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L'Arche London desperately and urgently need volunteers... Can you help?

posted 25 Jun 2020, 06:28 by Church Office   [ updated 27 Jun 2020, 03:45 by CHS Info ]


L’Arche celebrate people with learning disabilities and build circles of support around them. They go beyond supporting people's basic needs to attend to their emotional and spiritual lives, too.

The L’Arche London Community, based in West Norwood is facing a very challenging time with finding people. They have lost a number of colleagues due to many of them having to go back to their countries because of lockdown. Currently, the visa for Tier 5 applicants is on hold and 12 people are waiting to join us this year and cannot do that at the moment.

So they are reaching out to all the local churches and beyond to ask for our help. They need people who have values in line with L’Arche’s values to join and support one of the most vulnerable group in society at this time. 

If you are interested please get in touch by visiting their website here: https://www.larchelondon.org.uk/join-us-as-an-assistant

Here is a message from Lucy Winter, L’Arche (West Norwood) community leader: ‘I can imagine there are some students who may no longer have the same options available to them for summer jobs. They just might like to do something a little different with their time that could really benefit their community, therefore, a support assistants’ role at L'Arche could just be the rewarding challenge they were looking for. Or perhaps there are people looking for a new challenge and want to get more involved with L'Arche.