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. 

Say NO to Ageism

The Commissioner’s Say NO to Ageism Campaign aims to change the way society thinks about older people 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

  • Preparing Local Wellbeing Plans: Guidance for Public Services Boards


    The statutory Public Services Boards (PSBs) created by the Act, which have now replaced Local Service Boards (LSBs), have a crucial role to play in maintaining the health, independence and wellbeing of older people across Wales, and in ensuring that their lives have value, meaning and purpose...

  • Response to Welsh Government Statement on Older People


    I strongly welcome the statement issued by the Minister for Social Services and Public Health to coincide with the International Day of Older Persons, which sets out a serious intent and strong commitments to work across Government to address key issues facing older people in Wales today.

  • Ensuring that older people have a strong voice in the Senedd


    As events are held across the world to celebrate the International Day of Older Persons on October 1, the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales has welcomed the appointment of Older People’s Spokespeople by Plaid, Ukip and the Welsh Conservatives, who will each play a vital role in ensuring that older people have a strong voice in the Senedd and that the issues that matter to them are being discussed, debated and addressed.

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