The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales works closely with a large number of organisations in order to achieve its objectives. Below is a list of key partnerships and the role that they play in what we do.

Age UK and Age Cymru

We refer to Age UK and Age Cymru (in Wales) for appropriate information and advice across a wide range of issues.

Care and Repair Cymru

We refer older people to Care and Repair Cymru for information and support to maintain healthy, independent lives in their own homes.

Carers Wales

We work with Carers Wales to refer older carers for advice and support and to highlight the challenges facing older people.

Children’s Commissioner for Wales

We work in partnership with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales as a similar independent Commission promoting equality and human rights.

Citizens Advice Cymru

Our relationship with Citizens Advice Cymru means that we refer older people to them for advice on legal concerns and wider issues.

National Partnership Forum for Older People Wales

The Commissioner has observer status on this forum and has developed effective partnerships with individual members.

The Pension Service

We work with The Pension Service to encourage older people to claim the financial benefits to which they are entitled.  This partnership has enabled us to be in contact with older people who may be missing out on these benefits and increase awareness of the Commission.

Prime Cymru

Our partnership with Prime Cymru promotes older people as employees and entrepreneurs.

Saga Magazine

Support, advice & information for the over 50s ranging from health issues, retirement, money & pensions to gardening tips, recipes, celebrities and dating.

U3A: University of the Third Age Wales

A list of all the 52 Welsh U3As, including general information, activities and events.

Wales TUC

We work alongside Wales TUC to promote equality in the workplace and positive attitudes towards ageing.

Welsh Local Government Association

We work with local strategy coordinators, older people’s champions and relevant departments to ensure older people are involved in local decision making.

 

Useful Links to other organisations


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Organisation Name Website address
Age Alliance Wales http://www.agealliancewales.org.uk/
Age Concern North East Wales www.acnew.org.uk/
Age Cymru www.ageuk.org.uk/cymru
Age UK www.ageuk.co.uk
Access for Disabled www.disabledgo.co.uk
Alzheimer's Society www.alzheimers.org.uk
Arthritis Care www.arthritiscare.org.uk
British Geriatrics Society www.bgs.org.uk
Citizens Advice Bureau www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Cancer Research Campaign Cymru www.cancerresearchuk.org
Charities Aid Foundation www.cafonline.org
Charity Commission www.charity-commission.gov.uk
Care Council for Wales www.ccwales.org.uk
Care Forum Wales
Community Legal Services www.clsdirect.org.uk/index.jsp
Contact the Elderly www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk
Cross Roads Care www.crossroads.org.uk
Deafblind UK www.deafblind.org.uk
Department for Work and Pensions www.dwp.gov.uk
Depression Alliance Cymru www.depressionalliance.org
Distance Learning at The Open University www.open.ac.uk
Drink Wise Age Well http://drinkwiseagewell.org.uk/
Equality and Human Rights Commission www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/
Fifty Plus Forums Rhondda Cynon Taf
http://fiftyplusforumrct.com
Gofal http://www.gofal.org.uk/
Housing Learning and Improvement Network Cymru http://www.housinglin.org.uk/HousingRegions/Wales/
Information Commissioner’s Office
Independent Review Service (Social Fund applications and appeals) - www.irs-review.org.uk
International Federation on Ageing www.ifa-fiv.org
Joseph Rowntree Foundation www.jrf.org.uk
Justice for Jasmine  http://justiceforjasmine.org/
Legal Services Commission www.legalservices.gov.uk
MIND Cymru - mental health charity www.mind.org.uk
Money Advice Service  https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en 
Motor Neurone Disease Association www.mndassociation.org
NHS Wales www.wales.nhs.uk
National Pensioners Convention www.npcuk.org
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) www.nmc-uk.org
Pensionwise  https://www.pensionwise.gov.uk/  
Public Service Ombudsman www.ombudsman-wales.org.uk
Queen's Nursing Institute www.qni.org.uk/
Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation www.radar.org.uk
RNIB www.rnib.org.uk
Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/
RSCPP www.rscpp.co.uk
Saga Magazine - Health and Wellbeing http://www.saga.co.uk/magazine/health-wellbeing  
Saga Magazine - Retirement
Seniors Discounts www.seniorsdiscounts.co.uk
SSIA Improving Social Care In Wales www.ssiacymru.org.uk
Stroke Association www.stroke.org.uk
Tenovus - the cancer charity www.tenovus.org.uk
Welsh Assembly Government new.wales.gov.uk
Wales Carers - organisation and pressure group for carers in Wales www.carersonline.org.uk
Wales Council for the Blind www.wcb-ccd.org.uk
Wales Council for Voluntary Action www.wcva.org.uk
Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) www.wlga.gov.uk
 Which? Elderly Care http://www.which.co.uk/elderly-care