• The importance of bringing generations together


    This week, the Commissioner issued a joint statement with the Children’s Commissioner and Future Generations Commissioner to highlight the importance of intergenerational activities. In her latest blog, she looks at how these kind of activities could help to end ageism, stop abuse and make our communities more age friendly...

  • Human Rights Day 2018: An opportunity for Wales to lead the world


    Human Rights Day is an important reminder of why rights matter to us all, focusing attention on the protection our rights offer us and the difference they make to our lives, often without us realising.

  • Carers Rights Day can be life-changing


    Protecting and promoting older people’s rights is at the heart of my role as Older People’s Commissioner for Wales and I’m pleased to support Carers Rights Day, playing my part in celebrating all that carers do, and promoting the rights that they have.

  • Community-based services: a key part of the fabric of a society in which people can age well


    Since I took up post as Commissioner in August, I have visited many outstanding community-based services throughout Wales that are providing support to older people and making a positive difference to their lives.

  • Working to make rights real


    Monday (1 October) was the International Day of Older Persons, a day on which older people and the contribution they make to our society are celebrated across the world. The focus of this year’s celebrations was human rights...

  • Reflecting on my first week as Commissioner


    When I reflect on my first week as Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, which I spent travelling across Wales meeting and speaking with older people, the word that springs to mind is ‘confidence’.