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A person is reported missing every 90 seconds in UK – and cost of living crisis is making it worse
Missing piece of puzzle
Missing persons

A person is reported missing every 90 seconds in UK – and cost of living crisis is making it worse

Hundreds of thousands of people in England will spend this Christmas homeless: 'Out of control'
309,000 people are homeless in England say Shelter
Homelessness

Hundreds of thousands of people in England will spend this Christmas homeless: 'Out of control'

Half of all homeless people have a brain injury. This project provides essential support
Illustration of a head silhouette and a brain with a red area
Health

Half of all homeless people have a brain injury. This project provides essential support

Ex-Big Issue vendor launches powerful Christmas single to help homeless people
Former Big Issue vendor Vernon Burgess
Homelessness

Ex-Big Issue vendor launches powerful Christmas single to help homeless people

Love Luxury boss Emily Abraham explains how she went from sofa surfing to CEO
A woman in a black turban
Homelessness

Love Luxury boss Emily Abraham explains how she went from sofa surfing to CEO

Vendor André Rostant records 'Big Issue anthem' to raise awareness of homelessness this Christmas
Big Issue vendor Andre Rostant
Our vendors

Vendor André Rostant records 'Big Issue anthem' to raise awareness of homelessness this Christmas

Charlatans star Tim Burgess raises thousands serving coffee to help homeless people
The Charlatans Tim Burgess working as a barista to support homeless people
Music

Charlatans star Tim Burgess raises thousands serving coffee to help homeless people

'We can't stay here forever': What's it like spending Christmas inside a homeless hostel?
hostel homeless christmas
Homelessness

'We can't stay here forever': What's it like spending Christmas inside a homeless hostel?

What should you do if you see a homeless person?
homeless person experiencing homelessness
Advice

What should you do if you see a homeless person?

Big Issue vendor’s emotional story of homelessness has starring role in Christmas film
Big Issue vendor Alfie Brew
Our Vendors

Big Issue vendor’s emotional story of homelessness has starring role in Christmas film

Homeless man asks to be sent to jail for a bed and a meal. It happens more often than you'd think
Prison is no picnic - but for some rough sleepers, it at least provides a 'safe' place to stay. Image credit: Piqsels
Homelessness

Homeless man asks to be sent to jail for a bed and a meal. It happens more often than you'd think

'Shameful' housing crisis leaves almost 140,000 children living in temporary accommodation
children living in temporary accommodation
homelessness

'Shameful' housing crisis leaves almost 140,000 children living in temporary accommodation

Louis Theroux leads calls to help 131,000 children waking up homeless on Christmas Day
Louis Theroux on homelessness
homelessness

Louis Theroux leads calls to help 131,000 children waking up homeless on Christmas Day

How do Big Issue sellers make money?
Vendor Nick Cuthbert
Activism

How do Big Issue sellers make money?

How does The Big Issue help homeless people?
Big Issue Winter Support Kit launch at Christmas
Activism

How does The Big Issue help homeless people?

Where does my money go when I buy The Big Issue?
Vendor Kelvin Gregory
Activism

Where does my money go when I buy The Big Issue?

One in four who go to councils for help with homelessness will be 'turned away' this Christmas
rough sleeping
Rough sleeping

One in four who go to councils for help with homelessness will be 'turned away' this Christmas

Vagrancy Act 2.0? The Criminal Justice Bill must not be allowed to make rough sleeping illegal
Layla Moran on Criminal Justice Bill, Vagrancy Act and rough sleeping
Layla Moran

Vagrancy Act 2.0? The Criminal Justice Bill must not be allowed to make rough sleeping illegal

Help homeless and vulnerable people with The Big Issue
Homelessness

Help homeless and vulnerable people with The Big Issue

'Hostile architecture' appears outside hospital where rough sleepers' tents were destroyed
Rough sleepers' tents were removed and destroyed in Camden
Homelessness

'Hostile architecture' appears outside hospital where rough sleepers' tents were destroyed