The Disability Homestay Network (DHN) is an initiative of the Australian Homestay Network. The program was designed to improve the quality and quantity of short-term accommodation (STA) options and day programs for people with disability.
We provide properly-managed hosted accommodation and personalised day support for eligible participants funded through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). We do this in partnership with Breakaway Retreats, a company which specialises in STA and respite for NDIS participants and their families.
DHN offers a range of standards-based, individualised accommodation and support services to give people living with disability greater choice and control on their journey to achieving their goals.
As a disability service provider, our goal is to provide you (the guest) with opportunities to develop your daily life skills, build independence and make connections outside your usual network. You will have the chance to see new places, meet new people and experience new things.
Why are we called the Disability Homestay Network (DHN)?
The DHN program is specifically for people with disability.
When you book with us, you will be going on a short break to connect with a family (your hosts) who will welcome you into their home for the day or to stay for a few nights. This is sometimes called a homestay. We have a lot of experience in organising homestays.
You might have a few people that help you achieve your personal and professional goals including family, friends, colleagues, carers, doctors and other service providers. They are your support network. We have host families located in cities all over Australia who provide accommodation and care for their guests. We call them our host network.