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

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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 by donating here.

News and Stories


  • Community Leader (Director), L'Arche Preston

    The Community Leader (Director) is responsible for ensuring that their community is living fully the mission of L’Arche in its four dimensions (community life, provision of professional care and support services, spiritual life and outreach). Read more

  • Night Shift Support Worker, L'Arche Highland

    Waking Nights: 10 pm to 8am /4 nights On, 4 nights Off Salary: £17,617 (Full Time) We are looking for Night Shift Support Workers who have a passion to help adults with learning disabilities achieve all they can while preserving their right to choice, dignity and respect. Read more

  • Relief Support Worker, L'Arche Highland

    A rewarding role helping to support adults with learning disabilities live an independent and fulfilling life. Respecting their choices and their privacy and with a person centred approach and living the life they want. £9.30 p.h. plus holiday entitlement (£10.42 p.h. inclusive of holiday entitlement) £17,617 Full Time Equivalent Read more

  • Care and Support Worker, L'Arche Liverpool

    £8.72-9.50 depending on location/ qualifications Read more