The Dales Care Home



North Yorkshire,

BD23 6DU

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01756 611 637

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm
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The Dales Care Home in Skipton

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 on our dedicated Memory Lane Community. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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


  • 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

Our Team

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

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 people

Barchester’s Charitable Foundation distributes over £150,000 per year to individuals and small community groups/charities across England, Scotland and Wales.

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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 & 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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The Dales Care Home

CQC Overall rating


18 December 2018

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