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(Older People's Commissioner for Wales) Older People in Wales

06 February 2019

The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales wants Wales to be the best place in the world to grow older and is currently determining the work she will undertake over the next three years to improve the lives of older people.

Since she took up post, the Commissioner has travelled the length and breadth of Wales, meeting and speaking with older people and organisations to hear about what would make Wales the best place in the world to grow older.

This has helped the Commissioner to identify three key long-term priorities for Wales, against which she will deliver a wide range of work over the next three years:

  • Ensuring everyone can age well
  • Ending ageism and discrimination
  • Stopping abuse of older people

The Commissioner wants the voices and experiences of as many older people and stakeholders as possible to inform her work and would welcome your views on what she should focus on under these priority areas, particularly the changes you want to see and your ideas about how to make these changes happen.

In your response you may want to highlight something you are concerned about or share an example of something positive that works well and could be replicated in other parts of Wales.

The Commissioner is particularly keen to focus on work that will improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable older people, those whose voices often go unheard, and those who are at risk of harm.

The Commissioner also wants to use her work to highlight the contribution that older people make to their communities and to society, and to help people to age well.

Getting Involved

Send your comments to [email protected] using the form below.

The deadline for responses is Wednesday the 13th of February.

Please note:

  • The Society will only produce ONE response to any consultation.
  • Any response that goes under the Society logo MUST be signed off by the relevant Board Chair and Branch Chair in the case of Devolved Nations.
  • Responses on behalf of particular Divisions / Faculties /Member Networks are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Please do refer to the British Psychological Society Consultation Processes document which is attached before writing and sending any comments
  • Please ensure that all comments are based on Published Evidence and not solely on Clinical opinion


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