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

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



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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 by donating here.

News and Stories


  • National Leader, L'Arche UK

    A very special opportunity has arisen for an experienced charity leader to drive forward the aims of L'Arche UK. Read more about the role and how you can apply. Read more

  • Support and Care Leader, L'Arche Edinburgh

    L'Arche Edinburgh are recruiting an experienced and dynamic support and care leader to help to lead their Community of more than 80 people with and without learning disabilities. Read more

  • Community Leader, Highland

    The role has a two point salary scale at £40,000 pa and £41,600 pa. The closing date for applications is 17th September at 5pm and interviews will take place on 29th and 30th September 2020. Read more

  • Support Assistant (full or part time), L'Arche Kent

    You may be required to work at any L’Arche Kent support service, determined by the needs of the community. This may include working within a residential care, supported living or activities setting. Read more