• Come and work with us!

    FANCY a new challenge? A really rewarding job where you can make such a difference to people’s lives, both children and adults? Then Carlisle Mencap would love to hear from you now!

  • Tesco Bags of Help Delight

    Carlisle Mencap is set to benefit from Tesco's famous Bags of Help scheme next month!

  • 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 still need £60,000 to help pay for our transformation of 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. 

The Big Festive Fundraising Quiz

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

A fun test of trivia to help raise funds for Carlisle Mencap will take place on Monday, December 3 - so get your team of four signed up now!

In the Limelight

Date: Sunday, 9 December 2018 - 7:00pm Location: Harraby Community Theatre Carlisle

A fabulous night of live music is being lined up as part of Carlisle Mencap's feast of festive fundraising fun.

Tesco Bags of Help underway

Date: Monday, 3 September 2018 - 11:15am Location: Tesco stores in Carlisle

We're underway at Tesco! Get shopping at the superstore chain's outlets at Rosehill and Victoria Viaduct to give Carlisle Mencap a big boost.

Come and work with us!

FANCY a new challenge? A really rewarding job where you can make such a difference to people’s lives, both children and adults? Then Carlisle Mencap would love to hear from you now!

Free grants for homes

Free grants are available to home owners in Carlisle and district through Homelife Carlisle. There is a wide eligibility criteria and includes private tenants as well as home owners.

Walking initiative

Carlisle Mencap is helping a nationwide campaign to stress the importance to health and wellbeing of getting your walking boots on.

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.