Ombudsman for the older people promotes the position of the older people and the realisation of their rights

The Ombudsman for the older people is an autonomous and independent authority that promotes the realisation of the rights and best interest of the elderly. The Ombudsman for the older people is responsible for making sure that the rights and status of the elderly are taken into consideration in legislation and decision-making. 

Ombudsman for the older people

Päivi Topo acts as the Ombudsman for the older people. She started in the office on 15 January 2022. 

Duties and authority of the Ombudsman for the older people

The duty of the Ombudsman for the older people is to promote and assess the realisation of the basic and human rights of the elderly in legislation and decision-making in the society.