Les Amis' respite service plays a crucial role for individuals, families and carers. Our respite service is designed to give parents and carers of islanders with learning disabilities time for themselves to recharge their batteries while a son, daughter or family member spends time away from home and is cared for in a safe and welcoming environment.
Respite care is also of great benefit affording people the opportunity to socialise, learn valuable life skills and get involved in a variety of activities of their choice. Within the respite service friends are made, confidence is built and a freedom of expression encouraged.
The Les Amis respite service provides the only two high dependency respite beds on the island that can cater for the needs of individuals with both a learning and physical disability.
Les Amis’ Operations Manager oversees the Registered Managers of the two adult respite units, Maison Allo and Mourant Lodge, who in turn oversee over fifty support staff.
Maison Allo in St Saviour is situated in a charming cul-de-sac and features 4 bedrooms; one of which offers disabled access and a bathroom with full facilities as well as a large garden and outdoor area.
Mourant lodge is a purpose built respite facility in Trinity that opened in March 2014 and it also has a disabled access bedroom with full wet room facilities.
Both properties have been fitted with adjustable worktops and kitchen sinks along with cookers that have been specifically selected to ensure anyone with a physical disability can use the appliances. This is to encourage skills development and independence.
Both properties cater for age groups of 18 and above and can provide overnight stays for up to four adults per night.
The service operates seven days a week fifty two weeks of the year.
Helping people to fulfil their potential is fulfilling in itself, which makes working with our residents deeply rewarding. If you’d like to find out more, just fill in the boxes below and upload your CV. We’ll then be in touch.