The Dementia Assessment and Support Service (DASS) provides a dementia care pathway covering Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. The service provides specialist assessment and support for people who are presenting with possible onset of Dementia or a diagnosis of Dementia.

We work closely with other agencies and services throughout the county who may be able to offer additional support and advice to you and your family.

What you can expect from us:

  • Initial assessment
  • Diagnosis
  • Post diagnostic support / follow up
  • Treatment
  • Interventions and Person Centred Support
  • Signposting to external services

We hope that you and your family or carers will work with us to agree on the best way forward to support you.

The Team

The Dementia Service has a whole-team approach consisting of:

  • consultant psychiatrists
  • clinical psychologists
  • occupational therapists
  • nurses
  • assistant practitioners
  • health care support workers

There are specialist nurse practitioners who lead on our assessment and diagnostic clinics for those referred with suspected dementia.


Clinical Care

This service offers specialist Dementia assessment, diagnosis, treatment, person-centred interventions, and ongoing support. We also provide advice and information for you and anyone who cares for you. You will be supported by a member of the team who will regularly review your care if you are open to our service.

Once your referral has been accepted you will be contacted to discuss your referral. This allows us to gather any additional information required, along with meeting you, your family or your carers, to find out more about your current problems, or if you have any anxieties or concerns about the service or the next steps in relation to your care.

For some people, additional support may be needed to help them remain at home. Our aim is always to support people to live the life they want for as along as possible.


Future Planning and Sharing Your Care Plan

To ensure your care is provided in a consistent way we may have to share your Care Plan with other parts of our service and, with your consent, with other agencies, in order to help you and where possible, avoid going into hospital.


Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)

This is a programme of activities covering different topics which are designed to help your memory and other cognitive skills.


Useful Links

  • The Alzheimer's Society is a leading UK charity supporting anyone whose life is affected by Dementia
  • Age UK is the country's leading charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.

Dementia Assessment and Support Service (DASS) Contact Details

Telford & Wrekin

Fuller House,
Hall Court,
Hall Park Way,

Phone: 0300 303 1601

Shrewsbury, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Ludlow, and Bridgnorth

Severn Fields Health Village,
Sundorne Road,

Phone: 0300 303 3426