News and events from Carlisle Mencap including real life stories.
Sam's nomination delight
ONE of our support workers, Sam Fletcher, was nominated for the prestigious Inspirational Worker of the Year award at the Cumbria Children In Care Council Awards 2018 – the first time a Carlisle Mencap worker has ever been nominated for such an award
BBC Children In Need
CARLISLE Mencap staff, support workers and service users played their part on a fantastic night of fundraising and entertainment at the Brampton Road University of Cumbria campus for BBC Children in Need.
Fantastic EPAtS feedback
CARLISLE Mencap staff are delighted with the feedback they've received following the EPAtS programmes that have been held in Carlisle, Workington and Penrith.
Disability Information Updates
Carlisle Mencap was at the latest Disability Information Day at the Lakes College, Lillyhall. The following information will be of interest to parents and carers of children and adults with learning disabilities.
Autism Project workshops
THE Autism Family Support Project has set up a variety of Workshop and Information Sessions in west Cumbria for later this year and into next year.
Independence Studio films tackle crime
Don't miss Carlisle Mencap's Independence Studio's films on sexual exploitation - Is It OK? - and hate crime. Follow these Youtube links and watch them now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORqz5c1My0k&t=35s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5MZj2whg
Grateful for their support
CARLISLE Mencap would like to thank these groups, trusts and companies for their valuable financial support.
Sponsored walk success
FOUR members of Carlisle Mencap - well supported by service users and support walkers - have raised lots of money for the charity after completing the '20 Miles For Carlisle Mencap' sponsored walk.
Trivial treat for Christmas - quiz!
GET your thinking Santa caps on for Carlisle Mencap's Big Festive Fun Quiz on Monday, December 3 - it promises to be a trivial treat in the run-up to Christmas!
Meet 'Meatloaf' - Tickets on sale
MATT Shaw will be one of the 11 acts taking centre stage at Limelight Live 2018 which promises to be a fantastic night of fundraising entertainment at the Harraby Community Theatre.
OUR service users at the Independence Studio at the Grace Little Centre are already getting very creative in time for Christmas!
A new blog called Carlisle Mencaptivate has been launched at http://www.carlislemencaptivate.com/