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.
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.
Read our brochure ‘Life in our home. Providing care through coronavirus’ for more information on how we’re here to help you and your loved one.
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.Read more
Respite / Short stay
Click here to read our latest brochure 'Enriching the lives of people living with dementia' for more information on our support for your loved one.
- Wi-fi available
- Step-free access
- Hairdressing salon
- 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
The dedicated and experienced team are passionate about providing quality care to each individual living at the home.
Hi, my name is Roisin and I am the General Manager here at The Dales. Welcome to our website!
Thank you for taking the time to look further into what The Dales has 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 have worked for the healthcare sector for approximately 30 years in a range of roles firstly as a carer, then qualifying as a nurse before moving on to becoming a Registered manager. I became a registered manager over 4 years ago and really enjoy my role.
I love my role and what I do and I am lucky to be supported by a fantastic team that demonstrate a nurturing warm and compassionate approach.Get in touch Meet my team
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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.