About Elizabeth FitzRoy Support
Elizabeth FitzRoy Support currently helps around 450 people across the country, with one-third needing 24 hour support. Mainly located in East Anglia, Greater London, the South East and the Midlands, we provide a range of services appropriate to an individual’s level of learning and physical disability.
Registered nursing and care homes provide intensive support for those with complex or profound needs. Around 100 are supported in their own homes, or as tenants in Housing Association properties, ranging from 24 hour care to a few hours weekly (often around personal budgets). These are Supported Living and Domiciliary Care services – a fast-growing part of our support and care. Day centre-based or activities in the community give opportunities to over 240 people. IT skills, photography, art, needlecraft, communication practice, sports and personal hobbies are all examples. We also support people to attend college and complete their course work. Others are supported to volunteer in their communities, to take part on recruitment panels and staff induction training around disability awareness.
Our aim is to give people with learning disabilities access to real choice and opportunity, enabling them to live their lives the way they choose to. The support we provide is tailored to meet individual needs, wants and aspirations. Find out more about us and what we do at:
About Sensory World
Many of the people we support are very interested in I.T. and using the internet. A number of Elizabeth FitzRoy Support services operate regular I.T. sessions and run tailored I.T. projects. We identified a need to construct a bespoke website for our service users to visit on the web.
The aim of this project is to bring much of what we do together, in order to create an interactive place for learning that is fun, stimulating, relevant, appropriate and responsive.
We based the design on a house and garden in order to provide a familiar framework for visitors to explore the different rooms and experiences. Our services users have been actively involved in the design, testing and functionality of the site.
We hope that anyone with a learning disability, their support workers, family members and friends enjoy visiting this site.
Our Service Users and Staff helped
We encouraged our service users and staff to become involved in all stages of design and planning via consultations, development sessions and feedback.
We’re really grateful to everyone who helped us.
Special thanks to:
. Linda Taylor who helped us with our original site design
. David Smith who helped us with our Health & Safety game
. The members of On Track for helping us test sensory world.
Sponsors and Supporters
We are grateful to everyone who has made sensory world possible.
. The Vodafone UK Foundation
· The Welton Foundation
· The Oppenheimer Charitable Trust
· Trusts who wish to remain anonymous
· Thomas George at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Neil at www.bassoctopus.com
. Tom at 07890 634139 or at email@example.com
Sensory World Screen-shots