About us

Fifty years ago, most adults with learning disabilities lived their lives isolated and often ostracised from their communities. Elizabeth FitzRoy and John Williams had a vision of a better life for people with disabilities.

FitzRoy’s HistoryRead our guide

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.

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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.

  • Be the best for the people we support
  • Nurture a talented workforce
  • Help more people
  • Develop exceptional relationships
  • Bring about lasting change

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.

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Meet the Stars of FitzRoy

The FitzRoy family consists of almost 1500 staff, supporting people across 15 counties – all started by the vision of two parents determined to change things.

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