With a mission to make known the gifts of people with learning disabilities, L’Arche Brecon seeks to be a place of welcome, one where people can be transformed by an experience of relationship, disability and difference.
L’Arche Brecon lies in the foothills of the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, popular with walkers and cyclists, and a designated Dark Sky Reserve.
As a volunteer assistant joining L’Arche Brecon, you will live together with six people with learning disabilities and with other assistants in Glasfryn, the hub of daily living and the setting for numerous gatherings and celebrations.
You will support people with learning disabilities to take part in community life: to cook, clean, and run a household, to have a social life, and to see friends and family. You will receive a comprehensive training programme, so that you can confidently support someone in everything from going to work to personal care. All assistants participate in a personal development "formation" programme, with optional retreats and times for reflection.
L’Arche Brecon is a small, but international, community which also provides work opportunities for people with learning disabilities in the wider local area, through an upcycling enterprise in the town centre (www.reboundbooks.co.uk) and a large garden growing fruit and vegetables.