• Sam's nomination delight

    ONE of our support workers, Sam Fletcher, was nominated for the prestigious Inspirational Worker of the Year award at the Cumbria Children In Care Council Awards 2018 – the first time a Carlisle Mencap worker has ever been nominated for such an award

  • BBC Children In Need

    CARLISLE Mencap staff, support workers and service users played their part on a fantastic night of fundraising and entertainment at the Brampton Road University of Cumbria campus for BBC Children in Need.

  • Festive Quiz fundraiser

    Date: 22nd November Location: Old Fire Station, Peter Street, Carlisle

    THERE is still time to register your team of four for the Big Festive Quiz - Carlisle Mencap's fundraising test of trivia taking place on Monday, December 3.

  • Independence Studio films tackle crime

    Don't miss Carlisle Mencap's Independence Studio's films on sexual exploitation - Is It OK? - and hate crime. Follow these Youtube links and watch them now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORqz5c1My0k&t=35s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5MZj2whg

  • Grateful for their support

    CARLISLE Mencap would like to thank these groups, trusts and companies for their valuable financial support.

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. 

Christmas Fair Christmas fair

Date: Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 12:30pm Location: Church of Scotland Chapel Street Carlisle

Come along to our fantastic Christmas Fair 12 December 12.30 to 4.30 £3 including drink and mince pie. Many fantastic stands and Christmas gifts.

Festive Quiz fundraiser

Date: Monday, 3 December 2018 - 7:00pm Location: Old Fire Station, Peter Street, Carlisle

THERE is still time to register your team of four for the Big Festive Quiz - Carlisle Mencap's fundraising test of trivia taking place on Monday, December 3.

Christmas Fair treats

Date: Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 12:30pm Location: Doves Cafe/Church of Scotland Hall

THERE will be lots of tables and stands featuring a host of festive treats and gift ideas at our Christmas Fair on Wednesday, December 12.

Sam's nomination delight

ONE of our support workers, Sam Fletcher, was nominated for the prestigious Inspirational Worker of the Year award at the Cumbria Children In Care Council Awards 2018 – the first time a Carlisle Mencap worker has ever been nominated for such an award

BBC Children In Need

CARLISLE Mencap staff, support workers and service users played their part on a fantastic night of fundraising and entertainment at the Brampton Road University of Cumbria campus for BBC Children in Need.

Fantastic EPAtS feedback

CARLISLE Mencap staff are delighted with the feedback they've received following the EPAtS programmes that have been held in Carlisle, Workington and Penrith.

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.