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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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Adult 
Protection

Information and resources about adult protection in Wales... 


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Help &
Support

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

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Engagement
Roadshow

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

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Latest News

  • Update: Aids and Adaptations

    02.4.14

    In 2012 I found that there were often unacceptable delays in providing Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) to older people for home aids and adaptations, with a number of Local Authorities failing to meet statutory requirements. This meant that individuals were at risk of falling, being unable to return home from hospital, or having to go into residential care unnecessarily. The cost to individuals is unacceptable, with a consequentially high impact upon the public purse.

  • Commissioner strongly welcomes proposals to improve access to public toilets in Wales

    31.3.14

    The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, has strongly welcomed Welsh Government proposals that would place a duty on Local Authorities to improve access to public toilets.

  • Age Alliance Wales: Working together to put the third sector at the heart of service delivery for older people

    27.3.14

    The role of the third sector in delivering vital support services for older people in Wales as part of a drive towards better integration across health and social care was one of the key messages at the Age Alliance Wales event in the Senedd yesterday.

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