• 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. 

It's time for tea!

Date: Monday, 18 June 2018 - 1:30pm Location: Doves Cafe, Chapel Street, Carlisle

Our Doves Café in Chapel Street hosts a big fundraising tea party on Monday June 18 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Admission will be £3.50 with all monies going to Carlisle Mencap.

Special ceremony marks the big day

Date: Sunday, 17 June 2018 - 11:00am Location: Grace Little Centre

Carlisle Mencap chair Christine Bowditch will be at the Grace Little Centre for a special unveiling at 11am on Sunday, June 17.

Learning Disability Week - June 18-24

Date: Monday, 18 June 2018 - 9:00am Location: Cumbria/Nationwide

We want to use Learning Disability Week 2018 to spread the word about the problems people with a learning disability can face in getting good healthcare in hospital, and how we can change this.

Anniversary bench unveiled

Carlisle Mencap marked the day 50 years ago that the charity was founded by unveiling a commemorative bench at The Grace Little Centre,

Tackling hate crime

As Learning Disabilities Week 2018 approaches, we thought it would be timely if we highlighted again these two excellent, poignant films about tackling hate crime.

Major health and wellbeing initiative

Carlisle Mencap was among the third sector groups at an important meeting organised by Cumbria CVS' Cumbria Action for Health team about Integrated Care Communities (ICCs) in North Cumbria.

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.