In a world that values winning, L’Arche Communities are places where people with and without learning disabilities can discover who they are and not just what they can do. Read more
Spend a year as an assistant and we will give you an experience of difference that will change your life. Read more
'L’Arche houses are brilliantly eclectic and that is a large part of what makes working in them so much fun.' Read more
Across our twelve Communities in the UK we offer a range of high quality, person-centred residential support to more than two hundred individuals with learning disabilities.
Within our Communities we offer day support services, providing opportunities for individuals to discover and develop their creative talents and practical skills.
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
Spend a year as an assistant and we will give you an experience of difference that will change your life.
L'Arche is a collaboration of gifts, expertise, resources and time. We bring people together who are not prepared to accept the status quo but instead are inspired to want more for people with learning disabilities, and for society. Please help us to transform lives today.
L’Arche is different from anywhere else. We are so connected with each other. Read more
Rosie, from L'Arche in Ipswich, reflects on her first year in L'Arche, and how the Community improved the way she feels in herself. Read more
In November 2018, L'Arche UK hosted a public event at the Wellcome Collection in London, exploring the role of intentional communities like L'Arche in creating places of belonging in a time of loneliness. Read more
and, because of that, I’m learning to love it when I’m not. Read more
£28,933 - 37.5 hours per week Read more
Permanent; 40 hours per week (live-out, with the option to live-in)
£18,075.20 rising to £19,260.80 after completion of first year Read more
L'Arche live-in assistants live and work in our Communities with and alongside people with learning disabilities. Apply here. Read more