Employer profile


Updated: July, 2021

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

About L'Arche

L'Arche is a network of Communities which supports adults with Learning Disabilities. Our Communities comprise of households in which people with and without Learning Disabilities live alongside one another, sharing the joys and challenges of life, and form unique friendships not often seen in wider society. L'Arche is a committed care provider that seeks to support the physical, medical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of its Service Users.

We are searching for individuals who want to spend time experiencing a different way of living. L'Arche Communities are unique and diverse places, where people who may display all sorts of outward 'differences' share deep friendships and a common humanity. We believe strongly in the power of mutual transformation, designing Communities where everyone has the opportunity to make a difference.

Our assistants join us from a range of backgrounds and at varying stages in life. Some stay for a short time and move on to another career with a new outlook; some stay for years, having found belonging in a new way of living. Nobody leaves empty handed.

Living in a L'Arche Community as an assistant is an intense experience that requires a big commitment. It asks you to immerse yourself in a lively community and to slow down at the same time. It brings routine and the unexpected. You'll live in an alternative, inclusive model of society whilst gaining a deep understanding of social care in the UK today. You'll develop deep, meaningful connections with individuals, and also gain a community for life.

Work sectors

social care, charities and voluntary work


Brecon, Edinburgh, Inverness, Ipswich, Kent, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Preston

Contact details

10 Briggate
West Yorkshire
BD20 9JT

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