Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575142
Title:
Focus Ireland annual report 1999.
Authors:
Focus Ireland
Citation:
Focus Ireland. 2000. Focus Ireland annual report 1999. Dublin: Focus Ireland.
Publisher:
Focus Ireland
Issue Date:
2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575142
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Focus Ireland believes that everyone has the right to a place they can call home and to live a life with dignity at an acceptable standard of living. Sadly, however, this is not always the case for many people in Ireland despite the sometimes seemingly widespread public impression that the "rising tide lifts all boats". Today, Ireland is in an unprecedented position of economic prosperity, which can allow us as a society to properly tackle the complex problems of homelessness. There are 45,000 households on Local Authority waiting lists, that translates to over 100,000 men, women and children. Indeed, Irish children have the highest rate of income poverty in the EU with over 250,000 children living in varying degrees of poverty. Further, there are approximately 6,000 people homeless at anyone time in the country. Focus Ireland plays an important role in responding to this crisis through our many and varied projects. We also endeavour to identify key issues of importance through our extensive research into the causes of homelessness and by lobbying for the development of a just social policy to improve the lives of those marginalised by society. Focus Ireland also concentrates on increasing the understanding of homelessness through education and public awareness campaigns. Focus Ireland is always ready to support the design and. development of new strategic initiatives to combat homelessness. Focus Ireland seeks to cooperate with statutory and other voluntary organisations to·ensure that everyone in our society has a real opportunity to lind and create a home. Declan Jones. Chief Executive. Focus Ireland.
Keywords:
HOMELESS PEOPLE; EDUCATION; POVERTY; SOCIAL POLICY

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFocus Irelanden
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-18T14:51:34Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-18T14:51:34Zen
dc.date.issued2000en
dc.identifier.citationFocus Ireland. 2000. Focus Ireland annual report 1999. Dublin: Focus Ireland.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575142en
dc.descriptionFocus Ireland believes that everyone has the right to a place they can call home and to live a life with dignity at an acceptable standard of living. Sadly, however, this is not always the case for many people in Ireland despite the sometimes seemingly widespread public impression that the "rising tide lifts all boats". Today, Ireland is in an unprecedented position of economic prosperity, which can allow us as a society to properly tackle the complex problems of homelessness. There are 45,000 households on Local Authority waiting lists, that translates to over 100,000 men, women and children. Indeed, Irish children have the highest rate of income poverty in the EU with over 250,000 children living in varying degrees of poverty. Further, there are approximately 6,000 people homeless at anyone time in the country. Focus Ireland plays an important role in responding to this crisis through our many and varied projects. We also endeavour to identify key issues of importance through our extensive research into the causes of homelessness and by lobbying for the development of a just social policy to improve the lives of those marginalised by society. Focus Ireland also concentrates on increasing the understanding of homelessness through education and public awareness campaigns. Focus Ireland is always ready to support the design and. development of new strategic initiatives to combat homelessness. Focus Ireland seeks to cooperate with statutory and other voluntary organisations to·ensure that everyone in our society has a real opportunity to lind and create a home. Declan Jones. Chief Executive. Focus Ireland.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherFocus Irelanden
dc.subjectHOMELESS PEOPLEen
dc.subjectEDUCATIONen
dc.subjectPOVERTYen
dc.subjectSOCIAL POLICYen
dc.titleFocus Ireland annual report 1999.en
dc.typeReporten
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