Big Issue Founder and Quartet author John Bird joins the House of Lords

necessity-of-poverty‘Mine will be a voice in the legislative process for the thousands of people the Big Issue has helped over the past 24 years and continues to help today through our philosophy of social entrepreneurialism based on self-help…I believe that one of the complexities of modern policy is that sometimes the best thinkers, like the Big Issue, are left outside the box. Yet if we are to have social opportunity and social justice for all, the thinking within the box needs to change’

John Bird on his new role at the House of Lords. We are delighted that the author of The Necessity of Poverty will be joining the Lords. Read the full Guardian article here and get your copy of the book here.