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

There are a number of ways to work in a L’Arche Community. The classic route is by becoming a residential assistant (support worker) but most Communities also have non-residential posts. Read on for more information.



Donate now

L'Arche is a collaboration of gifts, expertise and resources and time which brings people together who are not prepared to accept the status quo but are inspired by each other to want more, for people with learning disabilities and for society. Please help us to transform lives today.



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Latest news

  • Laura's Gift to Amy

    Amy is an assistant at the L'Arche Community in Manchester. Here her relationship with Laura, a core member in the community, has taught her about joy and wholeheartedness. Read more

  • Wool Felting in L'Arche Bethlehem

    Since 2009, core members at L'Arche Bethlehem have been working to create a range of felt products out of previously unused sheets wool - they are now being sold across the world. Read more

  • Words of the World

    L’Arche International have produced an extraordinary project Words of the World - a digital collection of interviews with 34 people with learning disabilities from 34 different countries. All members of L’Arche Communities from the four corners of the world. Read more

  • Launching our alumni scheme

    L’Arche UK is launching its alumni programme for ex-assistants. The scheme will be a great opportunity for this network to stay connected or re-connect, both to one another and to L’Arche and a chance for us to share news and stories about L’Arche past and present. Read more