Personal Budgets can help provide choice and control for people with dementia, which is a legal right. Following the Care Act 2014, personalisation is a key part of the social care agenda.
There are a range of information and support services available for assistance with personal budgets. Here we outline the support available and answer the most frequently asked questions about personal budgets.
Read about the number of ways that a personal budget can be paid and managed.
Read the various steps you need to take in order to get a personal budget for either a carer or person living with dementia.
Find out what a personal budget is, who can receive one, how a personal budget can be used and how it is managed (including the direct payments option).
If the person with dementia or their carer has a complaint relating to any part of the process, it is best to try to resolve it with the person they have contact with, such as the assessor or social worker.
Once an assessment has been carried out the next step is to organise the care and support.
A 'health and social care assessment' tells the HSC trust about what help a person needs. This may also be followed by a financial assessment.
If you need care and support in Wales, your local authority will need to carry out an assessment of your needs. Then they will carry out a financial assessment to decide who will pay for your care. If the local authority fund your care, you will receive a direct payment.
A 'needs assessment' is carried out by your local authority to determine what care and support is needed. This assessment is used it decide whether you are eligible for support.
Services for all people with dementia should try to help them maintain their day-to-day skills and develop new interests if they wish to. This page provides information on age appropriate services for younger people and help with locating them.