An independent voice and champion for older people across Wales

The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales protects and promotes the rights of older people throughout Wales, scrutinising and influencing a wide range of policy and practice to improve their lives. She provides help and support directly to older people through her casework team and works to empower older people and ensure that their voices are heard and acted upon. The Commissioner’s role is underpinned by a set of unique legal powers to support her in reviewing the work of public bodies and holding them to account when necessary.

The Commissioner is taking action to end ageism and age discrimination, stop the abuse of older people and enable everyone to age well.

The Commissioner wants Wales to be the best place in the world to grow older.  

Making Wales the Best Place in the World to Grow Older

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Latest News

  • Commissioner Publishes 2018-19 Impact and Reach report


    The Older people’s Commissioner for Wales, Heléna Herklots, has published her latest Impact and Reach report, which highlights the wide range of work and action delivered by the Commissioner’s office to drive change for older people throughout Wales during the last year.

  • Impact and Reach Report 2018-19


    I was honoured to take up post as Commissioner in August 2018 and it is a privilege to be working to improve the lives of older people throughout Wales.

  • Response to Welsh Government Announcement on Eligibility Age for Concessionary Bus Pass


    Whilst the details provided in the Minister’s statement are very limited, I am concerned that the proposed changes to the eligibility age for a concessionary bus pass will have a significant impact on many older people throughout Wales.

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