L’Arche Brecon opened in 1989; the first Welsh expression of L’Arche. Thirty years on, the Community has changed and grown, but continues to be rooted in its locality and continues to transform the lives of those that come. Over time, we have developed into a diverse celebration of people and cultures, united by a desire to share the gifts of people with learning disabilities with the wider community.

The Community moved to its current house, Glasfryn, in 1996. Glasfryn is situated in Llanfaes, a short walk from Brecon town centre. It is home to six adults with learning disabilities and several live-in assistants, with other assistants living locally. Community members are involved in many local groups, and have circles of friends in the town and beyond.

As well as shared living, L’Arche Brecon offers day activities for its members and for people with learning disabilities in the wider local community. Our day activities include Rebound Books; our upcycling enterprise situated in a workshop in the centre of town, and a Community garden project in Defynnog. We also have a small allotment near Glasfryn and run a soup lunch on Wednesdays, which is open to all.