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

Bungee jumps for fun and fundraising

Date: 16th June 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?

Landmark exhibition launched

Date: 21st March Location: Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle

THE exhibition '50 Years Of Carlisle Mencap - Our Lives Now And Then' is running at the Community Gallery at Tullie House Museum in Carlisle until Thursday April 11 following a very successful launch ceremony.

Truck Run boost

Date: 6th April Location: Gilwilly Industrial Estate, Penrith

TRUCK drivers from across Cumbria are hitting the road next month to raise vital funds for Carlisle Mencap's Cumbria Autism Family Project.