More than 1,000 people have signed the Big Issue petition to back our bid to prevent thousands of people hit by the pandemic from losing their homes.
The Big Issue’s Stop Mass Homelessness campaign, launched this week, lays out a nine-point plan to prevent “an avalanche” of homelessness hitting the UK later this year.
It follows the revelation that one household was made homeless every three and a half hours in the first 90 days of this year, which was revealed by our analysis.
A petition asking the public to back the plan has seen a rush of support. Big Issue Ambassadors Christopher Eccleston, George Clarke and Daniel Mays, as well as senior politicians, have also called for action to prevent homelessness.
"More people are at risk of homelessness now than at any time in living memory" says @johnbirdswords. As a @BigIssue Ambassador, I support the @BigIssue campaign to help #StopMassHomelessness this autumn. https://t.co/IFlLIzy75Xpic.twitter.com/vAIZe3gG2T
— Daniel Mays ???? (@DanielMays9) July 19, 2021
One signee, who gave her name as Aileen M, said: “We need to change for the better the unfairness in society that means that so many people live in discomfort, fear and basically unacceptable conditions. Having no home is unthinkable and [it’s] appalling that we can let this happen to anybody let alone so many. Our governments should make sure it doesn’t.”