Calls For Limerick Youth Homelessness Scheme To Be Rolled Out Nationwide

Focus Ireland is warning of a rising crisis in youth homelessness.

New figures show the number of 18-to-24 year olds in difficulty, has shot up by 78 per-cent in the last three years.

It says they’ve been hit hard by reduced rates of social welfare and other issues, and are in danger of becoming the ‘forgotten homeless’.


The charity’s Roughan Mac Namara says they’ve set up a scheme called ‘Housing First For Youth’ in Limerick, which could be expanded across the country: