Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet MP and The Hon. John Ajaka MLC, Minister for Ageing & Disability Services recently opened the new state-of-the-art facilities at the New Haven Farm Home in Freemans Reach.
Opened in 1960 by Hawkesbury constituents, Bill and Lola Hair, New Haven has been home to men with intellectual disabilities with Bill and Lola Hair having two sons of their own with an intellectual disability.
“I would like to thank Bill and Lola Hair along with the team at New Haven Farm Home for their ongoing service to the community and commitment to care for Hawkesbury’s vulnerable.” Mr Perrottet said.
The Farm has a growing emphasis on encouraging residents to integrate with the broader Hawkesbury and surrounding communities.
The new completed buildings which include three villas and an administration building will accommodate 30 people living with a disability with the existing cottages being refurbished this year.
The NSW Government has assisted The Farm with funding to extend services from the Farm site to extend to a community home in Richmond.
Due to this state initiative many of our clients have been given further opportunities to fully partake in the life of our community,” said Mr Jacques Stap, CEO New Haven Farm Home. “We believe that in disability services around Australia a new leaf has turned.”