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The National Home Sharing Network(NHSN) is an association of people and organistions engaged in using promoting and providing Home Sharing family-based services for people with intellectual disabilities and or/Autism in Ireland. The association was founded in 2003 and meets on a bi-monthly basis with a focus on good practice and governance of schemes engaging in providing Home Sharing as a model of support.

The network supports services that provide Home sharing or are exploring Home Sharing as a model of support. It represents the Home Sharing sector on a National Level always promoting Home Sharing as an individualized and person-cantered.

The Network was successful in lobbying for an amendment to the Finance Tax Bill 2020. This amendment was signed into law by President Michael Higgins in December 2020 and reads as follows.

Section 4 amends section 192BA taxes Consolidation Act 1997 to provide an exemption from income tax for certain payments made by or on behalf of the Health Service Executive to a carer in respect of what is generally referred to and commonly known as Home Sharing Host allowance.

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

About Us
Our Services


People in receipt of Home Share


Families Helped


Years of Experience

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"The community learn an awful lot about disabilities and the more we separate people with disabilities from society the less people have contact with it and they don’t know how to handle it or behave around it, but also they miss out on the beauty of the contact"

Family in receipt of Home Share

‘ Our [Home Sharing family’s] been with us so long, like [our daughter] would be very close to her Home Sharing family like her parents, her aunts ,uncles ,nieces and nephews , she knows them all!’

Family in receipt of Home Share

Success Stories
Contact Us


Our Address

St. Michael's House

Adare Green


Dublin 17

D17 EN84

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday  9AM – 5PM

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