New Haven Farm Home would like to congratulate Jacques, our Chief Executive Officer who was announced as a finalist for the CEO of the Year Award in the 2018 Third Sector Awards this week!
Jacques is one of 5 finalists being considered for this award, which recognises and celebrates Australia’s most notable executive leaders and decision-makers in the not-for-profit sector.
This is very exciting news for New Haven Farm Home – not only are we very happy for Jacques, but this is a wonderful recognition of the dedication, initiative, hard work and innovative thinking of the New Haven Farm Home team and leaders.
New Haven Farm Home has been in operation for over 55 years. Prior to Jacques’ leadership, our organisation operated as a large residential service, with commercial kitchen and laundry; cleaning staff; many clients sharing rooms; support staff focused on task based actions, and a ‘one size fits all’ group mentality approach was our day to day.
Today, New Haven Farm Home has a person centred focus. Staff support clients to become active, contributing members of their community through participation in community activities; opening and operating individual bank accounts; completing their personal shopping within local shopping centres; joining local groups such as libraries, choir groups, gyms, bingo and trivia groups, and participating in life and the community with the same opportunities as everyone else. Individuals are supported to learn to cook and develop their independent living and social skills and are respected and appreciated as individuals with differing interests and needs.
Jacques has also been instrumental in the physical expansion and development of New Haven Farm Home, enabling opportunities for our service to grow and expand in the community. New Haven Farm Home has only recently opened a third Richmond town centre based site enabling greater inclusion, independence and social interaction opportunities for people living with a disability.
The Third Sector Awards night is being held on Tuesday 25th of September and we wish Jacques all the best.
You can learn more about the 2018 awards by visiting this link: https://thirdsectorawards.com.au/finalist-announced-for-third-sector-awards-2018/