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. 

Ten Years of Driving Change for Older People

Our interactive timeline highlights our work to make Wales a good place to grow older for everyone

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Equality &
Human Rights

Information and resources about equality and human rights...


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Adult 
Protection

Information and resources about adult protection in Wales... 


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Help &
Support

We provide direct bilingual support to older people across Wales...

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Engagement
Roadshow

We travel extensively across Wales to meet and speak with a diverse range of older people...

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Latest News

  • Commissioner’s response to Committee report on the use of antipsychotic medication in care homes

    17.5.18

    I strongly welcome the publication today of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s report on the use of antipsychotic medication in care homes, an issue that I highlighted as part of my Review into the quality of life and care of older people living in care homes in Wales.

  • Driving Change for Older People: Impact and Reach 2012-2018

    16.5.18

    I often find it hard to believe that I took up post as Older People’s Commissioner for Wales six years ago, in June 2012. The years have simply flown by and I have been proud to stand up and speak out on behalf of older people across Wales as their independent voice and champion. During the past six years, I have met and spoken with thousands of older people across Wales, who have generously shared so much with me about their lives, their experiences, and their hopes and wishes for the future. The voices of older people in all of their diversity have guided and shaped the wide range of work I have undertaken as Commissioner during the past six years, which is set out in this Legacy Report, which is being published alongside my annual Impact and Reach Report.

  • Impact and Reach Report 2017-18

    16.5.18

    Since I took up post as Commissioner in 2012, I have met and spoken with thousands of older people who have generously shared so much with me – about their lives, their experiences, their hopes and wishes for the future. This year, as in previous years, these voices and experiences have continued to guide and shape my work as Commissioner and have been a constant and important reminder of why it’s just so important that we get things right for older people.

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