Les Amis buys former Jersey hotel to create specialist care facility

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Jersey charity Les Amis - which supports islanders who require 24-hour care - has purchased the former Hampshire Hotel site and plan to develop it into a specialist care facility.

'Maison Les Amis' will offer long-term residential accommodation to adults with learning disabilities who have nursing or special care needs.

Residents would have access to tailored care, including for those with early on-set dementia - a condition which particularly affects those with pre-existing learning disabilities.

The plans include several self-contained apartments to maintain residents' independence into their later years.

The purchase of the former hotel site went through on 17 December after the charity was given a private donation.

Les Amis says the number of people diagnosed with dementia is expected to double within the next two decades, posing particular challenges about the level of care.