Elderly person holding hands with a carer
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Older People's Commissioner warns public bodies

The Older People's Commissioner for Wales says public service providers could face legal action if they fail older people.

Sarah Rochira says local authorities could be taken to court if they do not comply with guidance that will become a legal requirement next year.

She listed 50 areas in which small changes could make a big difference, including transport and public toilets.

The commissioner is using her 100th day in the job to announce measures to help the 710,000 older people in Wales, and spoke to Oliver Hides on BBC Radio Wales.

  • 20 Sep 2012
Go to next video: Pensioner's view of trials of life