Contact Us

Contact Us!

Our team of knowledgeable and friendly staff are here to help. Whether you are looking for a local service, want to become a fundraiser, or work with us – just get in touch.

FitzRoy Service Helpline

Email: services@fitzroy.org
Phone: 0808 168 4662

Fundraising

Email: fundraising@fitzroy.org
Phone: 01730 711 106

Volunteering

Email: volunteering@fitzroy.org
Phone: 01730 711 106

Recruitment

Email: recruitment@fitzroy.org
Phone: 01730 711 111

Media Enquiries

Email: marketing@fitzroy.org
Phone: 01730 711 103

Business Development

Email: Graham.woods@fitzroy.org
Phone: 07976 871 727

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North & East Midlands

Email: julie.bruce@fitzroy.org
Phone: 07772 731190

North & West Midlands

Email: joanne.keight@fitzroy.org
Phone: 07799 470291

South West & Central

Email: sue.prior@fitzroy.org
Phone: 07794 275384

Business Development

Email: graham.woods@fitzroy.org
Phone: 07976 871 727

A brief history of FitzRoy

Our history

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.

Elizabeth’s son, Michael, had Down’s Syndrome and Elizabeth wanted him to be able to do the things he loved and be part of the community. Similarly, John’s son Huw had severe learning disabilities − but John and his wife were determined not to put him into an institution.

In 1962, Elizabeth and John’s vision for doing things differently was realised, through the purchase of Donec in Surrey. This was to be FitzRoy’s first family-style home. In acquiring Donec, they secured a transformed future not just for Michael and Huw, but also for generations to come.

In 2015, FitzRoy celebrated its 53rd anniversary. Over this fifty-year history, we have celebrated many landmarks – from opening new locations, through to charity appeals. Extending Elizabeth and John’s vision and developing the charity has enabled us to contribute to making meaningful lives for the people we support.

We remain firmly rooted in the strong values and ethos that Elizabeth and John held. By listening to and engaging with the people we support, we are growing FitzRoy in a sustainable way; continually developing our approaches to personal and individualised support.