Vicky lives in one of our supported living services in Nottingham which specialises in supporting people with their mental health needs. We offer a stepping stone for people in their move from a psychiatric hospital to fully independent living.
At FitzRoy, we support people to break down the barriers that might prevent them from doing the things they love! We don’t focus on what people can’t do but rather on what they CAN do, and that includes flying planes! As Learning Disability Week comes to a close, we wanted to celebrate the achievements of our On Track day service members.
Towards the end of last year, Archie joined The Maltings, our day service in Norfolk. We weren’t told much about him and initially, our team were uncertain they would be able to provide the level of support Archie seemed to need.
After a setback last year, our staff have been working with Tony to get out and about more independently.
At the end of April this year, Oli ran the London Marathon in support of FitzRoy. Oli’s motivation to run for FitzRoy stemmed from his visit to one of our residential care homes in East Sussex where we support his Aunt. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and his Aunt moving house, he hadn’t seen her for quite some time. However, he went to visit and celebrate her birthday in February and was impressed by the excellent facilities and staff at the home. This visit inspired him to help transform lives by raising money for FitzRoy.
In light of Mental Health Awareness Week last week we wanted to highlight the importance of STOMP (Stopping over medication of people with a learning disability, autism, or both) and share Richard’s story. Upon Richard’s arrival, he was taking numerous medications and experiencing frequent incidents due to his behavior. However, a decision was made four weeks ago to gradually discontinue some of his medications, resulting in a significant improvement. Since then, he has only had one incident.
Love4Life is coming to Coventry to offer even more people a space to have fun, learn new life skills and build friendships.
Earlier this year, our supported living service in Banbury, Oxfordshire, started work on their garden workshop project, and now it’s ready just in time for summer!
With the help of FitzRoy's staff, Courtney found a place where she can shine, from a quiet, laid back supported living service to a more vibrant and lively environment to match her flamboyant personality.
Continued encouragement and praise from staff helps Jackie to get her confidence in walking back.