NHSN - Nation Home Sharing & Short Breaks Network

The National Home Sharing & Short Breaks Network (NHSN) is the premier association of people and organisations engaged in using, promoting and providing Home Sharing family based services for people with intellectual disability and physical disability and/or Autism.

The role of the NHSN is to promoting best international practice, lobbying Government, research, providing information to Home Sharing families and Home Sharing schemes. The NHSN is a not-for-profit organisation and relies on subscription from members.

Short Breaks

Home Sharing Short breaks is a family based service which involves a family in the community hosting a child or adult with an intellectual disability into their home for short breaks and caring for that person as a member of their family. Find out more

Contarct Families

Contract Families is where a Home Sharing family offers breaks to individuals with an intellectual disability who have additional needs such as physical or medical, by offering 10, 16 or 20 placements per month to 3 – 4 different individuals. Find out more

Shared Living

Shared Living is where an adult with an intellectual disability shares a Home Sharing family’s home on a full-time arrangement (with short breaks support to another family if necessary). Find out more

Home Share Galway – A Short Documentary