Other organisations that may be helpful when thinking about an assessment for care and support in Wales.
People's circumstances change, so the services they receive should be reviewed from time to time. 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.
Not everyone will be eligible to have care or support paid for by their local authority. This eligibility for Wales is determined through a financial assessment of the person receiving the care or support.
Anyone who cares for a person with dementia is also entitled to an assessment of their own needs as a carer. This page includes information about getting a carer's assessment in Wales and what to expect and what to do in preparation for the assessment.
A local authority (also known as local council) has a duty to assess the care needs of a person with dementia. This page looks at how someone with dementia can get a care assessment including the process for application and what to expect.
Read Wales-specific guidance for accessing care and support at home for people with dementia and carers.
Read our guidance on self-funding care home fees, including why you might want to request a needs assessment.
Find out what a financial assessment is and why someone affected by dementia might need one.
A needs assessment will determine what care needs a person living with dementia has, and whether the local authority will contribute towards meeting them.