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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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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

  • Statement: Welsh Government Announces £1m funding to make Wales a more dementia-friendly nation


    I strongly welcome the Health Minister’s announcement today that £1m of funding will be made available to help make Wales a more dementia-friendly nation by improving dementia diagnosis rates and providing care staff with additional training so they can provide the very best care and support to older people living with dementia in our care homes.

  • Scrutiny of Health Board Annual Quality Statements


    Annual Quality Statements (AQS) are published by Health Boards in Wales to provide information to the public about their performance and how they are using their resources to deliver safe, effective and patient-centred services to ensure that the care they deliver is dignified and compassionate. The Commissioner made a commitment to publish a critique of each Health Board’s Statement, using seven questions to assess whether it will deliver its aims to communicate effectively with and provide assurances to older people in Wales.

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