Commissioner's Role

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.

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. 

The Older People’s Commissioner: 

  • Promotes awareness of the rights and interests of older people in Wales.
  • Challenges discrimination against older people in Wales. 
  • Encourages best practice in the treatment of older people in Wales. 
  • Reviews the law affecting the interests of older people in Wales.

The Commissioner has a wide range of legal powers to support her in delivering the change that older people want and need to see. For further information about the Commissioner’s legal powers, please click here.