30 Oct 2019
Age-friendly communities foster healthy and active ageing, making it possible for people to continue to stay in their homes, participate in the activities that they value, and contribute to their communities, for as long as possible. The UK Network of Age-friendly Communities is affiliated to the Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities, established by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
As UK network manager, Ange works with member cities and communities to become more age-friendly by understanding how they can do this, connecting with others, and accessing training, information and resources.
Ange has a long track record of supporting learning and networks here and in her home country of New Zealand, with a particular focus on equalities and facilitation. She designed and delivered the pilot of the Birmingham LGBT Leadership Programme in 2014 and co-designed and delivered a group facilitation training course for people with lived experience of mental health in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in 2015.
She is a Certified Professional Facilitator with the International Association of Facilitators and previously had her own consultancy practice, Facilitate to Create.
Ange joined Ageing Better in February 2018.