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.

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About Les Amis

Our Organisation

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

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

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 and ITV mark World Down's Syndrome Awareness Month 2023

Nov 27, 2023

October marks World Down's Syndrome Awareness Month.

Les Amis supported ITV to connect with one of our residents, Darren, and his family to hear their story and gain insight into attitudes toward Down's Syndrome when Darren was born 46 years ago.

Despite being diagnosed with Down's Syndrome at 6 weeks old, Darren has led a very adventurous and fulfilling life. At 17 Darren joined a theatre group in the UK, performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Shakespeare Globe. He has since performed in Shooting Fish (1998) alongside Kate Beckinsale, and starred in James Bond parody Jack Blond (2008). You may also recognise Darren's voice from Les Amis adverts.

Darren currently lives independently with three friends and works at Beresford Street Kitchen.

ITV also heard from Sarah, mum of 10-year-old Maggie. Maggie is the first pupil with Down's Syndrome to attend St Martin's Primary School. She loves reading, sports, and chooses to be happy each day.

Both Maggie and Darren show determination to engage in community and activities like any other person. Focusing on stories like theirs shows the importance of accessibility and inclusivity. Thank you to ITV for providing visual representation and raising awareness on the lives of people with learning disabilities.

Click here to view the full article.


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