L’Arche London

Postal Address
9 - 13 Norwood High Street
London
SE27 9JU

Telephone
020 8655 9636
Year started
1977
Situation
urban
Number of over 18s
100
Ideological focus
Christian ecumenical
Legal structure
registered charity
Open in principle to new members
yes
Charge visitors
yes
Work in Lieu
yes

L’Arche London is a diverse and inclusive Christian-ecumenical Community of people with and without learning disabilities. We welcome people of all faiths and of none.
Mutual relationships are at the heart of our Community. We are committed to high quality support and to developing our relationships with the local neighbourhood and professional services.
We recognise and celebrate the unique value of every person and our need for one another. In the joys and struggles of our daily life together, we strive to be a sign of hope and justice.
There are four community households in the West Norwood area of South London, where between seven and fourteen assistants and people with learning disabilities share daily life.
In addition, there are several smaller houses shared by two people with support as they need it.
We run a Craft workshops that offers sessions in weaving, art, music, drama and candle-making. We also have a Garden workshop. Both provide work and therapeutic activities for community members who have learning disabilities.
Assistants support people either in their home (one of the community households) or at work. Assistants come from all over the world, whenever possible for a minimum of one year; some have made the community their long-term home.
For further information on becoming a L’Arche Assistant, please contact the HR Co-ordinator (recruitment.london@larche.org.uk).
You can also find us on facebook and on twitter:
https://www.facebook.com/larchelondonuk

community does not share income
community does not require capital from members
community has broadband internet access
community does not generates any of its own electricity
community uses solar energy
community buildings insulated to a high standard
community members use bicycles
community has organised system for car sharing
community is accessible by public transport
community shares utilities
community does not have tool sharing system
community has organised systems for recycling
community does not have any kind of ecosewage system
community is not involved in land management
community grows a lot of vegetables
no communal animals
regular communal meals
community has policy which restricts smoking
community buildings at least partly wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

L'Arche London is currently looking for new members

We are looking for people to join us for at least a year and hopefully longer. You would be supporting people with learning disabilities in every area of their lives and adding your skills and enthusiasm to the life of the community.
See www.larchelondon.org.uk.

Send them a message:
recruitment.london@larche.org.uk

L'Arche London is currently looking for volunteers

If you have some hours to spare we would love you to come and spend them with us, doing whatever your are skilled and passionate about. Nothing too small to consider, nothing too large. Together we make a huge difference to vulnerable people’s lives.
See www.larchelondon.org.uk.

Send them a message:
recruitment.london@larche.org.uk