Meet the CCP team
Rev Sandra Prudom
I have always been a people person, with a strong desire to see individuals and communities fulfil their unique potential. This was true of my early career in teaching, my 24 years running my own business, and 10 years in full-time ministry, before I returned to a more formal community development role with local charity, Help & Care. I was also involved, in a voluntary capacity, with CCP since its inception in 2001 including as Chair of Trustees for 10 years, before becoming its CEO in 2021.
I am passionate about community, and particularly the need for collaborative working and feel this is the most effective way to build a strong and vibrant Christchurch, better able to address the significant issues of loneliness and social isolation, with their demonstrable adverse effects on the health and wellbeing of both individuals and communities.
I live in Stanpit with my daughter Laura, and Chewie the (office) dog!
E: CCP.email@example.com | T: 07836 282105
I have been working in administration for over 25 years for many different organisations, but the last 15 years were spent in Human Resources for a large company in Christchurch. Sadly, due to the pandemic, I was made redundant, and my life was thrown upside down (like so many others). They say all things happen for a reason and this is what bought me to Christchurch Community Partnership. After starting with the Community Transport Service, I am now Office Manager. With such a small team we are all very hands on and get involved in all aspects of operating the charity.
Since starting in October 2020, I have been shocked to learn how many people struggle to get out and do the things that most of us take for granted and I did not ever realise or think about how many people live alone, with no family and little contact with others. The last few years has been such a revelation in terms of really understanding the issues of social isolation and playing a small part in helping to alleviate this has been a real joy. Organisations like the CCP rely on volunteers and seeing how many people are so generous with their time does restore your faith in human nature.
Community Connections Coordinator
Over the past 15 years I have worked in various voluntary roles ranging from support roles in a voluntary fund raising group to being a Trustee for a local charity and a Chair of Governors at a large primary school. These roles have given me some insight into being an active volunteer and I am now finding these experiences are proving valuable to informing my current role as a community connections coordinator. I totally enjoy meeting our clients and assisting them in any way possible to live a more connected, fulfilled life.
When I am not working, I’m enjoying painting, being creative, travelling as much as possible and spending time with my family and friends.
E: Christchurchangels@gmail.com | T: 07443 476798