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.

Published:

Author:

Day activities

Within our Communities we offer day support services, providing opportunities for individuals to discover and develop their creative talents and practical skills.

Published:

Author:

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.

Published:

Author:

11

communities in the UK

258

adults with learning disabilities supported by L'Arche UK

147

communities in 35 countries around the world

Help transform lives

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.

Published:

Author:

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

  • 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

  • Impact Report 2020

    Read our 2020 Impact Report, outlining L'Arche news and activities over the last 12 months. Read more

  • Mark and Ben: A lockdown conversation

    Mark and Ben from L'Arche Kent discuss what brought them both to L'Arche, and how lockdown has been for them. Read more

Vacancies

  • 2 House Leader vacancies, L'Arche London

    Full time, 40 hours per week (24 hours support & 16 hours admin.) £23,731 per year non-residential, live out (or £10,297 residential, live-in with accommodation and meals provided.) Read more

  • Live – In Assistant (Residential Care Worker)

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