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.

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Day activities

Within our Communities we offer day support services, providing opportunities for individuals to discover and develop their creative talents and practical skills.

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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.

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communities in the UK

258

adults with learning disabilities supported by L'Arche UK

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communities in 35 countries around the world

Help transform lives

Live-In Assistants at L'Arche

Life as a live-in assistant at L'Arche is so much more than a care role. It's an experience that will shape you through life in an intentional community of people with and without learning disabilities. Apply today and start your journey of a lifetime.

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FAQs for Live-In Assistants

What is it like to be a live-in care support assistant for people with learning disabilities? What qualifications do you need to work in care? How important is spirituality in L'Arche? All your questions are answered here!

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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

Vacancies

  • Community Leader (Director), L'Arche Preston

    The role has a two point salary scale at £39,360 pa and £41,000 pa. The closing date for applications is 6th December 2021 at 9am and interviews will take place on 15th December 2021. Read more

  • Head of Finance Transformation

    Salary is £58 – 68k depending on experience. The location is flexible. The application closing date for this role is 7th of December. Read more

  • Care and Support Worker, L'Arche Liverpool

    From £9.16-9.98 per hour. Full time and part time permanent contracts available. Excellent terms and conditions Read more

  • Service Coordinator L'Arche London

    Join a values-led organisation and make a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable in our society. A full time role for a leader with support experience looking for the next step. Closing date 10am on Monday 8 November 2021 Read more