Archive for November, 2013

Deptford Renewal

Posted by editor 25/11/2013 0 Comment 3842 views

Deptford, in south-east London, is a place of immense cultural diversity. Danielle Aumord samples a new scheme aimed at regenerating the local market.// The diversity of this part of the world is richly reflected within the friendly local traders. It’s also an area going though much transition. The market and local shops suffered a decline […]

In memory of Richard Muzira

Posted by editor 20/11/2013 2 Comments 9002 views

CoolTan Arts volunteer Richard Muzira has tragically died after his bycicle was in collision with a lorry in south London. He is the sixth cyclist to die in London in 13 days. Answers From Big Issue interviewed this amazing man during a visit to CoolTan earlier this year…

Well Grounded

Posted by editor 19/11/2013 0 Comment 2861 views

Well Grounded are a three-year-old social enterprise helping Congo Basin villagers to understand and assert their rights using the law, as well as supporting them to improve forest governance, discovers Danielle Aumord. // This area includes the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Republic of Congo, Cameroon and the Central African Republic. The basin plays […]

Principles In Finance

Posted by editor 19/11/2013 0 Comment 3308 views

Delivering personal finance advice in prisons is the goal of three-year-old charity Principles In Finance, reports Danielle Aumord. // From corporate banker to charity founder, Simone Haynes has been making use of the financial skills she developed during a 9-year stint at Barclays Bank. Principles In Finance has delivered workshops in prisons since its inception […]


Posted by editor 15/11/2013 0 Comment 2993 views

Jenny McBain discovers some of the secrets of StreetSmart – an innovative charity raising money through restaurants to support the work of small, local charities that help the homeless.// In these uncertain times of social divide, charities are lining up to ask the public for financial support.  So the need to make giving simple, attractive […]

The Hub

Posted by editor 15/11/2013 0 Comment 2409 views

  The Hub Islington is perched on the fourth floor of a converted warehouse, in an old fashioned, cobbled street behind Angel station. Blink and you might miss it.  You climb four sets of stairs taking in the surroundings: grey concrete walls, exposed gas pipes and frayed wires, reports Danielle Aumord.// By contrast, though, in […]

The Big Answer, new digital magazine

Posted by editor 13/11/2013 0 Comment 3568 views

The Big Answer, the digital magazine from Answers From Big issue, has a new issue out. Click in the box at the top right of the homepage to discover more heroic social interventions.

News Digest 13/11/13

Posted by editor 13/11/2013 0 Comment 3434 views

THREE NEWS STORIES Featuring a heart-warming Christmas campaign from The Living Room, plus news from Housing Justice and Hackney Hounds LIVING ROOM WARMING UP FOR XMAS – A restaurant in Bristol is launching an initiative to help the elderly cook warm meals this winter. The Living Room will donate 10p per meal sold to help […]

One In Four magazine

Posted by editor 11/11/2013 0 Comment 507373 views

  One In Four magazine was set up by Social Spider, an idea from social entrepreneur David Floyd to help people create change through writing, publishing, training and research. By Figen Gunes.// One In Four magazine is published quarterly and written by people with mental health difficulties. The magazine is edited by Social Spider director, […]

The Free Help Guy

Posted by editor 11/11/2013 0 Comment 2413 views

“Smilebombs” are landing all over town thanks to The Free Help Guy, an anonymous Londoner in his 20s offering free help to people in need. Figen Gunes tracks him down.// “I’m both flattered and confused by the response my blog has received. I’m not doing anything new,” he says, “as it’s essentially just freelance […]

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