Lisa Sanderson

BPRCVS Lisa Sanderson

Community Connector Coordinator - Rossendale


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01282 433740 Ext. 1023

Usually available Wed-Fri 9am-4pm 




I am a mother of three children and I’m Rossendale born and bred. I love to be outside, I love arts and craft and can turn my hand to make almost anything; sewing, painting, up cycling furniture - just don’t ask me to bake anything as I’m useless which is ironic as I grew up as part of a bakers family in Edenfield!

I joined the BPRCVS team as a Community Connector Coordinator in July 2016 and have settled in really well. My role is to work with NHS professionals across Rossendale to reduce the number of clients visiting their GPs with non-medical needs. Part of my role is to complete initial assessments and identify how groups within the area of Rossendale can support individuals improve their social well-being.

I have worked in the voluntary sector since graduating from a degree in Social Policy in 2005. I love the changing landscape of the voluntary sector, the challenges that it presents and the vast range of skills it has taught me. I initially started my career as a Training Officer at Stockport CVS for the V Involved and V Inspired Youth Volunteering initiative working with Young People aged 14-25yrs to support them into volunteering opportunities before progressing to Project Manager. When the funding for these projects came to an end I moved into the position of Service Manager for CVS which I was responsible for developing both adult and youth and employer supported volunteering initiatives across Stockport.

In 2010 I took up the position of Managing Director of Stockport Action for Voluntary Youth, an infrastructure youth charity where I was responsible for developing a variety of projects that responded to the needs of socially isolated young people including targeted mental health support and inclusive services for disabled young people. I was also responsible for providing development support and funding for local community and voluntary youth groups and services across the borough.

Following the arrival of my youngest son in Aug 2014 I took the decision to become part-time and work closer to home so I took a leap of faith in a new direction, becoming a Coordinator for Home-Start Rossendale Burnley & Hyndburn in 2015 supporting socially isolated young families which I enjoyed immensely. When I saw the role of Community Care Navigator advertised I couldn’t miss the opportunity to work with in a CVS again and so here I am looking forward to the challenges it can bring me.