L’Arche is a worldwide federation of people, with and without learning disabilities, working together for a world where all belong

How we help

Shared living

Across our eleven Communities in the UK we offer a range of high quality, person-centred residential support to more than two hundred individuals with learning disabilities.

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Day activities

Within our Communities we offer day support services, providing opportunities for individuals to discover and develop their creative talents and practical skills.

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Supported living

While some individuals wish to live in a home with other people, others prefer to be supported to live independently. At L’Arche we help people to choose a way of life that feels right for them, and for their families.

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11

communities in the UK

258

adults with learning disabilities supported by L'Arche UK

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communities in 35 countries around the world

Help transform lives

Join us as an assistant

Spend a year as an assistant and we will give you an experience of difference that will change your life.

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L’Arche is a worldwide community movement working with people who have learning disabilities for a world where everyone belongs.

News and Stories

  • Choose life, not loneliness, this Easter

    The sharing of lives in L’Arche contains the DNA of a better way for our world to be. You can invest in this kind of future by making a donation to L’Arche this Easter. Read more

  • A Digital December!

    Lip sync battles and advent calendars... keep up to date with L'Arche's digital activity this Christmas! Read more

  • Rebound Books: A Community adapting through Covid

    L'Arche Brecon's project 'Rebound Books' has been creating beautiful items from discarded books for the past decade. When Covid-19 hit, they decided to adapt the way they work. Read about how they gave back through the global pandemic. Read more

  • Diary of a new assistant: Monika

    Monika joined L'Arche Edinburgh in June, during the first Scottish lockdown. Here, she journals her first few months as a new assistant in community. Read more

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