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

  • 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

  • L'Arche London's 40th anniversary celebration

    To celebrate the 40th anniversary of L’Arche London there will be an inclusive service of thanksgiving at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 14th July. Read more


  • House Leader, L'Arche Manchester

    £19,570 - £20,634 (40 hours a week) Offered as a permanent role Read more

  • Deputy House Leader, Bognor Regis

    L’Arche Bognor Regis is currently recruiting for a live-out Deputy House Leader. Read more

  • Community Leader, L'Arche Preston

    L'Arche in Preston is looking for a Community Leader. Are you a leader who can inspire and lead a community of 70 people with and without learning disabilities, and manage a team responsible for a budget of more than £0.8m and a growing range of housing, support and care services? Read more

  • Female Waking Night Support Assistant, L'Arche Brecon

    16-32 hours per week, waking night shifts (hours negotiable). Due to the nature of care provided it is a genuine occupational qualification that applicants for this post are female. Read more