This Christmas, Focus Ireland are highlighting what life is like for homeless families.
Focus Ireland have teamed up with VStream to create a VR experience, which shows people what Christmas is like for Ireland's children who are homeless.
Almost 4,000 children are homeless in Ireland this Christmas and living in emergency accommodation similar to what is shown in the VR experience. It is now proven that living in accommodation such as this can have severe effects on a child’s health and wellbeing, including developmental delays.
We visited Dundrum Shopping Centre, where we invited the public to try out the VR experience for themselves. Check out their reactions in the video above.
Focus Ireland provides services for people who are homeless and people at risk of homelessness in Ireland. So far this year Focus Ireland have already supported over 15,000 people and provide a place to call home for over 1,000 households in Ireland. The charity offers services in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Kilkenny, Sligo, Kildare, Carlow, Tipperary, Wexford and Waterford. This Christmas, let's try and reduce the number of homeless children in Ireland. Please donate what you can.
To make a donation, please visit Focus Ireland's website.