Maison Allo, in St Saviour, was officially opened on Friday by the Lieutenant-Governor, General Sir John McColl and Big Brother star,Craig Phillips. Maison Allo, Les Amis’ Children’s respite centre, provides support to vulnerable Islanders reopened following a £90,000 refurbishment.
The home, which is owned by Jersey Mencap but operated by Les Amis, previously provided respite care for children with learning disabilities aged five to 18, however, the new Maison Allo will be a respite home for children and adults aged 14 to 21, while younger children can now be accommodated at Oakwell Children’s Respite Centre in St Brelade.
Les Amis patron Craig Phillips, who won the first series of Big Brother and was last year’s Mr Battle, participated in the celebrations, which were timed to coincide with World Down Syndrome Awareness Day.
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