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. 

family fund

Date: Wednesday, 2 May 2018 - 10:30pm Location: People First Conference Centre Milbourne Street.

A Family Fund information day takes place at the People First conference Centre on 2nd May.

60s disco

Date: Friday, 20 April 2018 - 7:30pm Location: Morton Manor

We are having a 60's disco to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Everyone welcome.

Take Control

Date: Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 1:00pm Location: Tullie House Carlisle

You are invited to come along and support our members to launch their film on hate crime and get involved in an important conference,

Children's activities for Easter

We have a good range of activities for Easter

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

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.