Sunday 07 March 2021
Select a region

Les Amis shortlisted for wellbeing awards

Les Amis shortlisted for wellbeing awards

Friday 30 October 2020

Les Amis shortlisted for wellbeing awards

Les Amis has been shortlisted for two 'Leaders in Wellbeing Awards' following precautions it took during lockdown protect staff and residents.

The local disability charity is in the running to win this year’s ‘Mental Health’ and ‘Breaking the Stigma’ awards.

Prior to lockdown, Les Amis put measures in place to support its service users and staff, including daily health checks, and employed a mental health practitioner to monitor stress levels and anxiety. 

Les Amis has worked to promote equal opportunities for islanders with learning disabilities, through helping them secure and maintain rewarding employment, developing close ties with community organisations and raising awareness of what it means to have a disability.


Pictured: Les Amis MD Shaun Findlay.

The ‘Breaking the Stigma’ award will look to honour the organisation that has best created an open environment in which employees can raise and discuss personal issues such as mental health.

Shaun Findlay, Managing Director of Les Amis, said: “To be shortlisted in these Awards is a credit to our incredibly hard-working team, who successfully ensured that both staff and our residents were safeguarded during the pandemic. Despite the enormous challenges we faced, we did not have a single case of covid-19 at Les Amis.

"We recognise that this period may have a longer term impact on people’s mental wellbeing and we are continually exploring ways in which we can best support our staff and those who use our services at this difficult time.”

Sign up to newsletter



Comments on this story express the views of the commentator only, not Bailiwick Publishing. We are unable to guarantee the accuracy of any of those comments.

Once your comment has been submitted, it won’t appear immediately. There is no need to submit it more than once. Comments are published at the discretion of Bailiwick Publishing, and will include your username.

There are no comments for this article.

To place a comment please login

You have landed on the Bailiwick Express website, however it appears you are based in . Would you like to stay on the site, or visit the site?