Double Appointment at Statham Manor, Lymm

Farai Hanyane and Hannah Sparks have been appointed registered manager and deputy manager respectively at New Care’s latest care centre, Statham Manor in Lymm.

Using their many combined years of experience in health and social care, the duo will take responsibility for the day-to-day running of the new home on Statham Avenue, working together to deliver a high standard of person-centred care for residents.

Prior to joining New Care, Farai worked for a large corporate company for more than 14 years, progressing from nurse to operations manager covering homes across England, Scotland and Wales, and thoroughly enjoying the challenges that came with the role.

Hannah started her career at a nursing home before moving to St Roccos Hospice in Warrington where she focussed on providing specialist palliative care, both holistic symptom management and end-of-life care to patients and support to their loved ones.

Both registered general nurses, the pair have extensive additional professional qualifications but agree that elderly care is most definitely a calling for both of them.

Farai said: “After working in the corporate world, I was attracted to New Care as it was a smaller and more intimate company that would allow me to be my own person, connect with my team and deliver a wonderful quality of care to the people living in our home.  In addition to being beautifully designed inside and out, Statham Manor is a modern, high tech care facility which is every manager’s dream allowing us to access all of the detailed information that we need to care for residents quickly and at the push of a button.”

Hannah added: “I’m really looking forward to meeting our new residents and the wider team and it’s exciting that we are all starting out on this new venture at the same time as a new family.  I have loved learning everything I can about care and developing professionally over the years and hope to bring so much of this to my new role.”

“We are both looking forward to being part of Lymm’s wonderful community, building a team that celebrates the wonders of people and provides a quality of care that is delightful, establishing Statham Manor as the local care home of choice and eventually achieving an Outstanding CQC rating,” concluded Farai.

Commissioning director at New Care, Dawn Collett, said: “I am delighted to welcome Farai and Hannah to Statham Manor and am confident that they will work together to develop and establish the new home, delivering exceptional care for our residents, getting to know their families and the wider local community.”

Both Farai and Hannah are incredibly active outside of work.  Farai is a fitness fanatic walking for 10k every morning before work and training five times every week after work.  She likes taking part in Crossfit competitions and ran three half marathons last year along with six 10k races.

Hannah has five children, a scruffy Jack Russell plus three cats and a horse that keep her busy.  In her spare time, she likes to get out walking, riding the horses, going to the gym or eating great food.

Open now, Statham Manor is an expertly designed, purpose-built 66-bedroom care home featuring fully furnished bedrooms, each with a private en suite wet room, plus a selection of communal lounges and dining rooms.  It also has a nail bar, hairdresser, landscaped gardens and outdoor terraces to the first floor.

Part of the McGoff Group, Statham Manor provides exceptional residential, nursing and dementia care services.  For further information or to book an appointment to view the new care facility, please email