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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: diane.french@fitzroy.org
Phone: 0808 168 4662

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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

London & South East

Email: mark.grover@fitzroy.org
Phone: 07816 065116

Business Development

Email:
Phone:

Diane French, Director of Business Development and Operations: diane.french@fitzroy.org

Remembering John Williams 1925 – 2017

Co-founder of FitzRoy and a remarkable man.
“Help and love are two four letter words that should be used regularly.”

A message from our Chief Executive, Anna Galliford

“We are very sad to hear of John Williams’s death, and the thoughts of everyone at FitzRoy are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

John was such an inspiration to so many of us over the years; a man of strong character and conviction with a huge heart. When John’s son Huw was born with a learning disability, he and his wife Audrey vowed that they would care for him in a real home, not put him into an institution as the doctors advised.

They were brave and turned their backs on the norms that existed in 1962. Alongside other families, they founded FitzRoy, a charity dedicated to benefiting many people with disabilities. They went on to open care homes across the country and today the charity supports over 800 people with learning disabilities, something John was very proud of. Seeing each person and supporting them to lead the life they choose was very much the foundation of John’s vision and we are immensely proud to uphold these values today.

John touched the lives of so many vulnerable people giving them the opportunity as John would put it ‘To live in a home with a small h’.  He was rightly proud that this style of care is now commonplace in social care today. In 2014 he received The Mansell Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Learning Disability sector, a very fitting recognition for a truly great man.

John was a wonderful combination of strength of purpose, tenacity and warmth. He was a gifted leader ahead of his time, and we are very proud to see the charity he founded all those years ago thrive. His legacy lives on.”

John tells his story

John in The Guardian

In John’s words

“Every man, woman and child has a responsibility to their fellow human being otherwise we’ll go back to a time when they’ll be ignored.”

“We must protect people’s right to live independently and in their communities. We may shudder at the way things used to be but we must remain constantly vigilant; we must not close our eyes to the changes that are still needed.”

“Transforming lives means just that, taking people with learning disabilities away from an unstimulated life to a life where they get every positive advantage in accordance with their abilities.”