Skip to main content

L'Arche Ipswich, part of a national charity, L'Arche UK and an international federation of 140 communities worldwide.

L'Arche (French for "The Ark") is a place where people with learning disabiliites and others share their lives in a community life. The model enables both carers and cared-for to discover their own authentic adulthood through a mutual process of learning through relationship. In Ipswich there are 13 people with learning disabilities supported in four properties, along with 15 assistants, most of whom live in the community houses. There is also a leadership and administrative team and a local committee who support and steer the life and work of the community. 

The people with learning disabilities are usually introduced by their social worker or by family members and are looking for a supported living environment. Most people attend various day programmes and workplaces run by other charities and social enterprises in Ipswich. Most people also pursue personal interests, leisure activity or volunteering. Some are in part-time employment.

L'Arche offers a home for life for those who need and want it. For some, it is a place to learn skills and gain personal experience and confidence to make other choices. 

There are a variety of funding mechanisms available depending on individual circumstances. Some are funded via Local Authority assessed fees, some are privately funded and some are funded through personal budgets. L'Arche is able to offer services through the Individual Service Fund and has registered with Suffolk County Council to offer supported living under this scheme.

Who to contact

Name
Tony Gibbings
Position
Community Leader
Telephone
01473 216362
01473 216426
Fax
01473 216409
Email
tony.gibbings@larche.org.uk
Website
http://www.larche.org.uk/Sites/ipswich
Social Media
 Like us on Facebook
Address
3
Warrington Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP1 3QU
Notes

We have future vacancies for live-in and live-out assistants who wish to be a part of the community. Please contact Emily for more information.

Additional contact

Name
Emily Nunn
Position
Assistants Coordinator
Telephone
01473 216426
Email
emily.nunn@larche.org.uk

Where to go

Address
The Cornerstone
3 Warrington Road
Ipswich
Postcode
IP1 3QU
Area served
Ipswich
Parking available
Yes
Parking details
Limited parking is available
Transport
We are very near the centre of town. It is in walking distance.

Days & Times

It is a community. We are open all day every day but our office hours are between 9 and 5, Monday to Friday

Other details

Age Groups
Adults

Accreditation details
CQC

Notes

L’Arche Ipswich provides support for adults with learning disabilities in a community environment. People with and without learning disabilities share life together, celebrate the unique value of every person and recognise our need of one another. L'Arche promotes the gift of its people and enables them to take full part in L'Arche and society.  

Last Updated
05/03/2018

More like this

Home care
Learning disabilities support

Reviews

Sign in to write a review

Back to top