Join our weekly community walk.
We have a laid-back community walk on Friday lunchtimes which is open to anyone. We meet at 12 at the L'Arche London workshop (9-13 Norwood High Street) and go for a walk around West Norwood cemetery, before coming back to the workshop for a cup of tea and a chat. There are normally about 10 people at the walks, a mixture of people with and without learning disabilities. Don't worry about not being fit enough – we walk slowly in L'Arche London! You would need to be able to walk for about forty minutes. No prior experience with people with learning disabilities is necessary. Everyone of all ages and abilities is welcome to just rock up and join in!
This is a great opportunity to join a fun community and make some new friends. If you'd like to do more exercise and get outside more, our community walks are perfect for you.
This is an experience that will not only boost your CV, but also your confidence, and will grow you as a person.
Being friends with people with learning disabilities changes the way you see the world. You will learn to be more attentive to the world around you and be more open to difference.
You will learn to communicate more accessibly and there will be chances to have training in sign language.
You will receive first aid training and a range of other trainings including health and safety and autism awareness.
There is no one kind of person who comes to L'Arche London. We are very diverse in terms of ethnicity, nationality, educational background, religion, age, and LGBTQ+ identity. What our members share is an openness to difference, a curiosity about other people, and a desire to build friendships.
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