A little bit about
how we started
Fifty years ago, most adults with learning disabilities lived their lives isolated and often ostracised from their communities.
Elizabeth FitzRoy and John Williams both had a vision of a different way of doing things.
Read on to find out how FitzRoy was founded and their vision was realised.
The Heart of FitzRoy
A national charity transforming the lives of people with learning disabilities. As a value-driven organisation, the people we support are always at the heart of everything we do, and this helps us transform lives.Transform a life
Our mission and vision
FitzRoy transforms lives every day, supporting people with learning disabilities to do the simple things that make a real difference to their everyday life.Our vision, mission and values guide us each step of the way, and are as important now as when the charity first began.Our vision is a society where people are treated as equals, regardless of their disability.Our mission is to transform lives by supporting people with learning disabilities to lead the lives they choose.
Involving the people we support
We believe that the best people to help us improve our services are the people who use them. The people we support take part in regional forums and help us to recruit the best people by taking part in staff interviews. Our goal is to give those we support a collective voice in their care and the ability to influence the thinking and focus of the organisation. Read on to find out how we do this.Find out more
We're proud of what we've achieved
With more than 50 years' experience, we’ve become experts in our field. Along the way, we have been recognised for our professionalism, achievements, and commitment to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities.Find out more
Meet the Stars
The FitzRoy family consists of more than 800 staff, supporting more than 600 people across 15 counties − all started by the vision of two parents determined to change things.