TV architect and housing campaigner George Clarke has a simple message for the government: prevent mass unemployment and homelessness.
I feel duty bound to do something. So that’s why I’m joining The Big Issue and that’s why I’m going to be making a big noise about the work of RORA
Now an ambassador for the Big Issue, he will work alongside fellow ambassadors Christopher Eccleston, Sophie Winkleman and Daniel Mays to urge the public to support vulnerable vendors who can no longer sell the magazine during lockdown.
The star is also supporting The Big Issue’s Ride Out Recession Alliance to keep people in their homes and jobs.
Writing for this week’s Big Issue magazine, available from The Big Issue Shop or with a subscription to support your local vendor now, he says too many people are at risk of homelessness as the economic impact of the coronavirus hardens — the thought of which brings him to tears.
“I wish we did not have the problem with homelessness in this country. I wish The Big Issue was not needed. But we have it. And it is. So I’m all in,” he says.