Thousands have backed The Big Issue’s call to stop mass homelessness and now activists around the country have gone a step further to champion The Big Issue cause in their local area.
Scores of people have stood up to become community champions for our Stop Mass Homelessness campaign, helping The Big Issue prevent thousands of people hit by the pandemic from losing their homes in the months ahead.
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The Big Issue co-founder Lord John Bird has warned the end of the furlough scheme and the removal of the £20 increase in universal credit in the autumn, among other factors, will see “more people at risk of homelessness now than in living memory”.
Student Susan Sullivan, from Basingstoke, Hampshire, is one of almost 50 community champions taking action locally to prevent that outcome. Champions will be tasked with writing to MPs, organising events in their area and coming up with other creative ideas to boost the vital campaign.
The 63-year-old’s own brush with homelessness inspired her to get involved.