vendors earn over £144 million.
To mark its milestone birthday, the social enterprise has pledged to go further to address the causes of poverty, not just its symptoms. It recently launched a campaign to stop millions of people becoming at risk of homelessness this winter.
A new look Big Issue website and editorial strategy will make it the destination site for anyone affected by or concerned about the most important social issues affecting modern Britain.
Alastair Reid, Digital Editor of The Big Issue, said:
This is a really exciting next step for The Big Issue. Editorially, we will become a destination site for anyone affected by or concerned about the big social issues affecting modern Britain. We’ll be answering the questions people have on the topics they care about most by focussing on news, community and action. It’s clear we’re continuing to go from strength to strength so I want to thank everyone for supporting us on our journey.
Paul McNamee, Editor of The Big Issue, said:
I am very proud of everything The Big Issue has achieved over the past 30 years. We have done so much to affect real change in society over the last three decades, from giving some of the most vulnerable people a chance to pull themselves out of poverty and changing public perceptions surrounding homelessness to providing people with excellent and hard-hitting journalism.