Paignton care homes celebrate 20 years of service

Residents at Kingsmount Residential Home

GrayAreas, the owner of Mount Olivet Nursing Home and Kingsmount Residential Home in Paignton, Devon, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Husband and wife team Robert and Cherry Gray created GrayAreas in 2002 when they relocated to Paignton with their daughter Tori to take over Mount Olivet Nursing Home, investing in the home’s infrastructure, equipment and staff working conditions.

In 2004, seeing a need for residential dementia care in the area, the Grays purchased Kingsmount Residential Home. Tori joined the family business in 2009 and later took over as managing director after her parents died.

GrayAreas now employs more than 90 staff across the two homes with 40% of the team having been with the company for over five years, and 16 clocking up 10 or more years.

Earlier this year, GrayAreas became a Real Living Wage employer and, to commemorate its anniversary, will pay every employee a £20 bonus for each year of employment.

Gray said: “The last few years have been particularly hard for our residents and staff. However, we’re pleased to be coming out of the other side, and our milestone anniversary celebrations will be even more special. We attribute our success to our team members who provide excellent care to our residents. We’re extremely proud of our staff retention record and look forward to celebrating with them this year.”

To mark the 20th anniversary, the two homes will host parties for their residents, families and staff and are sponsoring the Devon Women in Business Awards.

Date Published: August 5, 2022