The new Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said that many of the nations homeless children will be rehabilitated once they are re-homed.
Mr Murphy’s comments come after latest figures show that of the 800 children under four currently homeless the vast majority have already been presenting with speech and mobility difficulties.
The problem which is becoming more common stems from children living in inadequate environments which are known to halt their development and progression.
Speaking recently Mr Murphy said that every effort is being made to address this issue which is of major concern.
Mr Murphy told reporters that he was aware of the speech and social problems children are facing particularly those aged from zero to three years old who are growing up in unsuitable environments
Mr Murphy also said children are “presenting with motor difficulties because they don’t have sufficient space to play, to crawl, to develop their basic skills.”
Before he added: “We all know a hotel or a B&B is no place, even for emergency accommodation, for families.”