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Community Services

Community Services

We are Airedale NHS Foundation Trust Community Services delivering community-based services aimed at supporting people to manage their own health at home and reducing the need for people to go into hospital.  What matters to you is important to us.

We care for people across Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven every day in partnership with other health, social care and voluntary community services (VCS) to deliver joined up care in community settings.  The intention is to provide good out of hospital care and reduce avoidable admissions int acute hospitals or when admission is necessary, we help people return home from hospital as soon as possible.

By providing community based services aimed at preventing health problems from getting worse, we help to reduce the need for people to go into hospital.  The Trust works closely with other health and social care services and VCS to support a shift from care in acute hospitals, into more joined up care in community, close to home.

The Community Team have completed their photo project – a pilot run by Our Creative Connection, a social enterprise that uses photography for social change.  Working with a small group of volunteers from the community teams the project was aimed at helping staff learn new skills, to be able to share what it’s like working for the NHS and in community, through their own photos.

The goal was to create photos that could be used for recruitment by highlighting the real stories of people within the Trust and their everyday lives.

There are plans for an online exhibition of all the amazing photos and they will also feature on the Trust jobs website and in upcoming recruitment campaigns.

To read more and see a preview of some of the photos click here.

Contact information

Settle Health Centre

Settle Health Centre, Town Head, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9HX

Contact number 01729 822205

Castleberg Hospital

Castleberg Hospital, Raines Road, Giggleswick, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 0BN

Contact number 01729 823515

Skipton Hospital

Skipton Hospital, Keighley Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 2RJ

Contact number 01756 792233



Contact number – 01535 292581

Specialist Nurses

Specialist Nurses

Contact number – 01535 294551

Who we are

We are Airedale NHS Foundation Trust Community Services delivering community-based services aimed at supporting people to manage their own health at home and reducing the need for people to go into hospital.

Community Nursing stories

Read some of our Community Nursing stories here


Read here about what it takes to be a rural nurse like Justine  in a feature ‘On duty with a Dales district nurse’

Our senior staff and specialist team leads
Community nurses

My patient journey

Assessments, appointments and booking

My advice

What you need to know about the start of your patient pathway with us

More Information

More information about the options we provide at our centres in the community

Coming to Hospital

What you need to know when coming to an appointment

What to expect on your visit

Meet our Community Teams

Specialist Nursing Team
Craven Collaborative Care Team
Airedale Collaborative Care Team
Craven District Nursing Team
Community Advanced Practitioners Team
Virtual Ward: information for Health Professionals
Virtual Ward: information for patients
Community Services Delivery Team
Castleberg Harden Ward Team
Settle Health Centre Team
Castleberg Hospital Team
Skipton Hospital Team
Urgent Community Response

We value your feedback

Here's how to give us feedback on our service

Your aftercare explained

What we do

How can we help you after you leave hospital?

We can offer:

Professional advice, support and skilled nursing care to enable people to live as independently as possible with an acute or chronic illness/disability

  • Care after inpatient and Day Care Surgery
  • Wound Care
  • End of Life Care
  • Symptom Control

Explaining what your Discharge means

You will be discharged from the service when:

  • you are no longer housebound;
  • your treatment is complete;
  • you can start attending your GP practice for treatment;
  • you are referred to another service.

Community Services News

Airedale Trust News

Airedale Healthcare Support Worker receives national award for her compassion and commitment to care

Cherie Melvin, a Healthcare Support Worker in Airedale NHS Foundation Trust’s Cardiac Rehabilitation team, has been awarded the Chief Nursing Officer for England’s Healthcare Support Worker Award. The award recognises…
Airedale Trust News

Fiona receives her Queen’s Nurse award

Fiona Throp, Community Advanced Clinical Practitioner, at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has been given the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).…
Airedale Trust News

Cardiac team launches digital exercise clinic

This week the cardiac team at Airedale Hospital have launched a brand new digital exercise clinic for cardiac rehabilitation, so patients can access it whenever they want 24/7. The new…
Act as One
Airedale nursing team win Team of the Year award