Focus Ireland needs you to get behind the petition to #EndYouthHomelessness. We are calling on Government to introduce a Youth Homelessness strategy.
• We need to prevent young people from becoming homeless in the first place. The Government must give tenants greater security so young people can plan for their future.
• If young people become homeless the services and emergency accommodation they receive must be designed to meet their specific needs.
• Young LGBTQ+ people are at higher risk of homelessness across the world. Homeless services should be LGBTQ+ – friendly and staff should be trained to respond to specific needs.
• The Government must guarantee that all young people leaving State Care have a secure home.