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.

News and Stories


  • Deputy Service Coordinator, Apple Group - L'Arche London

    Full time, permanent role Salary: £22,763 per annum. Closing date: 9am on Friday 24 May 2019 Interviews: Wednesday 29 May 2019 Read more

  • Team Leader Recruitment - L’Arche Preston

    L’Arche has an opportunity available for a Team Leader to join the Supported Living team based in Preston. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and in return you will receive a competitive rate of £9.26 per hour Read more

  • L'Arche Preston : Service /Registered Manager

    L'Arche Preston is looking for a full time Service / Registered Manager. Salary : £28,933 A full driving license is desirable. Close date: 30th April 2019, noon Interviews: Week commencing 6th May 2019 Read more

  • Residential vacancies

    L'Arche live-in assistants live and work in our Communities with and alongside people with learning disabilities. Apply here. Read more