Focus Ireland believes that education plays a key role in increasing public awareness of the different issues associated with homelessness
Focus Ireland launched the “Without your home, your life develops differently” campaign in 2007 to help break down the stereotypes surrounding homelessness. The aim of the campaign was to improve public understanding of the issue in order to increase support for long-term solutions. The secondary school resource for Junior Cycle CSPE students “Without your home, your life develops differently – Teaching and learning resource for Civic, Social and Political Education” was published in 2010 and was developed by the Curriculum Development Unit of the Department of Education in conjunction with Focus Ireland. It is broken into 10 lessons which make use of a variety of methodologies including case studies, group activities and brainstorming. The resource is supplemented with a DVD containing interviews, news reports and photographs.
You can download the resource here.