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

  • 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


  • Community Leader (Director), L'Arche Preston

    The role has a two point salary scale at £39,360 pa and £41,000 pa. The closing date for applications is 6th December 2021 at 9am and interviews will take place on 15th December 2021. Read more

  • Head of Finance Transformation

    Salary is £58 – 68k depending on experience. The location is flexible. The application closing date for this role is 7th of December. Read more

  • Care and Support Worker, L'Arche Liverpool

    From £9.16-9.98 per hour. Full time and part time permanent contracts available. Excellent terms and conditions Read more

  • Service Coordinator L'Arche London

    Join a values-led organisation and make a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable in our society. A full time role for a leader with support experience looking for the next step. Closing date 10am on Monday 8 November 2021 Read more