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Commissioner for Older People (Wales) Act 2006

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8Assistance

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(1)Regulations may confer power on the Commissioner to give assistance to a person who is or has been an older person in Wales—

(a)in making a complaint or representation to or in respect of the Assembly;

(b)in making a complaint or representation to or in respect of a person providing regulated services in Wales, in respect of the provision of those services;

(c)in making a complaint or representation to or in respect of a person mentioned in Schedule 3, in relation to anything done or omitted to be done by that person the effect of which is subject to review under section 3;

(d)in making a complaint or representation to or in respect of a person providing services on behalf of or under arrangements with a person mentioned in Schedule 3, in respect of the provision of a relevant service;

(e)in any procedure, proceedings or prospective proceedings of a prescribed description.

(2)The reference in subsection (1) to a person who has been an older person in Wales includes a person who has ceased to be an older person in Wales before this section comes into force.

(3)A description of procedure or proceedings may be prescribed by virtue of subsection (1)(e) only if it relates to—

(a)anything the effect of which is subject to review under section 3,

(b)the provision of regulated services in Wales, or

(c)the provision of a relevant service on behalf of, or under arrangements with, a person mentioned in Schedule 3.

(4)Assistance includes—

(a)financial assistance;

(b)arranging for a person to provide representation or give advice or assistance.

(5)The regulations may provide for assistance to be given on conditions including (in the case of financial assistance) conditions requiring repayment in prescribed circumstances.

(6)In subsections (1)(d) and (3)(c) “relevant service” means a service which is a relevant service for the purposes of section 5 by virtue of section 6(4)(f).

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