They're familiar faces on our walks to work, around our local towns and cities and as we're out and about - but who are our Big Issue vendors?
Our reporter Claire Manning went out to meet them.
- Meet Ann Warke from Newton Abbot - who says an eight-week wait for her Universal Credit payment risked her rented home.
You can read more here - or watch her story below.
- Plymouth Big Issue vendor Clive shows ITV News how far he has come since his darkest days of alcoholism and sleeping rough.
You can read more here - or watch Clive's story below.
- Recovering alcoholic Nick Cuthbert, who used to live on the streets, has described how selling the Big Issue in Truro has helped turn his life around.