Caistor councillor Alan Caine has been named ‘Health Champion’ by West Lindsey District Council.
The district council nominated Coun Alan Caine as part of its ‘health and well-being agenda.’ He will be the council’s lead member for issues relating to health and wellbeing, working closely with council officers to ensure the interests of West Lindsey residents are heard by key partner agencies such as the NHS and Lincolnshire County Council.
Coun Caine will be part of strategic forums that look at the work of Lincolnshire’s health and wellbeing and give a perspective from a West Lindsey point of view.
Health-related committees that Coun Caine sits on include the Health Scrutiny Committee for Lincolshire, Lincolnshire Carers Partnership, the District Health & Wellbeing Network and the East Lindsey Locality Community Health Forum.
“I am the council’s lead member for community safety, antisocial behaviour, safeguarding and all the items that feed this role. There are many things that influence a person’s health and I am looking forward to working with a number of partners and organisations to see how we can work together in the interest of our district,” Coun Caine commented.
Council Leader Jeff Summers said there are so many health issues WLDC needs to better understand and Coun Caine was right for the appointment.
“Alan is like a ferret or a tiger when he gets something between his teeth,” he said.