Amanda Long, an associate in Brabners’ family team, has become a trustee of a charity based on Lancashire’s Fylde Coast that supports adults with learning difficulties and autism.
One Fylde provides person-centred support to more than 230 people in Fylde, Blackpool and Wyre. It employs more than 400 staff.
Amanda, who lives in Lytham St Annes, will assist the charity on effective governance and support its board on the charity’s expansion plans.
Amanda said: “One Fylde is such an incredible organisation that plays an important role in helping individuals and families in Blackpool and the surrounding area. It is a large charity and demand for its services is continuing to rise.
“Brabners actively encourages its employees to undertake pro bono work which directly supports and benefits local communities. My appointment as trustee for One Fylde has given me the opportunity to use my professional experience and skillset to guide the leadership team, along with my fellow trustees, as the charity grows and supports more people across the areas.”
Amanda has worked in family law for over two decades and is experienced in case management, negotiation and court advocacy in a range of family law matters. She joined Brabners in July 2022 and is based at Brabners Lancashire office at Sceptre Court Business Park, central Lancashire.
She handles issues such as divorce and financial settlements, financial and property disputes arising from separation and private law disputes regarding the care arrangements of children.
Tracey Bush, CEO of One Fylde, said, "We're delighted to welcome Amanda to our team of trustees. Her experience and expertise will be invaluable to our plans for the future as we expand our reach and services and we are really looking forward to working with her.”
One Fylde’s provides domiciliary support to around 55 individuals, supported living to around 175 individuals, 50 supported living houses and more than 450 hours of activities per week.
The charity also assists the local community and environment through its recycling and gardening teams. These teams support people into employment and demonstrate the great contribution that people with learning disabilities and autism can make to their community while reducing the stigma they sometimes face.