Building Community with people with learning disabilities in Manchester

How we help

Shared living

Our houses in South Manchester provide accommodation to people with learning disabilities and live-in assistants.


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Day activities

L’Arche Manchester offers day activities for people with learning disabilities.


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Join us

Why volunteer

We are always welcoming of people who wish to join L'Arche Manchester as either volunteers or friends.


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Join us as an assistant

Spend a year as an assistant at L'Arche Manchester and we will give you an experience of difference that will change your life.


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Help support our work

Donate now

L'Arche is a collaboration of people's 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.



Target amount: £2,147,483,647.00

Amount raised: £7,150.00


The Hive community café

A community space to eat, meet, and make friends.


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Latest news

  • Request for help

    We are re-thinking how we support people, to reduce the risk of infection from COVID-19. Would you like to get involved? We'd love to hear from you. We have lots of different opportunities. Read on and get in touch with us! Read more

  • These are the things I want to tell you about Joe Ulleri.

    Joe Ulleri's death, three years ago, attracted national media interest when a jury inquest ruled that failures in his care, while in hospital, constituted neglect, which contributed to his death. In this reflective piece, Nem Tomlinson from L’Arche Manchester shares her memories and stories of Joe. Read more

  • Inclusive yoga for people with and without learning disabilities

    In non-covid times, join us every Wednesday afternoon for an hour-long session of gentle yoga and relaxation. Our class is relaxed, informal and welcoming of people with and without learning disabilities. Read more


  • Support Assistant

    Join a values-led organisation and make a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable in our society in the face of the global pandemic, learn transferable skills and participate in an integrated training and personal development programme. Read more

  • Registered Manager

    Do you have a passion for ensuring people with learning disabilities live fulfilled lives? Do you want to help lead a community that values people for who they are and what they can do? We’re looking for someone to join us as our Registered Manager. Salary £33,595. Application deadline: 1st Nov 2021. Read more

  • House Leader

    Do you believe in a world where all belong? Do you want to help lead a community that values people for who they are and what they can do? Starting salary £23,208 - £24, 213. Application deadline: Monday 25th October. Read more