A recovering alcoholic who turned his life around after being diagnosed with Pancreatitis has given us an insight into his life as a Big Issue seller in Cornwall.
Nick Cuthbert is a familiar face on Lemon Quay in Truro and spends up to eight hours a day selling magazines, sometimes waiting hours until he sells his first one.
A relationship breakdown contributed to Nick's alcoholism and he spent months sleeping in bushes, and the stairwell of a local car park.
A life-threatening illness forced Nick to turn his life around and, now he has been sober for more than a decade.
Along with his dog Bryony, Nick lives in a caravan and says the Big Issue has allowed him to get on with his life. Our reporter Claire Manning went to meet him.