We're L'Arche, an international movement of communities for people with and without learning disabilities. L'Arche London, based in West Norwood, is made up of about 100 people with and without learning disabilities, some of whom live in our community houses and others who participate in our workshops or drama group. Joy, openness, and relationship is at the heart of our shared life. 

We believe that care is a universal need for everyone and everything. We thrive when we are looked after, and we shouldn't be embarrassed about this. L'Arche is a beacon in the social care landscape for a different kind of care, where friendship is at the heart of the caring encounter and the power inequality of carer/cared-for breaks down. We're joyfully rebelling against a care sector that is too often dehumanising and impersonal. 

Befriender for People with Learning Disabilities
Accompany our members with learning disabilities to church in SE27 and SE21. This is a wonderful, low-key opportunity to build a friendship with someone who sees the world differently to you.
Walking volunteer with people with learning disabilities
Accompany our members on walks around our local area (West Norwood and Tulse Hill) and befriend people who see the world differently to you. If you enjoy walking or would like to do more exerc
Community Walking Volunteer
Join our laid-back community walk every Friday lunchtimes. It's a drop-in, open to everyone.
Gardening volunteer
Help maintain our community gardens and kitchen garden in West Norwood and West Dulwich. We are looking for gardeners to help maintain our gardens.
Crafts and gardening workshop volunteer
Join our craft and garden workshops as a volunteer and support our members with learning disabilities in making, growing, and creating beautiful things. 
Drama group volunteer
Our drama group puts on regular plays in theatres across London.
Volunteer caretaker
Help maintain our community buildings and gardens in SE27 and SE21. 
Minibus volunteer driver
Volunteer to drive our members with learning disabilities around in our minibus and get free driving training.
Party planning volunteer
Help out with planning and running parties and get-togethers for our community of people with and without learning disabilities.