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. 

Generations Together

We're working in partnership with the Children's Commissioner to promote the benefits of intergenerational projects and activities

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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

  • Wales must not fall behind in tackling loneliness and isolation


    Following the publication of a draft loneliness strategy by the Scottish Government earlier this week, and the announcement today that the UK Government has appointed a Minister for Loneliness, I am growing increasingly concerned that Wales is in danger of falling behind in terms of tackling loneliness and isolation, which has a devastating impact on older people’s lives.

  • Statement from the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales: Older People’s Rights


    Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, said: “As Commissioner I have seen for myself and heard from older people across Wales about the ways in which the rights of older people, particularly those who may be vulnerable, diminish as they get older, something that can have a devastating impact upon their lives. It is therefore essential that a rights-based approach is embedded across public services in Wales...

  • Commissioner welcomes findings of Inquiry into loneliness and isolation


    The findings of the Inquiry into loneliness and isolation undertaken by the National Assembly’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee, published today, not only provide an important reminder of the scale of loneliness and the devastating impact it has on people’s lives, but also make clear the need for far more action, with strong leadership from the Welsh Government, to tackle this modern epidemic and major public health issue.

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