From Selling The Big Issue To Running A Multi-Million Pound Business

A former Big Issue seller who now runs a multi-million-pound fashion firm says his time selling the magazine helped propel him to success, reports the Mirror. Philip Waltham sold the magazine for three years in London after running away from his Hull home as a teen to escape his drug addiction. The 44-year-old, whose firm […]

Homeless Nurse Has To Sleep In Her Car

A nurse is sleeping in her car after becoming homeless two days before Christmas, reports the Liverpool Echo. Nikki Campbell, 42, spent Christmas Day “crying” and walking her two dogs before sleeping in a car she borrowed from her nephew, on New Brighton Promenade. The hard-working theatre recovery nurse was forced to wash and brush her […]

Young Girl Makes Blankets From Crisp Packets For The Homeless

A schoolgirl is making life-saving blankets for the homeless to stay warm – out of used crisp packets, reports the Mirror. Alyssa Dean, 11, started collecting crisp bags to transform them into warm survival blankets for people who are homeless. The idea came after she was inspired to help homeless people to stay safe during […]

Fears For Rough Sleepers As Funding Ends

Homelessness campaigners say they fear there could be “deaths on the streets” after emergency funding used to put homeless people up in hotels and other temporary shelters ended, reports the Liverpool Echo. Liverpool council still provides emergency shelter for anyone with a “local connection” to the area, defined in the law as someone who has […]

Funding Boost To Protect People Living On The Streets From Covid

Rough sleepers will be offered a roof over their head until March and encouraged to get a vaccine in a bid to protect them from the Omicron variant, reports the Metro. With Covid-19 cases reaching record highs in the last week, councils will be given a £28million boost to protect people living on the streets […]

Kindness On The Streets Of Glasgow

A mum who started a homeless charity with just £5 has managed to feed 55,000 people in a year, reports the Mirror. Laura McSorley’s Kindness Homeless Street Team was created before the coronavirus pandemic and since then it has helped thousands of vulnerable people. Laura said about 70 per cent of those who get help […]

Open House at Hugh Baird College

Petrified Woman Helped By Homeless Man

A “petrified” woman was saved from an abusive drunk by the quick thinking of a homeless man, reports the Liverpool Echo. Jess Shaw was waiting for a taxi outside Tesco in Old Swan when she was approached by an abusive drunk man who grabbed hold of her. But a nearby homeless man stepped in to […]

Help For Homeless In Liverpool City Centre

A dad’s faith in humanity was restored when a man appeared outside Primark, reports the Liverpool Echo. Karl Egington, 50, was stood under the shop’s cover as rain fell when the stranger approached a group huddled on Church Street in Liverpool city centre. The man thrust £70 into their hands, pausing for a group photo before […]

Hollywood Star Helps The Homeless

Michael Sheen is one of the most beloved actors in Britain. And it’s easy to see why in last week’s Letter To My Younger Self, where he tells The Big Issue‘s Jane Graham about why he made a decision to invest in causes that mean a lot to him. When the Homeless World Cup was struggling […]