Each Australian L’Arche community is made up of a number of households and/or independent flats. The people with disability and a support team made up of Assistants live and work alongside each other.
The aim is to create communities where people with and without an intellectual disability live relationships of mutuality and trust.
Live-in Assistants are volunteers who choose to live alongside people with an intellectual disability, they receive an allowance and are expected to contribute fully to the life of the Community.
Surrounding the community is a network of friends, community members and a Board of Directors, with financial support coming from government, those who live within the houses, and from fund-raising.
Those with a disability are supported in their personal needs, to move into the wider community including the workplace, and to maintain contact with their family and friends.
Contact L'arche Hunter
Phone: (02) 4942 2010