Big Issue North
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Big Issue North is a business solution to a social probelm. It’s a limited company employing staff to produce and distribute a weekly magazine that is sold by people who have limited other ways of earning an income in the North West and Yorkshire and the Humber.
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Big Issue North at work:
Around 250 people sell Big Issue North each week. Big Issue North vendors buy the magazine from one of our regional offices for £1.50 and then sell it on established pitches in towns and cities for £3. They keep the £1.50 they make on every magazine. Selling Big Issue North also gives vendors motivation and helps to boost their self-esteem. Big Issue North sellers are making a commitment to earn an income – working not begging.
75% of vendors have never begged, and all of the 19% of vendors who had committed crime prior to selling the magazine say they have offended less since they have been selling.
Big Issue North Trust is a registered charity (charity number 1056041), which raises funds to provide a range of support for vendors, including support accessing services, help getting ID, home furnishing packages and projects such as breakfast clubs.