FitzRoy transforms lives every day by supporting people with learning disabilities to do the simple things that make a real difference to their everyday life. Our values guide us each step of the way and are as important now as when the charity first began. Our vision is a society where people are treated as equals, regardless of their disability. Our mission is to transform lives by supporting people with learning disabilities to lead the lives they choose.


Lily’s Place opened in 1995 as a short-stay residential home providing short breaks, providing family members some of their own time while the child or young person’s needs are met by staff.  It is fully equipped with overnight bedrooms for up to four children or young people, with complex physical and/or learning difficulties.  A further three children can also be accommodated during the day. Facilities also include fully equipped bathrooms, rooms with hoists and specialist equipment, a soft play area, sensory room, ball pool and garden.

Today over 400 families are registered and Coping with CHAOS is recognised as a major provider of short breaks for families with disabled children in the area.

The majority of permanent staff are either parents of children with disabilities or have experience of working with disabilities.