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.



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

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.



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

  • "It’s a miracle I’m here"

    Igor had to leave Donbas in Ukraine which is now being bombed by the Russians. But he found peace, respect and sincere love in the L'Arche Poznan Community in Poland where he is now. Read more

  • "I feel really looked after and supported"

    Watch Dom describe the small acts of kindness shown by people with and without learning disabilities who gave his family love and support after the birth of his son. Read more

  • “We comforted each other and cheered each other up”

    Watch Matthew and Andrew tell a story of how they looked out for each other during the hard months of lockdown. Read more

  • Real Living Wage announcement

    From 1st April 2022, a live-out support assistant working for L’Arche will earn £10 per hour in England and Wales, £10.50 per hour in Scotland and £11.05 in London. Read more


  • Community Leader (Director), L'Arche Bognor Regis

    L'Arche Bognor Regis is looking for a full-time Community Leader to lead a dynamic intentional community of people with and without learning disabilities. Salary £44,345pa. The closing date for applications is 9 am on 6th June. Read more

  • Day Services Support assistant, L'Arche London

    A full-time role for someone passionate about supporting adults with learning disabilities to develop their creative skills. Closing date 10 am on Tuesday 7th June 2022 Read more

  • Support Worker, L'Arche Preston

    Full-time and part-time permanent positions available with hours varying between 25 to 40 per week. Starting salary £10.00 per hour. Read more

  • Relief Support Worker, L'Arche Highland

    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