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Gills Top


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Scar Street, Grassington, Skipton, BD23 5AF

England’s largest provider of housing and care for those aged over 55 years, Anchor’s Gills Top is located in the picturesque village of Grassington, providing quality care and facilities within a comfortable and relaxing environment. The home is a short distance from the River Wharfe and enjoys an idyllic location within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The home provides residential care which is personally tailored to meet the individual needs of customers and enhance their quality of life. The care team works closely with customers and their loved ones to create detailed care plans. This ensures each individual’s health and care needs are continually met. Dementia care training is regularly provided for care staff to ensure their approach always reflects best practice.

As a Sunday Times Top 100 Not-for-Profit Organisations to work for both in 2016 and 2017, Anchor reinvests profits into its retirement and care homes, which allows them to ensure standards are high and exceed expectations. The Dementia Care Team achieved the Outstanding Dementia Care Innovation for the Anchor Inspires Programme and the use of iPads at the Dementia Care Awards in 2015.

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Registration summary

Managers: Andrea Anne Smith
Registration Date: 25 November 2010
Last CQC inspection: 15 June 2016
Local Authority: North Yorkshire
Specialist care categories: Caring for adults over 65 yrs • Dementia
Number of beds: 27

Care home group

CQC Rating for Gills Top

Where this care home can improve

Ratings are provided by Care Quality Commission (CQC) and reflects the most recent report for this care home, which was published on 1 July 2016.

See CQC's page explaining ratings for more details about ratings and inspection practices of care homes in England.

Services offered at Gills Top

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Nearby facilities:
- Skipton town centre is nine miles away and can be reached using excellent bus services
- The nearest hospital is Airedale Hospital
- Skipton Railway Station is ten miles away
- A theatre, swimming pool, golf course and supermarket are under nine miles away

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