Rayner House Care | 3-5 Damson Parkway, Solihull B91 2PP | 0121 705 9293.

  • About Us

Our History

Rayner House Care was set up in 1984 by local businessman Bill Rayner who wanted to provide affordable care for the residents of Solihull.

He worked with another Solihull businessman, Mr Shepherdson, to realise his vision, as well as Solihull Council, who provided the land, and Solihull Rotary Club, who set up a trust fund.

The opening of the Marjorie Jones Wing with The Mayor, Councillor Mike Robinson & Dr Peter Travis.

The opening of the Marjorie Jones Wing with The Mayor, Councillor Mike Robinson & Dr Peter Travis.


A Board of Trustees, who work on an entirely voluntary basis, has overall responsibility for Rayner House and for policy decisions.

The Chairman of Trustees is Dr Peter Travis who has been associated with Rayner House since it first opened in 1985, firstly as visiting doctor to the home then, on his retirement from the NHS, as a trustee since 2009.

He became Chairman in 2012 and leads a small team of trustees drawn from varied professional backgrounds having skills in areas including social care, accountancy, human resources, pharmacy, chartered surveying, voluntary work and legal matters. A list of all current Trustees is displayed within the home’s reception area.

The Chairman of the Trustees is registered with the Care Quality Commission as the “registered home provider”.
The Care Manager is the “registered manager”. They are responsible for the day-to-day well-being of residents and general running of our services.

A Business Manager deals with all financial, property and resource matters.

Photographs of key people mentioned in this guide and how to contact them are displayed within the home’s reception area. Our receptionist will be pleased to help you if you need more information.

Making a Donation or Leaving a Legacy

As a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing the very best standards of care, we do not seek any financial donations, but are always incredibly grateful for them.

Any donations or legacies we receive are invested into our facilities and services so we can continue to offer the highest standards of care at the most affordable prices.


Our Team

We have a 60-strong team at our care home in Solihull , including trustees, a management team, care staff, domestic staff, and a catering team.

Each individual who works for us has been involved with Rayner House Care for many years. We’re a friendly and professional team, offering high standards of care, and a great working environment – so our staff tend to stay with us a long time.

Jane Kenny
Deputy Manager
Carol Walker
Shift Manager
Michelle Lomas
Shift Manager
Nicola Olley
Shift Manager
Anita Bassett
Business Manager
Debbie Hogan
Day Centre Manager
Ramanjeet Jheeta
Admin / Acounts
Receptionist / Clerk
Head Cook
Elaine Elvins-Traquair
Activities Co-ordinator
Maintenance technician
Our trustees & management team

Our team of local, experienced, and professional trustees and management staff are responsible for our high care standards at Rayner House care home in Solihull.

They know exactly what safeguarding measures need to be in place, how a care home should be run, and how to achieve the incredibly high standards that the Care Quality Commission looks for.

Our Catering staff

Our kitchen staff and chefs spend a lot of time devising interesting menus, allowing for choice, and preparing nutritious and tasty meals for our care home in Solihull residents and day centre visitors.

Any specific dietary requirements can be catered for with complete safety.

Care staff

Every member of our care team is employed directly by ourselves, including our relief bank of workers for holiday and sick cover as we believe our residents should have the comfort of seeing the same people all the time, who know their needs and their personality, rather than constantly meeting strangers.

Every Rayner House resident is allocated their own keyworker – this gives both people the opportunity to develop a close relationship, and for our care workers to be really able to understand the challenges and needs each resident faces.  

Our domestic team

Our cleaners work tirelessly to make sure Rayner House Care is kept clean, tidy, and sterilised.

"Dedicated to Wellbeing".

Local Amenities

We are right next door to Spire Parkway and the Yew Tree Primary school.

The Yewtree surgery is close by and the main Solihull hospital is in town. Nearby shops include a butcher, One-Stop convenience store, a chemist, off license, beauty salon, hairdresser and a cash dispenser. The Greville Arms pub is within walking distance as is our local café

Solihull town centre, a mile away, is easily accessible by public transport. The bus stop is at the end of our driveway. There are all the major supermarkets and retail outlets you would expect, along with restaurants, bars and the Touchwood Centre containing Cineworld cinema. 

The Solihull Moors FC play just down the road and Birmingham Airport & the NEC are a mile and a half away.

The nearby canal offers picturesque walks.

Touchwood Centre - Solihull
Canal Side - Birmingham

Rayner House Care,
3-5 Damson Parkway,
Solihull B91 2PP.

0121 705 9293

Rayner House and Yew Trees Ltd is an exempt Charitable Registered Society under the Co-Operative and Community Benefits Societies Act 2014 and is also registered with The Homes and Communities Agency No H3182 and the Care Quality Commission.