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

  • Commissioner welcomes new human rights guidance from CSSIW


    Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, said: "I welcome CSSIW’s new human rights guidance, which has been published in response to my Review into the quality of life and care of older people living in care homes...

  • GP Services in Wales: The Perspective of Older People


    There are significant and unacceptable variations in older people’s experiences of accessing and using GP services in Wales, with particular issues around the appointments booking process, the accessibility of GP surgeries and the surgery environment, the time available for appointments, communication and privacy.

  • Working in Partnership to Bring Generations Together


    The Children’s Commissioner for Wales and the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales have worked together to launch a new set of resources to support communities across Wales in establishing intergenerational groups that bring younger and older people together.

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