As a live-in assistant with L'Arche, you will experience community life and build deep relationships with people with learning disabilities. 

Along with one or two other assistants, you will most likely live with a small number of people with learning disabilities in their own home. You will work a fixed number of hours each week, which may include a waking night.

We provide a programme of opportunities for professional and personal development including retreats, accompaniment and an assistants' training programme (including training in using sign language and understanding autism). Live-in assistants have their accommodation and food provided, and receive monthly living expenses. 

This is a particularly popular route for young people, pre or post university, and for people from overseas wishing to combine living in community with the opportunity to travel.

The below application form will ask you which Community you would like to join. You are given three choices. If there are no vacancies within those Communities, we will send your application to the Community that needs you most. 


This is an expression of interest form for a residential role. To see vacancies for non-residential roles, follow this link.