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Congratulations Kirsten

Congratulations Kirsten Hartup, here is a snapshot of why your peers voted for you.

  • Kirsten is a team player who is extremely thorough in her duties. She displays professionalism in administering medication and isn’t afraid to stay back to ensure all jobs are complete. Kirsten is an asset for New Haven and I feel she is the perfect candidate to win this award.
  • Kirsten is a patient, hardworking and enthusiastic person. She is always such a great help and is very thorough with her job and teaching others. Kirsten is great to be around and deserves recognition!
  • Kirsten works solely from the heart. Kirsten is a true trooper and deserves this nomination as she is brave, never complains and always completes her duties with diligence and extreme care. Kirsten will double and triple check all of her duties and will bend over backwards for anyone, helping out staff members and clients in any way she can.
  • Kirsten is a hard worker, kind and the most the patient person I have ever had the pleasure to work with.
  • Kirsten is an outstanding employee who works well with clients but also goes the extra mile to help her teammates
  • Kirsten has demonstrated continuous support for clients throughout COVID-19. She does not let a positive case discourage the support she provides toward the clients.

Farewell our friend

Ian Graham was a long-serving member of the organisation and has dedicated over 20 years to the Board of New Haven Farm Home, many of those years as Chairman of the Board.

Ian has provided unparalleled commitment and contribution to the organisation over many years and his knowledge and presence will most certainly be missed. We would like to extend our sincerest sympathies to Alistair, Ian’s brother, whom Ian was incredibly devoted to. Additionally, we offer our utmost sympathies to Ian’s wife Patricia, and children Samantha and Anthony and their families as they mourn the loss of this wonderful man.

If anyone would like to offer their condolences to the family, they have asked that a donation be made to the Melanoma Institute of Australis been up to.


We would like to extend a huge and sincere thanks to Radiance Potgieter and her late husband Ted for their very kind and generous donation of multiple aids including various wheelchairs, walking and exercise aids, clothing, hoists, transfer aids, cushions and more. These items are very much appreciated.

COVID-19 Update – 25 June 2021

Dear Family and Friends of New Haven Farm Home,

I hope this finds you all safe and well.

With the recent changes to community and residential guidelines in relation to COVID-19, I wish to ensure you that the health and safety of all our clients, their families, and our staff is of utmost importance to us.

New Haven Farm Home receives regular updates through a variety of platforms, including NSW Health, in regards to the most current operating guidelines both within the service and when our clients are being supported to access the community. At all times, New Haven Farm Home acts in accordance with these guidelines.

Whilst full acknowledgment is given that the situation may alter in the future and that as an organisation, we will adjust to comply with any changes, the current guidelines that we are operating include:

  • All support staff are utilising the wearing of masks along with practicing good hygiene practices;
  • Two visitors are allowed each day, per client, recognising the physical distance guidelines in place;
  • Visitors are required to sign in and are advised to adhere to general community restrictions, such as mask-wearing indoors, check-in/out of the facility, hand hygiene, and have not been to any hotspot or close contact locations;
  • Limiting the movement of staff between sites and cancelling any unnecessary interactions;
  • Ensuring client community access activities are being conducted in line with current community guidelines and where appropriate, being cancelled.


    As always, please don’t hesitate to contact the Site Manager or myself if you have any further queries.

Sincerely yours,

Annette Allen
Chief Executive Officer

A message from the Board

At the commencement of July 2020, the New Haven Farm Home Board appointed Ms Annette Allen in the capacity of Acting CEO due to the sudden departure of the previous CEO. The active seeking of a new CEO whilst COVID-19 was at its peak, was not really an option. The appointment was then further extended in September 2020.

In this time, Annette has filled the role with diligence and the Board are pleased with her performance. Consequently, a decision has been made by the Board of New Haven Farm Home to appoint Ms Annette Allen as CEO of New Haven Farm Home, under a new three-year contract, commencing 1 June 2021.

On behalf of the Board, I both congratulate and wish Annette well in this endeavor and I am sure with the support of all staff and members of the organisation that New Haven Farm Home will continue to prosper and achieve its goal of delivering high-quality support and services to our clients.

If you have any questions or needs, please do not hesitate to contact myself or any other member of the Board.

With best regards,
Warren Chalker – Chairman

ANZAC Day commemorations

On the 23rd of April 2021, New Haven Farm Home commemorated Anzac Day with a ceremony held at our Freemans Reach site. The service was held to allow clients an opportunity to come together to remember the sacrifice that those brave men and women made for the Australia we know and love today. We would like to thank everyone who attended this event and everyone who gave up their time to take part in the ceremony.