We take good care

Meet our experienced staff, who are as specialised as they are committed .

The staff team at New Horizons (Stockport) Ltd

Bharati Parikh



Based at Head Office Bharati has been the responsible individual and director of New Horizons for over 19 years.  Bharati has been in business for over 30 years and has a Degree in Business Studies and Management and has attended over 30 courses relating to Childcare Practices and the looking after children and young people.


Any enquiries regarding referrals can be directed to Bharati on 0161 439 0484

Janet Fox

PA to the Director/Office Manager


Based at Head Office, Janet has over 28 years experience of working in an office environment including 12 years experience as a Senior Placements Officer. 


All enquiries regarding recruitment and administration can be directed to Janet on 0161 439 0484

Victoria Barton

HR Consultant/Office Assistant


Based at Head Office, Victoria has over 9 years experience of working in Residential Childcare and Human Resources, with a Diploma Level 5 in Business Management, plius various other HR and IT qualifications. 


Enquiries regarding Human Resources, IT and general administration can be directed to Victoria on 0161 439 0484

Maria Simmons

Registed Manager at Ivydene, Marple


Based at our Ivydene home in Marple, Stockport, Maria has been the Homes Manager since December 2006 and has an extensive history in Childcare and Social Work.


Any enquiries directly related to the home can be discussed with Maria on 0161 449 7771

Amie Evans

Registered Manager at Ferndene, Heaton Moor


Based at our Ferndene home in Heaton Moor, Stockport, Amie has been the Home Manager since August 2009 and has almost 17 years experience in childcare along with extensive training.


Any enquiries directly related to Ferndene can be discussed with Amie on 0161 432 2177

Anita Elms

Acting Manager at Rosedene, Burnage


Based at our Rosedene home in Burnage, South Manchester, 


Any enquiries directly related to the home can be discussed with Anita on 0161 248 7912

Wayne Gates

Registered Manager at Oakdene, Bury



Any enquiries directly related to Oakdene can be discussed with Wayne on 0161 459 8066 

Peter Russell



Peter is contracted by New Horizons (Stockport) Ltd.  He is a highly qualified psychotherapist with extensive experience of working with Looked After Young People.  Peter specialises in Art Therapy and Psychotherapy for Children and Young Adults in care homes.  He provides Art and Music Therapy and specialises in working with trauma in young people.  He has over 14 years experience in this field and provides clinical supervision to Key Workers.