At the heart of L’Arche is the support we provide to people with learning disabilities.  As well as providing high quality housing and supported living, we also work with individuals to access employment and voluntary opportunities. In addition, many of our Communities provide day support services. Furthermore, we assist people to access relevant healthcare and, where appropriate, receive therapeutic services. We work hard to ensure that the needs of individuals with learning disabilities are met holistically, and that people are supported to live fully integrated and empowered lives within the wider communities in which they live.

We have a long history of working with social services and social work departments, health authorities, primary care trusts, registration and regulatory authorities, housing associations and others, to provide high quality support that is recognised as being truly responsive to people with learning disabilities.