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About One Fylde

Our Mission

At One Fylde we provide person-centred support, accommodation and activities for adults and young people who have learning disabilities and autism, and physical and mental health issues.

Our purpose is to contribute to the wellbeing of everyone who is part of One Fylde, and to ensure that they are treated with respect and enabled to live the best life possible.

One Fylde supports over 230 individuals in the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre areas, and employs nearly 400 staff.

Our Mission Statement
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Our Values

  • Inclusive: believing that we all have the right to live the life we choose.
  • Respectful: valuing everyone and appreciating their contribution.
  • Enabling: supporting people to work towards their dreams and goals.
  • Flexible: being ready to make changes and adjustments.
  • Open: a willingness to be honest and transparent.
Our History

“We are focussing on creating an open and safe space for people to be heard, even when they are not speaking.”

Terry Mears, Director of Operations & Quality
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Our 8 'Quality of Life Indicators'

  • 1. Having meaningful relationships
  • 2. Being physically and emotionally healthy
  • 3. Having my privacy respected
  • 4. Having a safe and stable home
  • 5. Having meaningful purpose to my days
  • 6. Having choices
  • 7. Being heard and feeling respected
  • 8. Having financial security
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A Community Charity

One Fylde is a charity that places itself at the heart of the community. We endeavour to do good wherever we can, and we empower our supported individuals to make meaningful contributions and gain life experiences.

As well as many volunteering programmes and workplace opportunities, One Fylde also runs a number of social enterprises. Our Gardening Group offers garden maintenance to homes and businesses around the Fylde Coast, and The One Fylde Recycling Team offers regular cardboard collections from local businesses. These are great stepping stones for supporting people into employment, and demonstrate the outstanding contribution that people with learning disabilities and autism can make to their community.

Our Vision for the Future
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Our Vision for the Future

We continue to focus on our culture, values and behaviour, exploring how One Fylde can develop and foster empathic and person-centred relationships, and provide support that shows an understanding of each person’s needs, feelings and life experiences.

This year we have developed a new One Fylde Operational Way, which is in essence a set of standard operating procedures, to inform how we deliver support, in a way which respects each individual and genuinely empathises with them. It is about consistency and quality, yet in the challenging context of understanding and meeting the individual needs, choices, wishes and dreams of the people we support.

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Meet The Team

Tracey Bush

Tracey Bush

One Fylde CEO

Tracey has worked in Health and Social Care for over 30 years and began her career as a support worker before becoming a registered nurse. Supporting people with learning disabilities and helping them live their best lives has been a key part of her career, and for the last 15 years, she has held leadership roles for charities and social enterprises. As well as serving as CEO of One Fylde, Tracey is currently the Chair of Communicate Speech and Language Therapy CIC and was an expert health and social care advisor to the Government.

Terry Mears

Terry Mears

Directors of Operations & Quality

Terry works very closely with all members of the team to ensure our combined energy and resources enable the people we support to have great outcomes in their life that they truly value. He champions One Fylde’s culture, values, and behaviours, and explores how we can create the space and opportunity for the people we support to feel safe, enabled, and valued. Terry also ensures all our colleagues have the tools they need to be empathic leaders and be great advocates for the people we support, and feel valued, heard, and respected.

Vicki Askham

Vicki Askham

Director of Finance & Support Services

Inspired to use her extensive skills and experience as a Chartered Management Accountant in a meaningful way, Vicki was drawn into the charity sector over 15 years ago, and has been an essential part of the One Fylde team since 2021. Vicki supports our operations team and oversees critical IT, Health & Safety, Housing, and Finance matters within the organisation to ensure that everything we do positively impacts the people we support.

Stephen Draycott

Stephen Draycott

Area Manager

Stephen has been working at One Fylde for 11 years now, after starting as a support worker in one of our shared houses in Lytham. It was clear to Stephen from day one that social care was his calling, and he set out to make a prosperous career with One Fylde. He is now an Area Manager, supporting his own strong team of dedicated support workers across the Fylde Coast.

Michelle Riches

Michelle Riches

CQC Registered Manager

Michelle has been passionate about supporting individuals to enrich their lives for over 28 years. After leaving school, she chose a Support Worker role and began a journey of learning within the constantly evolving social care landscape. As Team Leader, Area Manager and CQC Registered Manager, Michelle works with her colleagues at One Fylde to continually improve and develop quality services for people with learning disabilities.

“I am humbled by the dedication of our teams in providing caring support to people with learning disabilities, autism and those with mental health issues, across the Fylde Coast and Wyre.”

Tracey Bush CEO

Contact Us

One Fylde is a locally focused, independent, community-led charity providing support and housing to people with learning disabilities across the Fylde Coast and Wyre.

Libra House
Cropper Close
Whitehills Business Park
Blackpool
FY4 5PU
Office Hours
9am-5pm
Mon-Fri
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