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

Organisation Name Website address
Age Alliance Wales
Age Connects Wales 
Age Connects Cardiff and Vale
Age Connects North East Wales
Age Cymru
Age Cymru Swansea Bay
Age UK
Access for Disabled
Alzheimer's Society
Arthritis Care
British Geriatrics Society
Citizens Advice Bureau
Cancer Research Campaign Cymru
Carers Trust Wales
Charities Aid Foundation
Charity Commission
Care Forum Wales
Community Legal Services
Contact the Elderly
Deafblind UK
Department for Work and Pensions
Depression Alliance Cymru
Distance Learning at The Open University
Drink Wise Age Well
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Future Generations Commissioner
Housing Learning and Improvement Network Cymru
Information Commissioner’s Office
Independent Review Service (Social Fund applications and appeals) -
International Federation on Ageing
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Justice for Jasmine
Legal Services Commission
MIND Cymru - mental health charity
Money Advice Service 
Motor Neurone Disease Association
NHS Wales
National Assembly for Wales
National Pensioners Convention
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
Public Service Ombudsman
Queen's Nursing Institute
Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID)
Saga Magazine - Health and Wellbeing  
Saga Magazine - Retirement
Seniors Discounts
Social Care Wales
Stroke Association
Tenovus - the cancer charity
Welsh Government
Wales Council for the Blind
Wales Council for Voluntary Action
Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA)
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