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.



Day activities

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



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.




communities in the UK


adults with learning disabilities supported by L'Arche UK


communities in 35 countries around the world

Help transform lives

Live-In Assistants at L'Arche

Life as a live-in assistant at L'Arche is so much more than a care role. It's an experience that will shape you through life in an intentional community of people with and without learning disabilities. Apply today and start your journey of a lifetime.



FAQs for Live-In Assistants

What is it like to be a live-in care support assistant for people with learning disabilities? What qualifications do you need to work in care? How important is spirituality in L'Arche? All your questions are answered here!


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News and Stories

  • A tribute to Tim Hollis

    A cherished member of our community, Tim, died on 28th July 2022. He was a pillar of L'Arche in its founding years and his legacy continues to this day. Read more

  • 1,000 miles for L'Arche Ukraine

    Tim Chapman cycled from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise vital funds to support some of the most vulnerable people impacted by the war. Read more

  • 38 Embassy Challenge

    A team of four challengers – John, Laura, Hazel and Lucy – met up 7 am at the USA Embassy in London to start a long day of walking with an aim to visit 38 Embassies in one day! Read more

  • Supporting accessibility at Big Church Festival

    Over the June bank holiday weekend, 20 brilliant folk headed to the Big Church Festival where they proudly supported the festival’s first-ever Accessibility Team! Read more


  • Volunteer Officer, L'Arche Ipswich

    Ipswich Community is looking for a Volunteer Officer to work 16 hours per week. Closing date for applications 18th August. Read more

  • Recruitment and Volunteer Co-Ordinator, L'Arche London

    Full-time role based in West Norwood with a salary of £27,063 pa. Closing date for applications is Thursday 11 August. Read more

  • Support Worker, L'Arche Preston

    Full-time and part-time permanent positions available with hours varying between 25 to 40 per week. Starting salary £10.00 per hour. Read more

  • Relief Support Worker, L'Arche Highland

    Join a values-led organisation and make a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable in our society in the face of the global pandemic, learn transferable skills and participate in an integrated training and personal development programme. Read more