• 2018 is our 50th anniversary

    In 1968 parents of children with learning disability started Carlisle MENCAP. We are planning lots of things you can join in with. We have a special logo for the year as well a # #CM@50 so you can follow us on twitter.

  • Transforming California House

    We have been raising money to improve California House we need £150,000 to make the improvements we would like to make

  • 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.

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. 

Firing up the barbie!

Date: Saturday, 21 July 2018 - 11:30am Location: The Grace Little Centre

Burgers and buns are at the ready as Carlisle Mencap gets ready for a fundraising family barbecue on Saturday July 21.

Carlisle Mencap at Unity

Date: Saturday, 14 July 2018 - 10:00am Location: Carlisle City Centre

Carlisle Mencap will have a stand at the Unity Festival in Carlisle City Centre this coming Saturday.

Ball & Casino Tickets On Sale Now

Date: Saturday, 8 September 2018 - 7:00pm Location: The Garden At Eden, Crosby-on-Eden

Tickets are available NOW for our big fundraising event on September 8 - Carlisle Mencap's 50th Anniversary James Bond Ball & Charity Casino. Please call 01228 674393 or email phil.taylor@carlislemencap.co.uk

Carlisle Mencap joins in Unity fun

It was a busy Saturday at the Carlisle Mencap stand during the third annual Unity Festival in the city centre.

Give A Day To The City success

Carlisle College staff and students from Trinity School in Carlisle rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in at the Grace Little Centre as part of the Give A Day To The City initiative.

Top NHS figure joins our campaign

Esther Kirby, Joint Executive Director of Nursing North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust & Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, has signed up for Mencap's Treat Me Well campaign while attending Carlisle Mencap's AGM at the Old Town Hall.

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.