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The Pavement is committed to publishing independent advice as well as hard-hitting and entertaining reportage, tailored to a homeless readership within the UK via our regional magazines and UK-wide website. We aim to provide and publicise appropriate information that is objective, timely and relevant on a range of advisory and practical services available to homeless people, as well as news on the issues impacting the homeless and dispossessed from across the UK. Our ultimate goal is to help reduce short-term hardship amongst our readers and longer term to provide them with information to enable them to guide their own futures.
The Pavement exists because there was nothing like it, but it fulfils a need.
The Pavement is a small charity, founded in the spring of 2005. We distribute The Pavement in London, Scotland and the West Midlands, and we plan to launch in other regions. In London alone, we deliver 4,000+ copies of The Pavement to over 70 hostels, day centres, homeless surgeries, soup-runs and libraries. By using volunteer journalists and homelessness sector professionals, as well as work from the country’s best cartoonists (many of them Private Eye contributors), we’ve achieved a balance of news, features, humour and service listings unlike other publications.
Our journalists - trained professionals - cover the news from the streets or news affecting the streets, and we often deal with topics ignored by the mainstream press. Alongside this, other professionals provide features on health, foot care, legal advice and life in hostels, with the back pages given over to The List, a regularly updated directory of homeless services.
As always, we welcome comment, so do get in contact.
Although we rely on voluntary contributions, we aim to maintain as high a journalistic standard as possible. If you are a journalist and you'd like to contribute, or if you know of issues we should report or investigate, please write to the editor at .
If you are a member of the press and you'd like to speak to us, please contact William Butler (executive director, ) or Val Stevenson (chair of trustees, ) and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
Past press coverage of The Pavement includes UK Press Gazette (2005), Guardian Society (2006) and Guardian Society (2007) and BBC Radio London's Breakfast Show (2009). Our coverage of move-ons and Operation Poncho (Youtube footage) has been picked up by BBC radio and television (2009).