Formal Reviews

The Commissioner has legal powers to review the adequacy and effectiveness of law, policy and strategy affecting the interests of older people in Wales. There is also the power to review and monitor the operation of complaints, advocacy, advice and whistle blowing arrangements to ascertain whether and to what extent Wales is effective in safeguarding and promoting the rights and welfare of older people.

This section contains information about the Reviews that the Commission has and is currently conducting.

Care Homes
A Review into the quality of life and care of older people living in residential care in Wales


Access to Advocacy
The Commissioner is undertaking work to understand how access to independent advocacy currently works in practice in Wales, ahead of the publication of a report early next year that will give a voice to older people and highlight their experiences of using independent advocacy services.


Dignity and Respect in Hospitals
A Review on whether older people are treated with dignity and respect whilst in hospital


Advocacy in Care Homes
Review advocacy provision for older people who are resident in care homes. This will cover both statutory advocacy and generic independent advocacy.


We would like to thank all of the older people who have contributed to our Reviews, ensuring their voices are at the heart of our work.