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L’Arche – Open Gathering in Perth

Perth-Seed-Group-LArche-Flyer-May2019

L’Arche is a grass-roots organisation, building community networks from the ground up as
people with and without learning disabilities.


Its core value is that of shared lives in mutual relationship.


In the Perth Seed group L’Arche is currently exploring the prospects for launching a new community.


*L’Arche offers more than forty years L’Arche experience in the UK
*The first community in Scotland continues to flourish in Inverness, the second in Edinburgh
*There are ten communities in the UK and 148 across the world.


Service provision is one aspect of L’Arche and its shape reflects the desire of local people with learning disabilities, of their networks of relatives and friends, and of the commissioning plans of a particular area’s Social Work team. Local plans reflect the existing strengths of the area.
In most cases, this provision begins by supporting local people at home – sometimes with people moving to a new home. But L’Arche always responds to whatever people in a local group value the most.


L’Arche fulfils all the accreditation steps, referral or SDS arrangements that go with the provision of dual-registered care services with the Local Authority and with the Care Inspectorate.


As L’Arche works on the options for a third Scottish community in Perth, the key criteria are whether there is a desire among local people with learning disabilities, their network of friends, their relatives and advocates, to show the role that a L’Arche community could play as part of Perth’s existing communities – and how that desire is matched in Social Work / Health, Housing and regulatory bodies.


Also of key importance are the interest shown by local people prepared to get involved as volunteers, helping build up momentum and providing skills for future project development and overseeing: and the scope in Perth in future to employ key people with experience.
A network of local people with a deepening vision for how L’Arche could grow in Perth, must come before and with the planning, the search for resources, buildings or workers – all of which are essentials to make this vision a reality.

Lent Lunches

Daniel Blake

The Methodist Lent lunches will be held on Thursdays during Lent, 12 – 1.30, doing a study on the film ‘I Daniel Blake’ called ‘Nothing more, nothing less’ and sharing a light bread and cheese lunch together.  All are welcome.  The Methodist Church is in Scott Street.

Jambouree Concert

The Jambouree Choir and Cabaret Singers, directed by Edna Auld, invite you to ‘Step into Christmas’ with the their season offering at St Leonard-in-the-Fields, at 7pm on Sunday 16th December. Tickets at the door – or from Concorde Music Shop in advance. £10 adults – children £5.


Perth Alive


On Saturday 26th August on the North Inch from 12 – 4 – live music with a Christian message. Stalls, food, sports, question time, worship, prayer and songs of praise. 

All welcome.

Could L’Arche grow in Perth?

L’Arche is a grass-roots organization which builds community networks from the ground up for people with and without learning disabilities
Its core value is that of shared lives and of mutual relationships. L’Arche is currently exploring the prospects within Perth for launching a new community.

It offers this new Seed group:
*More than forty years L’Arche experience in the UK
*The first community in Scotland continues to flourish in Inverness,
as does the second in Edinburgh
*There are ten communities in the UK and 148 across the world.
Service provision is one aspect of L’Arche and its shape reflects the desire of local people with learning disabilities, of their networks of relatives and friends and of the commissioning plans of that particular area’s Social Work team. Local plans reflect the existing strengths of the area.

In most cases, this provision begins by supporting local people at home – sometimes in a new home. But L’Arche is always open to responding according to whatever people of a local group value the most. L’Arche always fulfils all the accreditation steps, referrals or SDS arrangements that go with the provision of dual-registered care services with the Local Authority and with the Care Inspectorate. As L’Arche considers the options for a third Scottish community in Perth, the key criteria are whether there is a desire among local people with learning disabilities, their network of friends, their relatives and advocates, to establish the role that a L’Arche community would play as part of that area’s existing communities – and whether that desire is matched within Social Work Health, Housing and regulatory bodies.

Also of key importance is the interest and enthusiasm shown by local people who would then be prepared to get involved as volunteers, helping build up momentum and providing skills for future project development and governance. A network of local people with an ever increasing desire to see L’Arche grow in Perth, must precede the planning, the search for resources and buildings – all of which are essentials to help make this wonderful dream become a reality.

Within such a “Seed Group”, would you consider becoming part of this adventure

Open meetings continue on Sunday 6th August at St Matthew’s Hall: 3pm – 4:30pm

To know more contact Anthony Kramers, Leader for L’Arche Scotland
Level 1, Sugar Bond, 2 Anderson Place, Edinburgh EH6 5NP
07979 810870 anthony.kramers@larche.org.uk
www.larche.org.uk A registered charity SC038493

“To be human is to be spiritual………to be loved and to love, and to open up to those who are different!” – Jean Vanier

‘The spirituality of L’Arche is both profoundly human and profoundly divine. It is like a seed planted by God in the soil of our beings. The soil needs to be tended; the seed needs to be watered and fed….We have been led into the heart of what it means to be human. To be human is to be spiritual…
to be loved and to love, and to open up to those who are different.’

Manchester Book of Condolence

Following the Manchester Terrorist outrage a Book of Condolence is now open St John’s Kirk, it will be available for signing over the days to come.

At 12.20pm tomorrow, prior to the Perth Academy Concert for the Festival of the Arts in St John’s Kirk, a five minute time of remembrance will lead into the children’s concert which, in itself, will speak volumes about Perth’s solidarity with Manchester.