Homelessness

Why the world needs to embrace our Stop Mass Homelessness campaign
Opinion

Why the world needs to embrace our Stop Mass Homelessness campaign

We need your help to prevent mass homelessness. Contact your MP and help us avoid another emergency, asks Big Issue founder John Bird.

Homelessness facts and statistics: The numbers you need to know in 2021
Housing

Homelessness facts and statistics: The numbers you need to know in 2021

Experts worry about a looming crisis of homelessness. These are the rough sleeping figures and homelessness facts you need to know.

How many people are homeless in the UK? And what can you do about it?
Housing

How many people are homeless in the UK? And what can you do about it?

Knowing the scale of the issue is vital to understanding how to solve it

Moving private renters into social homes could save the government £2billion a year
Housing

Moving private renters into social homes could save the government £2billion a year

Meet the people selling street papers around the world
Life

Meet the people selling street papers around the world

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Rent arrears ‘much worse than feared’ ahead of UK cost of living crisis
Housing

Rent arrears ‘much worse than feared’ ahead of UK cost of living crisis

A ‘secret museum’ aims to showcase the real story of homelessness during Covid
Housing

A ‘secret museum’ aims to showcase the real story of homelessness during Covid

More than 50 organisations call on government to prevent impending ‘mass homelessness crisis’
Housing

More than 50 organisations call on government to prevent impending ‘mass homelessness crisis’

‘My parents tried to pray for me’: How prejudice is driving LGBTQ+ homelessness
Social Justice

‘My parents tried to pray for me’: How prejudice is driving LGBTQ+ homelessness

Emotional wellbeing is at the heart of ending homelessness
Opinion

Emotional wellbeing is at the heart of ending homelessness

Michael Gove must create a national Housing First programme
Opinion

Michael Gove must create a national Housing First programme

Meet the campaigner launching the ‘Uber for homelessness’
Housing

Meet the campaigner launching the ‘Uber for homelessness’

Volunteer-led homeless outreach team having to expand as crisis worsens
Housing

Volunteer-led homeless outreach team having to expand as crisis worsens

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A third of care leavers lose their first home every year. We’re working to change that
Opinion

A third of care leavers lose their first home every year. We’re working to change that

London buses transformed into healthcare and support hubs for people sleeping rough
Housing

London buses transformed into healthcare and support hubs for people sleeping rough

Read this exclusive poem about homelessness by Ian McMillan
Books

Read this exclusive poem about homelessness by Ian McMillan

Homelessness charity launches VR game to show kids the reality of life without a home
Housing

Homelessness charity launches VR game to show kids the reality of life without a home

Robert Jenrick says ending rough sleeping ‘isn’t high enough on the government’s agenda’
Housing

Robert Jenrick says ending rough sleeping ‘isn’t high enough on the government’s agenda’

The Big Issue exists because the public fell in love with our vendors
Opinion

The Big Issue exists because the public fell in love with our vendors

Why we need a video game about homelessness
News

Why we need a video game about homelessness

Explained: The real cost of homelessness
Housing

Explained: The real cost of homelessness

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How a trailblazing charity could help 50,000 homeless people into work
Housing

How a trailblazing charity could help 50,000 homeless people into work

‘I lost my home, I didn’t lose my pride’: Big Issue seller Lee Welham meets founder John Bird
News

‘I lost my home, I didn’t lose my pride’: Big Issue seller Lee Welham meets founder John Bird

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I run my own theatre company
News

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I run my own theatre company

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I’m a furniture restorer
News

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I’m a furniture restorer

Excluded from Covid support: How one missed deadline made a man homeless
Employment

Excluded from Covid support: How one missed deadline made a man homeless

Covid eviction hearings making people homeless last just minutes
Housing

Covid eviction hearings making people homeless last just minutes

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I own a cleaning business
News

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I own a cleaning business

‘Act now or street homelessness will skyrocket’, ministers warned
News

‘Act now or street homelessness will skyrocket’, ministers warned

Biden has launched his plan to end homelessness in the US – where’s the UK’s?
News

Biden has launched his plan to end homelessness in the US – where’s the UK’s?

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I’m a Harley Street therapist
News

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I’m a Harley Street therapist

Sabrina Cohen-Hatton on her journey from homelessness to fire chief – via The Big Issue
News

Sabrina Cohen-Hatton on her journey from homelessness to fire chief – via The Big Issue

The Big Issue at 30: How has homelessness changed since our first edition?
News

The Big Issue at 30: How has homelessness changed since our first edition?