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

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    L'Arche Kent is looking for a Recruiter to work 24h per week with an hourly salary of £12.26. Closing date for the applications is 17th July. Read more

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