Homelessness and rough sleeping is on the increase. The recession continues to threaten the livelihoods and future prospects of far too many people. We work with the most disadvantaged and excluded individuals in the land; people who have lost more than it is comfortable to imagine: their homes, their families and their sense of themselves in the world. Despite these grim facts, the theme of this newsletter is about the hope that springs from participation. Taking part in something is being part of something. This message comes through to us again and again. Our vendors work right in the heart of the community; The Big Issue is their business. For us ‘inclusion’ extends way beyond pure magazine sales, as you will see from the articles in this newsletter. Our vendors are passionate about giving something back themselves.
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