Community Lincs’ TED Programme and East Lindsey District Council working in partnership

Community Lincs and East Lindsey District Council are thrilled to announce Jane Berni as the Age-friendly Principal Officer. Jane will play a key role in progressing East Lindsey’s ambition to achieve Age-friendly Community status as recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities.

This collaborative programme between Community Lincs’ TED Ageing Better in East Lindsey programme and East Lindsey District Council is the first of its kind on the East Coast; it is also the first district in the UK to work towards the WHO Age-friendly accreditation.

As the Age-friendly Principal Officer, Jane will play a key part  in the development and success of the programme; she will be working directly with strategic partners to support the development and implementation of a district wide action plan.

“We are delighted to welcome Jane as Age-friendly Principal Officer, she has a wealth of experience in both the statutory and voluntary sectors across the East Lindsey area, which will underpin her work to deliver the Age-friendly programme across the district.”, said Gail Jackson, CEO of Community Lincs and TED Strategic Lead. “ Our TED programme has been active across the district over the last four years and the achievement of Age-friendly Community status will be a wonderful part of TEDs legacy in the area.”

The Portfolio Holder, Councillor Graham Marsh, for Partnerships at East Lindsey District Council said: “East Lindsey District Council are pleased to be part of this exciting programme of work to make East Lindsey an Age Friendly District and we are delighted to welcome Jane to the team and into what is already a positive partnership with Community Lincs as she starts her work on taking us forward with our Age Friendly journey. ‘Age Friendly East Lindsey’ is a natural way forward for us all to ensure our older people can enjoy a quality life and have a positive outlook on their place in our community”.

This partnership is directly informed by the work of the TED Ageing Better programme throughout East Lindsey, which ELDC has been a key member and champion of.  Age-friendly environments foster healthy and active ageing. They enable older people to:

  • age safely in a place that is right for them;
  • be free from poverty;
  • continue to develop personally; and
  • to contribute to their communities while retaining autonomy, health and dignity.

(From Left: Jane Berni, Lisa Jones and Roisin Mullee)