THE mayor of Thurrock opened a new cafe and extension to Carolyne House care home in Chadwell St Mary.
The home is one of four operated by Runwood Homes under the Kathryn homes banner and is well known for its work in the community.
The home was originally built in 2002 and the new extension has added eight rooms as well as extra bathrooms and lounge areas for the residents.
A new cafe called Gracies’ Tea Room, named after the homes oldest resident, Grace Sharman, who was 105 last year, was also opened.
Regional director Sue Smith said: “We are delighted to open the extension and so pleased that Grace allowed us to name it after her.
“We are very proud of our reputation in making every home a real home.