Our Team

Matt Hughes One Stop Social

The Founder & Managing Director of One Stop Social is Matt Hughes. Matt has extensive experience working as a front-line Support Worker, Social Worker and Manager for Children’s Social Care and Youth Offending Teams, which dates back to over a decade. In that time, he has managed police officers, probation officers, social workers and support workers. Matt has assisted a number Local Authorities during and post Ofsted inspection to manage, ‘trouble-shoot’ and support social workers in their retention and development. Matt has led in specific areas of service delivery development – such as front-line working, criminal youth justice, court work and implementing safeguarding procedures. Specialisms include:

  • Development of best practice policies, guidance and procedures.
  • Development and implementation of safeguarding plans.
  • Development of best practice guidance for social workers and managers.
  • Managing difficult and complex cases.
  • Managing and supporting staff with performance related issues.
  • Specialist in social work interviews and recruitment.
  • ‘Trouble-shooting’ work related issues – whether procedural or individually related.
  • Managing business development.
  • Support Local Authorities in social worker recruitment, retention and development.

Matt regularly blogs and is a HuffingtonPost Contributor. He has also been interviewed by the national press on social work related matters and issues.

Neil Byers One Stop socialNeil Byers joined the One Stop Social team in January 2017. Neil previously worked with LWDP, which sadly closed after many years of supporting the Adult Social Care Sector to improve the quality of care delivered by staff to their clients.

The good news is that we have offered Neil the opportunity to join our team so that he can continue to help improve the care delivered across Lancashire in the way he did during 14 years with LWDP.

Matt had this to say about Neil:

“I am very excited and pleased that Neil has decided to join our team. I have worked with him in his previous role and know how highly regarded he is within the Adult Social Care Sector.

He shares the same passion for improving standards within the Social Care and Social Work Sector as we do here at One Stop Social. He has extensive experience in helping Care Providers with recruiting and in the retention of the right staff (which is a major issue for managers in this Sector). He will continue his work as a Relationships Manager and I am already seeing his input into developing the practices and services offered by One Stop Social.”

If you want Neil to come out and meet with you to discuss how you can access One Stop Social’s services, feel free to email him at neil.byers@onestopsocial.co.uk or alternatively you can contact him on 07377 712002, and we can arrange a visit.


“One Stop Social has to be one of the best, new businesses of 2016. It has been great to watch them grow and more to the point, it has been the best advertising platform I have ever used. The support provided is first class and the team could not be anymore supportive. A big thank you.” Kris Johnson – Stop Smoking Cannabis Service.

“We have been considering new ways in how to attract new staff to our organisation and we also wanted to can widen our catchment area and promote our business. I met with Matt and was very impressed with his attitude, commitment and understanding of the complex area that we operate in.

Almost immediately Matt presented some excellent ideas, his vast experience, knowledge and background of working in the care profession enabled us to break down barriers and move forward almost immediately.

Matt (One Stop Social) understood our needs and was able to provide a very personal approach to solving our problems by helping us recruit staff and promote our company through online advertising and the clever use of various social media forums. We may at some point also access some of the other many services available from this company.

We will continue to work with Matt and One Stop Social in the future and would highly recommend One Stop Social to other companies looking to recruit and advertise their services.” Mike Fletcher – CEO – Care Afloat.

”Matt has worked closely with us to engage services and agencies who may provide appropriate placement settings for our social work students. In addition he is able to undertake the practice educator role for those agencies on our behalf should they wish. Matt has proved reliable, creative and collaborative in those negotiations. He has understood and matched our needs to relevant external agencies and resources and we look forward to working together in future.”

Pam Field – Senior Lecturer – Practice Learning/ Social Work.

”I set up my business 18 months ago and was looking for a cost-effective way of reaching as many of the right people as possible. One Stop Social have been a great help – working closely with us to understand our needs and has helped an enormous amount. With his help we make an extra £1250 a week by spending £399 (additional cost for consultation) for the year. I wouldn’t hesitate in endorsing One Stop Social.” Residential Children’s Home in Lancashire.

”I got in touch with One Stop Social as I was in need of a number of community care workers. Within a week of advertising with them, I received six CV’s – of which four are now employed with us. One Stop Social do not just advertise and market what you do, direct to professionals, they also assist with recruitment – for no additional costs (£260 for the year). For this reason alone, we will be staying with One Stop Social.” Residential Children’s Home in Lancashire.

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