Carlisle Mencap provides life long person centred support for people with learning disabilities and their families in North Cumbria.

We are a local charity set up in 1968 we have over 150 members and provide services for over 300 people with learning disabilities and their families. Our services include short breaks for adults at California House and for Children at the Grace Little Centre, children’s home based respite, community support, young people’s clubs and holidays, family support workers for young people with autism, holidays, leisure activities and befriending. 

Know your rights

Date: Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 1:00pm Location: Carlisle Youth Zone

For service users families and professionals to have their say

Activities for the summer holidays

Date: Saturday, 29 July 2017 - 4:00am Location: Watchtree and Grace Little centre

Have a look at these exciting children's activities

Royal Mencap event

Date: Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 1:00am Location: Carlisle Youth Zone

Please come along to this event about improving our local hospital.

Good day in the mud

On Saturday a group of staff and friends spent the afternoon racing through the mud in north Cumbria to raise funds for California House

Support Worker vacancies available now.

Support worker vacancies available now.

History project

The Indpendence studio have started work on their history project.

Help us support people like Sam and Caroline Read the story

Two best friends living together with support from Carlisle Mencap to be independent in their own home.