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The Big Issue Foundation

The Big Issue Foundation

The Big Issue Foundation: Doesn't provide shelter Doesn't provide shelter
The Big Issue Foundation: Provides guidance Provides guidance
The Big Issue Foundation: Provides new skill learning Provides new skill learning
The Big Issue Foundation: Accepts time Accepts time
The Big Issue Foundation: Doesn't accept things Doesn't accept things
The Big Issue Foundation: Accepts money Accepts money

Contact Details

The Big Issue Foundation Address: Methodist Annex, Jeune Street, Oxford   - OX4 1BN
Methodist Annex, Jeune Street, Oxford
OX4 1BN
The Big Issue Foundation Phone Number: 01865 247070
01865 247070

Service Type

Positive activities and help into employment

Service Description

The Big Issue Ltd exists to help homeless and vulnerably-housed people earn a legitimate income by selling The Big Issue magazine to the public. 

The Big Issue Foundation seeks to deliver social and financial inclusion through service brokers who help the magazine vendors achieve their goals. 

Key functions & activities offered

  • Our mission is to connect every vendor to the support and personal solutions that enable them to rebuild their lives.
  • Service brokerage is the Big Issue Foundation’s core work. Every new vendor has an induction with a service broker when they start selling. This is the first point of contact and helps capture basic information, identify needs, make informed referrals to the most appropriate specialist service providers, and draw up an action plan.
  • Following this initial meeting, service brokers and vendors review the action plan approximately every three months. These reviews consider sales, money management, accommodation, health, addressing addictions, and aspirations.
  • The focus on sales helps upskill vendors, enabling them to progress towards more sustainable outcomes.