Providing the best standard of residential services tailored to the diverse needs of the residents we support.


Within the respite service friends are made, confidence is built, and a freedom of expression encouraged.


A bespoke, person-centred service specifically designed to meet the needs of the individual


A social enterprise initiative that supports employment for our service users and local environmental demands.

How you can help


Giving is not just about making a donation, it is about making a difference.


Community presence and community participation are fundamental in all we do here at Les Amis.

Corporate Partnerships

Investing in a local charity offers benefits to not only the charity, but to the organisation making the investment.


Without the generosity of the public, the lives of Les Amis’ residents would not be as full.


Your legacy can continue to make a real difference to people’s lives.

About Les Amis

Our Organisation

Les Amis – supporting and empowering Islanders with learning disabilities since 1975.

Our Board and Trustees

The leadership team ensures that Les Amis continues to deliver and improve its high-quality care services.

Les Amis is James and Amy

Les Amis’ love birds let us in on their meet-cute story over a pint at their local.

Les Amis is Martin and Alex

Colleagues and teammates: Saving the world by day and saving goals for Les Amis FC by night.

Les Amis is Sinead and Tia

Meet more Les Amis Legends: One is on a journey of independence; the other, career development - both supported by Les Amis.

Les Amis is Simon and Paul

Get to know our Les Amis Legends – this father and son duo is supported by and supports Les Amis.

Les Amis is James and Amy

Meet James and Amy, Les Amis' love birds, a loving couple who live together and are both supported by the charity with their learning disabilities.

James has been supported by Les Amis for many years, pre-dating electronic records. He's more than part of the furniture, he often helps move it! James has worked in Les Amis' Maintenance Team since 2015 - mostly painting and decorating the many properties under our care, as well as helping our residents and service users move home from time to time.

When he's not watching his favourite football team - James goes to the gym, trains with the SwimEasy team and plays wheelchair basketball with Jersey Sports Association for the Disabled. James is proof that disability absolutely does not mean inability!

James' journey with Les Amis started when he lived in a group home, until he got married. When his marriage sadly broke down and he got divorced, he temporarily moved back in with his parents. In 2019, he met Amy, who was living with a friend of his - they fell in love, stayed connected through lockdown, then moved out together.

Both James and Amy love to catch up after work over a drink or two at their local pub - make holiday plans and 'not fight' over how the footie is taking over screens everywhere. Amy is looking forward to the end of the Euro2024 Championship, when she can go back to unwinding to her favourite soaps, like Eastenders.

Amy has been supported by Les Amis at different periods over the last few years, most recently returning in 2021. We’ve supported her with her home and work life. More recently, she underwent the Beresford Street Kitchen (BSK) Academy, which eventually helped her find work placement beyond BSK. This is how she came to be at her current job at Liberation Group's bar/ restaurant, The Square. Amy is part of the Front of House team, where is she feels supported by all her colleagues, but especially her manager, who himself was diagnosed with ADHD later in adult life and has a deeper appreciation working with neurodivergent people more emphatically.

The Square’s General Manager, Rogerio da Silva, remarked: “Society often expects neurodivergent individuals to fit into a box and learn uniformly, when we all actually learn differently and face unique challenges. With patience and understanding, however, we can thrive. Neurodivergent individuals are sensitive, creative, and think outside the box, yet daily tasks can be a struggle. At the Square, we create a safe space where everyone, including neurodivergent individuals like Amy and I can thrive. We share information, encourage creativity and curiosity, and allow everyone to be themselves.”

Les Amis are honoured to share James and Amy’s story and congratulate them on their soon-to-be fifth-year anniversary. Will he remember the date… or maybe even surprise her by changing the kitty litter without her asking?

How can you help Les Amis on its mission to support and empower people, like James and Amy, to live life to their full potential?

  • Fundraise for Les Amis

  • Attend our events

  • Workplace support via corporate partnerships

  • Donate today or set up a recurring donation

  • Leave a legacy in your will

If you have ideas or queries on any of the above, please email our Head of Charitable Income & Partnerships, Yenni Kusumo: