An independent voice and champion for older people across Wales

The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales is an independent voice and champion for older people across Wales, standing up and speaking out on their behalf. She works to ensure that those who are vulnerable and at risk are kept safe and ensures that all older people have a voice that is heard, that they have choice and control, that they don’t feel isolated or discriminated against and that they receive the support and services they need. The Commissioner's work is driven by what older people say matters most to them and their voices are at the heart of all that she does. 

The Commissioner works to make Wales a good place to grow older - not just for some but for everyone. 

Generations Together

We're working in partnership with the Children's Commissioner to promote the benefits of intergenerational projects and activities

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Human Rights

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Information and resources about adult protection in Wales... 

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We provide direct bilingual support to older people across Wales...

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We travel extensively across Wales to meet and speak with a diverse range of older people...

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Latest News

  • Rethinking Respite


    In 2016, the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales published her Dementia: More Than Just Memory Loss report. One of the key areas of concern identified was the lack of flexible, enabling and personalised respite support. This issue is now being explored further by the Commissioner through a piece of work called Rethinking Respite.

  • Commissioner strongly welcomes support for crimes against older people to be recognised as hate crimes


    I strongly welcome that the National Assembly for Wales has today unanimously supported calls for crimes committed against older people because of their age to be recognised as hate crimes.

  • Commissioner: Disappointing that Committee Inquiry could reinforce ageist attitudes


    “Whilst I welcome the aims of the Finance Committee’s latest Inquiry to ensure that the right health and social care services are in place in Wales and sustainable, I am disappointed that it has been framed in a way that reinforces negative stereotypes and the ageist narrative that presents older people as a burden on society.

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