• Gosling Sike trip

    Carlisle Mencap's Independence Studio members and staff enjoyed a fantastic trip to Cumbria Wildlife Trust's Gosling Sike nature reserve and organic working farm.

  • Volunteers are vital

    AS National Volunteers' Week approaches, we look at the importance of volunteers to charities like Carlisle Mencap. Read all about it at www.carlislemencaptivate.com

  • New date for quiz

    NEW date fixed - the Carlisle Mencap fundraising quiz at the Cumbrian Cheesecake Company cafe will now take place on FRIDAY, JUNE 14 at 7.30pm.

  • Delicious food at Doves

    OUR Doves Cafe in Chapel Street, Carlisle, serves delicious home-made food plus teas, coffees and soft drinks from 10am to 3pm every Tuesday and Wednesday!

  • Annual General Meeting May 23

    Date: 13th May Location: Old Town Hall, Carlisle

    IMPORTANT - The annual general meeting of Carlisle Mencap takes place on Thursday, May 23, at 7pm at the Old Town Hall Assembly Rooms in Carlisle city centre.

  • Hendrix tribute tickets on sale now

    Date: 27th March Location: The Brickyard, Fisher Street, Carlisle

    Carlisle Mencap are thrilled that Europe's top Jimi Hendrix tribute band - Are You Experienced? - will be playing a special fundraising gig for the charity on Saturday, June 15 - part of our bumper fundraising weekend!

  • Bungee jumps for fun and fundraising

    Date: 21st March Location: Creighton Rugby Club

    PEOPLE of all ages are coming forward to take part in our spectacular sponsored bungee jumps event in June - so why not take the plunge and join them?

  • Grateful for their help and support

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

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. 

Doves Cafe this week

Date: Tuesday, 21 May 2019 - 10:00am Location: Doves Cafe, Chapel Street, Carlisle

DOVES Cafe will be closing an hour earlier today - Tuesday May 21 - at 2pm rather than 3pm with last food orders at 1.15pm.

Annual General Meeting May 23

Date: Thursday, 23 May 2019 - 7:00pm Location: Old Town Hall, Carlisle

IMPORTANT - The annual general meeting of Carlisle Mencap takes place on Thursday, May 23, at 7pm at the Old Town Hall Assembly Rooms in Carlisle city centre.

May Half-Term fun!

Date: Tuesday, 28 May 2019 - 10:00am Location: Across Cumbria

CARLISLE Mencap has got some great trips and activities lined up for youngsters this May Half-term - so make sure you book now!

Gosling Sike trip

Carlisle Mencap's Independence Studio members and staff enjoyed a fantastic trip to Cumbria Wildlife Trust's Gosling Sike nature reserve and organic working farm.

Summer Playscheme 2019

CARLISLE Mencap Summer Playscheme 2019 has got some fantastic trips and events lined up this July and August!

Volunteers are vital

AS National Volunteers' Week approaches, we look at the importance of volunteers to charities like Carlisle Mencap. Read all about it at www.carlislemencaptivate.com

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.