“This year, we have chosen to support The Big Issue as we were recently alerted to the alarming statistics of fuel poverty in the UK and wanted to help support all the great work the charity does.”
Big Issue Foundation
Donate to support vendors today
Your gift today will mean Big Issue vendors will get the support they need to progress forward in life. You will be supporting vendors in key areas including housing, finance, mental health and employment.
Supporting Big Issue vendors affected by Fuel
The Big Issue Foundation has helped socially excluded and marginalised people for 25 years. Recognising individuals’ strengths and offering personalised support and navigation to specialist services we help people determine their own pathways to a better future.
Last year we successfully supported over 3,000 Big Issue vendors facing poverty, helping 1/3 to directly address financial exclusion and achieving a further 2,285 additional outcomes including 186 adults and 262 children living in fuel poverty.
This year, we are working energy companies like Western Power Distribution to deliver energy saving advice and tackle fuel poverty. This work, we hope will make a significant and sustainable difference to people’s lives.
Short term goals include supporting people to maximise household income, allowing them to heat and run their homes without the worry of the financial impact on retaining their homes. In the longer term, this will improve the trust between our beneficiaries and statutory and wider social support services, helping them to understand who can support them and how asking for help can be beneficial. For this project we will be working with The Fuel Bank Foundation to address specialist Fuel poverty needs whilst training our staff to improve the ongoing support we deliver to people in need.
How to keep heating costs down if the energy crisis has increased your bill
If you’re worried about paying your bill, or simply looking for ways to save money, The Big Issue has produced a helpful guide to everything you need to know about the rise in energy costs, how you can keep your bill low and where to turn for help making payments.
Thank you to Heatable!
We wanted to say a big thank you to Heatable for supporting our work with Big Issue vendors and helping us in the fight against fuel poverty for vulnerable people.