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 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.



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 support our work

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 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.

Latest news

  • Rebound Books

    Core members and assistants at L’Arche Brecon are working together to rebind old hardback books into beautiful journals, which are then sold to the public. Read more

  • Moses' story

    'I think L'Arche offers the world love. It shows the world how to be respectful towards people with learning disabilities and how to value every person'. Read more

  • L’Arche London celebrations conclude in Westminster Cathedral

    L’Arche London concluded its 40th anniversary celebrations on Saturday with an inclusive service of thanksgiving at Westminster Cathedral. Read more

  • L'Arche London's 40th anniversary celebration

    To celebrate the 40th anniversary of L’Arche London there will be an inclusive service of thanksgiving at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 14th July. Read more


  • House leader, Preston

    L’Arche has an exciting opportunity for a Houseleader to join the team in Preston. £21,527 to £22,698. Excellent Terms and Conditions Read more

  • Administration and finance officer, Preston

    L’Arche Preston has an opportunity available for an Administration & Finance Officer. You will join us on a part time, permanent basis working 28-30 hours a week. In return you will receive a competitive salary of £9.58 per hour. Read more

  • Live-out assistants, L'Arche Bognor Regis

    Part and full time roles. Between 10-40 hours per week. Permanent Contract (guaranteed hours.) Read more

  • House Leader, L'Arche Manchester

    £21,527 - £22,698 (40 hours a week) Offered as a permanent role Read more