Identity and Mission


Three people on country walk

The L'Arche Identity and Mission Statements set out the basis for our communities in the UK and around the world.


Identity Statement


- We are people with and without learning disabilities, sharing life in communities belonging to an International Federation.

- Mutual relationships and trust in God are at the heart of our journey together.

- We celebrate the unique value of every person and recognize our need of one another.



UK Mission Statement


- We will nurture communities of faith in which mutually transforming relationships can flourish.

- We will promote the gifts of people with learning disabilities and enable them to take a full part in L'Arche and society.

- We will be open and outward looking, actively engaged with those around us and responsive to changing needs and circumstances.


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