The Framework for Action outlines the Commissioner’s priorities and the changes she expects to see for older people, as well as the role she will play in delivering these changes.
We are currently developing the Commission’s Framework for Action 2013-17, which will guide our work over the next four years.
It is founded on the views of older people, as well as those that support and represent them, that have been gathered through extensive and ongoing engagement across Wales during the past year.
We believe that the four themes within our Framework for Action underpin a good quality life; a life that has value, meaning and purpose.
For the first time, we have published the Commission’s work programme, which lays out 50 specific pieces of work that will be taken forward during the next 18 months
My guiding principle as the independent Older People’s Commissioner is to listen to all older people across Wales and those who work with them. Older people and many organisations worked hard for the establishment of a Commissioner with unique powers to benefit people aged 60 and above.
This plan will set out the initial purpose and direction of the Older People’s Commission, recognising its unique situation in its set up phase and the need to evolve and develop our thinking over the coming months.
On 26 June 2013, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, launched her first Impact and Reach Report ‘Standing Up, Speaking Out’, which highlights the action she has taken since she took up post in June 2012 to March 2013, her first 9 months as Commissioner, to drive forward the change that older people have told her they want and need to see.
Today, Sarah Rochira, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, formally published her annual report 2011/12.
The report outlines the role undertaken by the Commission over the past year to support older people across Wales.
The Commissioner’s Report 2010-11 is now available for download.
The Report details the wide range of work undertaken by the Older People’s Commission during the last financial year and outlines our future plans and priorities.
The role of Older People’s Commissioner for Wales was created with a range of powers to help improve the lives of older people in Wales.
This is the first Commission of its kind in the world and we are pioneering work that can be followed internationally. Many groups and individuals worked hard to bring this independent post into being, and the Commissioner’s powers reflect their serious intent to challenge the barriers and discrimination that face older people.
The Commission launched Coming of Age, its first report to the First Minister for Wales, Rhodri Morgan on 1st October 2008, on the UN International Day for Older People.
The Commissioner for Older People (Wales) Act 2006 requested the publication of a report at this stage, but as the Older People’s Commission for Wales has not been in existence for a full year, the report does not contain the typical financial and corporate statements you would expect to see in an Annual Report.