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

  • Response to Public Accounts Committee’s Governance Review of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


    The findings of the Public Accounts Committee’s review of governance arrangements at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board make clear that more needs to be done, at a greater pace, to not only deliver the required improvements, but also to rebuild trust and provide assurance to older people and their families throughout north Wales that the care they receive will be of the highest standard.

  • Changes to Financial Support Could Leave Older People in Wales £600 a month worse off, warns Commissioner


    The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales has called on the Westminster Government to halt imminent changes to Pension Credit and Housing Benefit Eligibility due to concerns about the impact they will have upon older people.

  • Solidarity between generations is vital, say Commissioners


    Opportunities for people of different ages to come together and connect in a meaningful way are essential to strengthen our communities and increase solidarity between generations. That’s the joint message from the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales and the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales on the European Union Day of Solidarity Between Generations (April 29).

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