On Saturday 5th October, our Communities will be joining together for a fundraising walk in aid of L'Arche Communities around the world. Read more
Spend a year as an assistant and we will give you an experience of difference that will change your life. Read more
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
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 by donating here.
'You can’t make things perfect here. Instead you learn to use the imperfect things as gifts.’ Read more
Last month L’Arche Communities around the UK gathered in Liverpool to reflect on, and celebrate, all that is good about our shared lives together. Read more
When she was 21, Louise left her job and lived for a year as part of the L’Arche community in Ipswich. Here she found something remarkable in a community ‘where people can love well, and disagree well, and live together well’. Read more
Matthew spent his final year of college living with people with learning disabilities. It was the meaningful, mutual relationships that he developed with his roommates that led him to discover L’Arche. In this piece, he reflects on how a year spent living with his friends with learning disabilities led him to join L’Arche in the UK. Read more
£22,173 - £23,379 (40 hours a week). Offered as a permanent role. Read more
L'Arche live-in assistants live and work in our Communities with and alongside people with learning disabilities. They provide them care and support. Apply here. Read more
16-32 hours per week, waking night shifts (hours negotiable). Due to the nature of care provided it is a genuine occupational qualification that applicants for this post are female. Read more
Full-time and flexible part-time contracts available. Read more