The Larches Community is a registered charity established in 1995 by a group of families to create opportunities for young people and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

To support our work we rent out our facilities for Meetings, events, weddings, christenings, parties, classes and many more activities. Click here for more information


 Breaking News! Breaking News! Breaking News! 
New Classes starting at the Larches in February


10.30-12.30 Numeracy/Literacy £10 a session


13.00-14.00 Spoken French £5 a session


13.15-14.15 Indoor Football £5 a session

14.15-15.00 Netball £4 a session

For more details contact Ranu Radia

020 8905 6333 

Obituary: Bill Kenton


We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear President, Bill Kenton (Willi), a man of integrity who achieved much in his lifetime.  Born 95 years ago in Austria he was fortunate in managing to escape, with his parents, from the control of the Nazi regime and settled in the UK.   He had to learn English and establish himself.  He opened a retail shop selling china goods. The business thrived, finishing up with a small chain of 5 shops. 

He was very active in the Kinloss Youth Club and Kinloss United Synagogue.   Linda Edwards founded the Larches Community in 1995.  Several years later The Larches opened a Charity Gift Shop and Bill was able to use his experience and expertise in making the Shop thrive and successful.  He was approached and agreed to become our first President.  

Bill enjoyed going to Finchley Synagogue every week before he became too unwell. He loved Rabbi Mirvis's Sermons and would often share the now Chief Rabbis wisdom with the family.

He will be greatly missed by all at The Larches Community.


Our Objectives

Education and Training: To increase the skills base of young people and adults with learning disabilities through education and training so that they can enjoy greater independence in their lives.

Social and Recreational: To increase the quality of life of young people and adults with learning disabilities through social and recreational activities.

Social Enterprise: To become increasingly financially independent as an organisation by developing social enterprises and micro businesses.

Supported Living: To give people with learning disabilities the opportunity to live independent lives in the heart of the community by establishing supported living homes.

Community Inclusion: To combat prejudice within the mainstream community by increasing understanding of learning disabilities and autism.   


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