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

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 worldwide community movement working with people who have learning disabilities for a world where everyone belongs.

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