Services

Residential

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

Respite

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

Domiciliary

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

Recycling

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

How you can help

Fundraise

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

Events

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.

Donate

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

Legacy

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.

Could Libby be the oldest living female with Down's Syndrome in Britain?

Jun 15, 2023

Happy 73rd birthday, Libby!

Often described as a social butterfly, Libby, during her more independent days, enjoyed having a job, catching a bus to town and chatting to the many people she knew in the community.

Recently, Libby and her niece, Julie, were featured on an ITV News segment (see the video below), which highlighted that those with learning disabilities (LD) are five times more likely to develop early onset dementia (i.e., before the age of 65) than the general population. For people with LD, dementia screening is recommended to start at the age of 30.

Libby was diagnosed with dementia in her 50s but has continued the bright, playful character for which is she’s renowned, the with support of Les Amis – who has been there for her and her family for 32 years. In 1991, Les Amis started supporting Libby. She used to live with her father, until he became elderly with dementia himself.

At the age of 73, Libby is most likely the oldest living female with Down’s Syndrome (DS) in Britain. Back when she born, in the 1950s, many people with DS did not live past the age of 15, according to the Nursing Times.

Les Amis would like to thank Libby, her family, BBC.co.uk, BBC Jersey, BBC Radio, Bailiwick Express and ITV for sharing her amazing story and helping us celebrate this special milestone.

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