Our homelessness crisis: the powerful Focus Ireland video we all should watch 3 years ago

Our homelessness crisis: the powerful Focus Ireland video we all should watch

Brought to you by Focus Ireland.

This video has made such an impact on us, we just had to share it with you.

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With the cold weather upon us you’re beginning to feel the chill and no matter how many layers you throw on, you can’t warm up. But don’t worry, new seasons come with a new wardrobe and colourful coats are a-plenty on the High Street so time to hit the shops?

If you’re reaching for your heavy winter coat and throwing on a few extra layers on top of that, you can only imagine what life is like for a person sleeping rough.

Nowhere to call home, nowhere to feel safe and nowhere to shake off the cold. Focus Ireland launched an EPIC video that captures how young people can slip through the cracks when they leave state care. We’re not going to lie, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

When you’re homeless, finding somewhere to sleep for just one night can be a huge ordeal. So while we’re making sure we get our 7hrs sleep at night, there’s a person just like you afraid to close their eyes. According to the latest figures, 8,160 people sleep rough every night across Ireland.

How can you help?

Focus Ireland provide a vital service but the charity can't do it alone. So Focus Ireland are asking you to donate money to help them to help people who really need it. They also want you to make your voice heard by signing a petition to help fight against homelessness.

You can donate or sign the petition via the links below or donate €4 by texting HOME to 50300. Bord Gáis Energy has promised to match every €1 donated* to Focus Ireland so your donation will go even further than normal. That €4 may not make much difference to you but it could make a huge difference to people who really need your help.

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And if you haven’t seen this incredible video yet, you can WATCH it here now.

Focus Ireland is preventing young people from becoming homeless. When we prevent homelessness we can end homelessness and you can help. You can donate or sign a petition  which will help fight against homelessness in Ireland. This media was paid for by Bord Gáis Energy.