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 support our work

Join us as an assistant

Spend a year as an assistant and we will give you an experience of difference that will change your life.



Donate now

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 by donating here.

News and Stories

  • "Our friendship is not on hold, it is lived in a different way"

    Max and Stacey's friendship has spanned across two decades, and Covid-19 was never going to stand in between them. Stacey, from L'Arche Liverpool, discusses here the unrelenting loyalty that has endured and adapted to the global pandemic. Read more

  • Love in the time of Covid

    Across the world Covid-19 is changing the ways we are having to do so many things. Nem, a member of L'Arche Manchester, reflects on what life during Covid-19 is teaching her and how her Community is showing up. Read more

  • Thank you!

    The kindness and support we have received from many of our wonderful supporters during this troubling time has been both incredible and humbling. Read more

  • Easter Newsletter

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  • Care and Support Worker, L'Arche Liverpool

    £8.72-9.50 depending on location/ qualifications Read more

  • Live-in assistants

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

  • Care and Support Worker, Preston

    L'Arche Preston is looking for Care and Support Workers who are passionate about working with People with Learning Disabilities. We want people who are honest, have integrity, are hardworking, promote dignity, respect and equality. Read more

  • Relief Assistants, L'Arche London

    Flexible hours. One year minimum contract. Read more