The Dales Care Home

Draughton, Skipton, BD23 6DU  Map View

The Dales Care Home in Skipton

Our home is situated in the small country village of Draughton, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Whilst visiting, you can take advantage of the many scenic views that can be easily seen from the windows throughout the home. The historic village of Skipton is also only 5 miles away and well worth a visit.

Here at The Dales, we provide high quality residential and 24-hour nursing care for older people, in addition to support for those living with dementia. Alongside this, we also offer palliative care with dedicated, devoted and experienced staff who are both highly qualified and compassionate. Our staff form strong relationships with residents, family and friends, which is central to the caring and homely atmosphere we offer.

Dementia Care

The Dales also has a dedicated Memory Lane Community that provides a safe, homely environment for people living with dementia, which has been designed following these guidelines ensuring the care we provide supports residents’ freedom of choice. We aim to maintain their life-skills, improving their self-esteem and helping them to maintain and develop their independence while they are living with us.

Staff undertake specialist dementia care training developed by our team of Dementia Care Specialists and academic partners, the Centre for Dementia Research at Leeds Beckett University. Together they ensure our training programmes are informed by the very latest thinking. We ensure that the people we support feel comfortable and safe in their surrounding environment, helping ensure they live life with dementia to the full.

Choosing a care home for a loved one or friend who may be experiencing dementia can be difficult and we have created a guide to showcase how we ‘Enrich the lives of people living with dementia’ in our care home.

As with all Barchester care homes, our high standards are reflected through our hospitality, cooking and activities. There is always something new and different happening, be it live entertainment, themed-events or trips to local places of interest. You can keep up-to-date with our latest activities and events by clicking the link.

Whether you’re considering care options for now or in the future, we are always happy to discuss how we may best suit your needs. We welcome visitors at any time, so feel free to drop in for a cup of tea and chat to experience The Dales for yourself.

Life at our homes booklet

Read our brochure 'Providing great quality care and wellbeing' for more information on how we're here to help you and your loved one.
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Types of care

We provide person-centred care in a beautiful setting. Our Memory Lane community offers 24 hour nursing care to those living with dementia. Staff are dedicated to helping residents maintain their independance for as long as possible, but will also be there to give their assistance with many other things, should it be needed. We aim to make each resident's life as enriched as we can by offering activites that are tailored to their likes and dislikes. 

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Nursing care

Residential care

Dementia care

Respite / Short stay

Enriching the lives of people living with dementia

Read our brochure 'Enriching the lives of people living with dementia' for more information on our support.

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A-Z Directory of Demential Care

Read our brochure 'A-Z Directory of Demential Care' for more information on our support.

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  • Wi-fi available
  • Step-free access
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Night bite menu


  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Activity classes
  • Activity room
  • Day trips


  • Disabled bathroom
  • Disabled WC/facilities
  • Disabled parking
  • Disability awareness/equality training


  • Double rooms
  • Furnished rooms and own furniture welcomed
  • Nurse call system
  • Overnight visitor facilities

Our Team

The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.

Roisin Doyle

General Manager

Hi, my name is Roisin and I am the General Manager supporting here at The Dales. Welcome to our website!

Thank you for taking the time to look further into what we have to offer to you or your loved one. Here is an opportunity to look at some of our staff team in the home, who all play a vital role in day-to-day life.

I previously worked for Barchester as General Manager here at The Dales, and I am delighted to return. I am a registered mental health nurse and bring over 28-years’ experience to the role from within various health settings, and bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the home. I am very passionate about ensuring the residents receive the best care, experience.

I work with a long standing supportive team who aim to achieve the best for the home. I look forward to welcoming you into our home.

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Life at The Dales Care Home

Ensuring that we deliver high quality care to those we support isn’t our only priority here – we also want to offer excitement and, most importantly, to ensure that everyone feels at home. That is why we employ trained staff who are committed to delivering a stimulating activities programme and nutritious cuisine, which are supplemented by services and facilities that are designed to make life here as pleasant as possible.

Food & Nutrition

Food and nutrition

We offer a constantly evolving menu that caters to the tastes and dietary requirements of those we support.

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Activities & Events


Our activities programme is planned with individual tastes in mind, and residents always have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.

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Care & Facilities

Care and Facilities

Our facilities are designed to the highest standards and the care we provide is delivered by passionate and highly-trained professionals.

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What people say about us

The Dales Care Home

CQC Overall rating


18 December 2018

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