News and events from Carlisle Mencap including real life stories.
Hundreds of pounds raised at fun event
The Blue Flames and Cheeky Charlie were just two of the attractions which entertained those who went to Carlisle Mencap's Summer Family Fun event at Harraby Community Campus on Sunday, August 19.
September Spectacular tickets!
Carlisle Mencap is hosting a fundraising September Spectacular Ball featuring live music and fine dining at the superb Garden At Eden venue on Saturday September 8 - and tickets are now just £45 each!
Interactive artwork impresses
Our Heritage Lottery-funded Interactive Map is really taking shape now - come and see it at the Summer Family Fun event and share your memories, photos and stories as we celebrate 50 years of Carlisle Mencap!
Many thanks to two recent fundraising efforts that have been gratefully received here at Carlisle Mencap.
Chair's letter to the press
Carlisle Mencap chair Christine Bowditch had a lead letter printed in the News & Star welcoming the recent spotlight on autism.
Carlisle Mencap's role in UK awards
CARLISLE Mencap is delighted to have been chosen as an award partner for a national event that aims to reward those who stand up to hate crimes across the UK.
Looking cool in the gym!
Our keep fit enthusiasts are going through a purple patch at the Border City Crossfit gym thanks to some smart new gear!
Media focus on EPAtS success
Carlisle Mencap has been at the forefront of a pioneering scheme called EPAtS - and it has attracted a lot of interest in the media!
Top NHS figure joins our campaign
Esther Kirby, Joint Executive Director of Nursing North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust & Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, has signed up for Mencap's Treat Me Well campaign while attending Carlisle Mencap's AGM at the Old Town Hall.
Anniversary bench unveiled
Carlisle Mencap marked the day 50 years ago that the charity was founded by unveiling a commemorative bench at The Grace Little Centre,
Tackling hate crime
To mark Learning Disabilities Week 2018, we thought it would be timely if we highlighted again these two excellent, poignant films about tackling hate crime.
Major health and wellbeing initiative
Carlisle Mencap was among the third sector groups at an important meeting organised by Cumbria CVS' Cumbria Action for Health team about Integrated Care Communities (ICCs) in North Cumbria.