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Focus Ireland

Focus Ireland are driven by the fundamental belief that homelessness is wrong. We work with people experiencing homelessness as well as people who are at risk of homelessness, to try and prevent them from becoming homeless. From the very beginning, our work has been rooted in deep listening to people, learning about the problems and risks they face and pointing to where the solutions lie. This approach provides the bedrock on which we stand.

Homelessness affects real people; men, women, children, families, young people, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Throughout the last seven years, there has been a significant rise in family homelessness due to a lack of affordable, secure housing in Ireland. Since 2014, there has been a 165% increase in child homelessness and there are currently 970 families experiencing homelessness in Ireland, including 2,327 children. Many of these families will spend significant amounts of time in emergency accommodation before finding a secure home. Some families can spend over 24 months in a 1 bedroom room emergency accommodation situation, which has a significant impact on mental health, self-esteem and child development.

Emergency Accommodation is not a home for any child.

So, please take The Next Step to support families and children living in emergency accommodation and get active to fight homelessness this April!

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Horizon Therapeutics

Thank you to our sponsor Horizon!

Focus Ireland's The Next Step is proudly supported by Horizon Therapeutics. Horizon is a biotech company focused on researching, developing and commercializing medicines that address critical needs for people impacted by rare and rheumatic diseases. Their pipeline is purposeful: they apply scientific expertise and courage to bring clinically meaningful therapies to patients. They believe science and compassion must work together to transform lives. For more information on how they go to incredible lengths to impact lives, please visit www.horizontherapeutics.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

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