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 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 Sinead and Tia

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

Shaun Findlay Recognised in JEP's 101 Island Leaders 2022

Mar 04, 2022

I have over 30 years of experience in management and leadership of teams, which began during my military career where I gained the rank of Sergeant.

Since leaving the Army in 2000, I have continued to develop my skills and qualifications in leadership, enabling me to gain status with the Chartered Managers Institute in 2014.

I currently hold the post of managing director of Les Amis, one of the largest charities in Jersey, which supports vulnerable people with learning disabilities and/or associated conditions. Les Amis achieved and currently holds Investors in People Silver, sixth-generation accreditation, making us the first organisation in Jersey to achieve this award against the new IIP standards, something of which I am incredibly proud.

I have found that taking a pragmatic and coordinated approach to leadership issues enables people to see what is required of them so, in essence, organisations can achieve things by keeping it simple.

Who inspires you?

The people we support inspire me on a daily basis. They overcome huge challenges throughout any given day. If society reflected on this more, imagine what we could achieve.

How would you describe your leadership style in three words?

Flexible, approachable and focussed.

What makes a successful leader?

Someone who does not take themselves too seriously, who has their feet firmly on the ground, is part of the team they lead and can have a laugh.

What advice would you give to aspiring leaders?

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight but create it anyway give the best you ave. It will never be enough but give your best anyway.

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