Get Involved

We believe everyone with a learning disability has an equal right to choice, opportunity and respect, with the support they need.

We are always looking for volunteers to help us in all of our services and we often have vacancies for support workers.

We have oppertunities to volunteer from a few hours a week to once a month or a couple of times a year and provide training to anyone who wants to volunteer. We have 2 charity shops which are open Monday-Saturday, trips with the children, days out with Carlisle Active and holidays for adults with learning disabilities. We also need mini-bus drivers throughout the year for various occasions.

If you are interested in being a support worker please see the recruitment seciton and request an application form- no previous experience is necessary.

Current Vacancies

At the moment we are looking for • Support workers - part time and full time & relief

Our Shop

We have a charity shop in the Botchergate. We sell all kinds of quality used goods and are happy to receive donations.

Volunteering

If you have some spare time, every week, every month or even just a few times a year get in touch we have lots of different opportunities available.

Recruitment

If you are interested in working with people with a learning disability and supporting them in their own homes or in the community to access activities then read more about recruitment here.

Upcoming events

Check out our upcoming events for families, clients and fundraising and get involved!

Latest News

News and events including real life stories.

Upcoming Events

Doves Cafe this week

Date: 21st May 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: 23rd 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.

May Half-Term fun!

Date: 28th May 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!