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

  • Senior Support Worker L'Arche Highland

    Are you compassionate, organised and keen to be a role model for others? L'Arche Highland is seeking a Senior Support Worker to work alongside the House Leader in a team providing care and support to people with learning disabilities in the Community. Read more

  • Health and Safety Officer L'Arche Highland

    Do you have skills and experience in health and safety within the social care sector? You could use these in L'Arche Highland to make a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society, as part of a values-driven community. Read more

  • Support Assistant L'Arche Kent

    Join a values-led organisation and make a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable in our society in the face of the global pandemic, learn transferable skills and participate in an integrated training and personal development programme. Read more

  • Support Assistant L'Arche Manchester

    Join a values-led organisation and make a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable in our society in the face of the global pandemic, learn transferable skills and participate in an integrated training and personal development programme. Read more