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.

Latest news

  • Cyril's story

    It wasn’t until I lived here that I was fully able to understand what people with learning disabilities have to offer. They make the people around them grow. Read more

  • 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


  • HR and Communications Administrator, L'Arche London

    3 days per week. Permanent contract. Salary: £23,040 pro rata (£13,824 full time equivalent) Deadline: Thursday 13 December, 6pm. Interviews: Monday 17 December. Read more

  • Communications, Media and Creative Facilitator, L'Arche London

    30 hours per week. Permanent contract. Salary: £21,500 pro rata (£16,125 full time equivalent) Deadline: Monday 10 December, 9am. Interviews: Thursday 13 December 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