Stories - FitzRoy


Young man stood in a kitchen dressed up as a pirate

Pirate Day is a swashbuckling success

The Maltings have had a week of summer festivities, from a flower power day through to a party day and even a carnival that families joined in with. However, Wednesday was Pirate Day, with a firm focus on all things piratical!

Four people stood next to a Go Ape course wearing harnesses

Jamie and Lorraine beat fears to reach new heights

Jamie and Lorraine, who are supported by our Newark Support at Home team, have recently achieved a rather lofty goal together: they overcame their fears and tackled Go Ape for the very first time!

Stall and 40 balloons at the care homes celebration

Our Essex Care Home gets a 40th birthday makeover!

One of our care homes in Essex celebrated 40 years since they first opened their doors, supporting 10 people with learning disabilities and autism. Five of the current residents have lived there since we first opened and four have lived there for 25-35 years.

Girl with blonde hair in plait wearing a red hoody

Person-centred care in action

Alice's quality of life has increased dramatically thanks to the dedication of the staff supporting her.

Sally and key worker Caroline at Costa

Sally Overcomes Challenges and Discovers Joy

Sally has lived at our Basingstoke supported living service for several years. She suffers from extreme anxiety, and had completely withdrawn into herself. When she moved here, she wouldn’t leave her flat; however, things started to change recently.

Krena with staff and flowers after performance

Krena Overcomes Challenges and Shines on Stage

We have supported 25 year old Krena since 2016 at one of our supported living services in Birmingham. Since Krena moved in, she’s dreamed of performing on stage but has struggled to find the confidence to do so. After studying drama at college and receiving support from our dedicated staff, Krena finally had the opportunity to fulfill her dream and perform on stage last month.

Picnic in the deer park

Party in the park reunites Norfolk residents

Our Norfolk Support at Home service provides support to 34 people with a wide range of needs helping them to maintain their independence in their own homes, whether that be with 24-hour support or 3 hours of support a week to access the community. The service supports people to keep living in their own homes as well as supporting them out and about, whether it be to the shops, the cinema, or a walk. The service recently organised a picnic at a local deer park for the people they support to socialise and enjoy a fun-filled day out together.

Vicky with a lasagne she's made

Vicky’s Journey to Independent Living

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.

Rowan from On Track flying a plane

The Sky’s the Limit at On Track Day Service

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.