Thank you for showing an interest in our page. I would like to explain a little about where we are, what we do and the people who live and work here.

Our home is situated in the small country village of Draughton, which is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. The historic market town of Skipton is only 5 miles away and well worth a visit.

From the minute you enter The Dales, you will feel the warmth radiating from the caring and homely atmosphere we provide. We want everyone who comes to stay or visit to have a memorable and wonderful experience.

Whilst visiting you can take advantage of the many scenic views and the changing landscape, which can be easily seen from the windows as you walk around the home.

Recent reviews of our home on included the following comments: ‘The Dales have nurtured and cared for mum with dignity and respect and it is a joy to visit her now, knowing she is receiving the best possible care.’ ‘All the staff are loving and caring wonderful people, we could not ask for better.’ ‘The high quality of care and attention given to my mother is without doubt quite marvellous. I admire all the girls, ladies and guys that work there, nothing is ever too much trouble and the time and attention given to her is done with dignity and respect.’ 

We provide a high standard of care within our home. We offer 24-hour nursing care, which includes our Memory Lane Community, a resource dedicated to people living with dementia. We provide end of life care with dedicated, devoted and experienced staff who are both highly qualified and compassionate.

Our staff form strong friendships with both the people who reside with us and their family and friends, to whom our door is always open.

Life at The Dales is never dull. There is always something new and different happening.... be it live entertainment, the staff dressing up for wacky fun-themed events, or in-house activities. To keep up to date with our latest activities and events, please keep popping back to our website to see what is coming up.

It may be that you do not need us currently, but please feel free to drop in at any time, no appointment needed. Or just come along and have a coffee and a chat to see what we are all about. We hope to see you soon.

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.

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Our team

Here at The Dales, from the minute you walk through the door, the staff will be there to greet you and welcome you into the home, from the housekeeping staff who keep the home clean to the maintenance man who attend to all the repairs and decor. The team here at The Dales are committed to ensuring that residents always receive a high standard of care that is delivered with dignity and respect.

Care Home in Skipton | The Dales

Dawn Johnson

General Manager

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

I have a wide array of experience within nursing and management, including working in many areas of the NHS. I have commissioned new services and worked as management in various settings of the independent sector over a period of 10 years.

My role as General Manager has various facets, but all these centre round ensuring that residents’ lives are as fulfilled as possible, embracing independence, family and friends. I am focused on ensuring that good quality care is delivered in the way residents would like and I have an open door to all, encouraging ideas and suggestions.

I enjoy the variety that my role offers, and love being in a privileged position to ensure that we deliver the best care to residents and those people important to them. 

I look forward to meeting you!

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Our 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. 

Types of care

Nursing Care

Nursing care is for people who need a qualified nursing care team available to them 24 hours a day.

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Residential Care

Our residential care is ideal for frail older people that would benefit from additional care and support, but without the need for specialist nursing or dementia care.

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Dementia Care

Our highly skilled team of dementia experts work hard to ensure the highest quality of care, based on the latest research.

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Respite Care & Short Breaks

Whether you care for a relative or are in need of care yourself, taking a break from your usual routine can do the world of good. You can now pre-book respite stays up to a year in advance.

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  • Wi-fi available
  • Pet-friendly
  • Step-free access
  • Hairdressing salon


  • Access to kitchen facilities
  • Activity room
  • Flexible mealtimes
  • Internet access/wifi


  • 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
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What people say about us


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