National Home-sharing & Short-breaks Network

AGM 2012

This years National Home-sharing & Short-breaks Network AGM will take place on Wednesday 14 November at 11am in the SAS Radisson Hotel, Athlone. The meeting will be limited to NHSN members and invited guests.

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Social Farming To Host Participants With ID

Social Farming Across Borders is a pilot project offering people, with disabilities, mental health, and other issues, opportunities to participate in the meaningful activities of a typical working farm. The current project will focus on men and women with Intellectual Disabilities.

The participants benefit from an improved quality of life, positive social identities, supportive personal relationships,  and community inclusion as do the farm owners who reconnect with their local communities through the opening up of their farms. 

This natural and mutual support has the potential to replace some of the congregated and segregated centre-based services that currently dominate the rehabilitation sector.

There is also potential to create partnership synergies between local social farming projects and host family schemes.

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Home Share Clare Video

A video of the Home Share Clare feature on a recent RTÉ Nationwide programme is now available to view on our website at

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