“I see the work of Les Amis as vital in enabling people with learning disabilities to enjoy normal lives and experience living away from home. They also offer much needed respite facilities which, as a parent, we were very grateful for.”
As Richard has a daughter with a learning disability. Paul Routier asked if he would like to join the committee of Jersey Mencap. Having joined Mencap, Richard was given the opportunity to become Mencap's representative at Les Amis.
Richard found this to be an enjoyable and rewarding experience and when Les Amis was incorporated he was delighted to stay on and become a trustee.