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For more than 30 years, the Big Issue Group has been at the forefront of helping people work to improve their lives and lift themselves out of poverty. At the heart of our work are our Frontline services team who help vendors to access basic services, training and employment opportunities to move on with their lives.

It’s a vital service that has provided opportunities to 105,000 people out of poverty in the UK over the years. But it’s under strain and we need your help.

Right now, 3.8 million people in the UK are experiencing destitution which means they are unable to meet their most basic physical needs to stay warm, dry, clean and fed. This is almost two-and-a-half times the number of people in 2017.

Can you help us fight poverty in the UK?

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£20 could fund an hour of one-to-one specialist coaching in housing, benefits, wellbeing and work.

£50 could help us to offer Sales coaching to seven vendors, and help improve their confidence and increase their magazine sales income.

£100 could help pay for a refurbished laptop and help a vendor access online education courses and other digital services.

Clive’s story

Clive had been living on the streets for 23 years before he contacted us. He describes his life at the time as ‘having nothing to think about than surviving the day. My mental faculties were pretty small – I could barely think what my name was sometimes.’

Our frontline team help set him up as a vendor and helped him get into his local college to study for his GCSEs. Everyday our Frontline team help transform the lives of people living in poverty live Clive. But we need your help to ensure that this vital service keeps on running. So, please make a contribution today and help someone living in poverty like Clive transfor her life for the better.

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