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. 

Residential Care Review

A formal Review into the quality of life of older people living in care homes in Wales.

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Equality &
Human Rights

Information and resources about equality and human rights...

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Information and resources about adult protection in Wales... 

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Help &

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

  • UK legal system is failing older people, says Commissioner


    The UK legal system is failing older people and perpetuating abuse, neglect and crimes against older people, according to the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira.

  • Commissioner's Casebook


    I am publishing this casebook in order to highlight the key messages arising from my casework and to demonstrate the impact of the work of my Protection and Scrutiny Casework Team on the lives of older people in Wales

  • Impact & Reach Report 2014-15


    Today I launched my third impact and reach report, ‘Making a Difference for Older People in Wales’, which highlights the action I have taken on behalf of older people during 2014-15, as their independent voice and champion, to drive forward the change they have told me that they want and need to see.

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