Identity and mission


The L'Arche Identity and Mission Statements set out the basis for our communities in the UK and around the world.

Identity Statement

  • We are people with and without learning disabilities, sharing life in communities belonging to an International Federation.
  • Mutual relationships and trust in God are at the heart of our journey together.
  • We celebrate the unique value of every person and recognize our need of one another.

UK Mission Statement

  • Make known the gifts of people with learning disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships.
  • Foster an environment in community that responds to the changing needs of our members whilst being faithful to the core values of our founding story.
  • Engage in our diverse cultures, working together towards a more human society.

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