House of horror for Halloween

Connor Ure attends FitzRoy's On Track service and wanted to celebrate Halloween in style by creating an incredibly spooky haunted house.

We must be ever vigilant to protect rights

John Williams, co-founder of FitzRoy, recently won the Outstanding Contribution Award at the National Learning Disabilities Awards for transforming the face of social care services for people with learning disabilities in England. He describes the obstacles he overcame in the 1960s and 70s to stop the institutionalisation of people with learning disabilities; with a rallying call for all who work with people with learning disabilities to remain steadfast against the threat of institutionalisation.

Pets As Therapy dog brings joy to the people we support

Pets As Therapy is a charity that provides therapeutic visits by friendly dogs and cats. Volunteers and their pets visit a variety of venues including hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes and special needs schools, and the benefit of these visits can be life changing - building confidence and self-esteem to people who need it the most.

Young volunteers give time to FitzRoy garden

National Citizen Service (NCS) is open to all 16 and 17-year-olds in England, and helps young adults to develop greater confidence, self-awareness and responsibility by getting involved in local community projects.

Volunteering for FitzRoy a fulfilling experience

After spending 35 years as a journalist, working long and unsocial hours, Mark decided it was time to retire and one of his top priorities was to find some time for volunteering.

BBC Lifeline appeal for FitzRoy

On Sunday 20 January 2013, FitzRoy featured as BBC Lifeline's 'charity of the month'. The work we do to transform lives was showcased in a film, presented by Nick Knowles (DIY SOS, City Hospital, National Lottery), which explained how, with the right kind of support and assistance, people with learning disabilities can live more independently at home and in the community.