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

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Latest News

News and events from Carlisle Mencap including real life stories.

Smart new look in garden

The fence in the garden at Carlisle Mencap's Huntley Avenue centre in Penrith has been given a smart new look thanks to volunteers.

Early Help Process Feedback Survey

As part of Cumbria County Council's Local Safeguarding Children Board's Ofsted Improvement Plan following inspection the board is looking to increase the level of communication with families about the Early Help process.

Feeding the pipers!

Carlisle Mencap's Doves Cafe staff were kept busy making cakes and scones to feed some special guests to the city - The Pipes and Drums of Canada, made up of 50 musicians.

Donations delight

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!

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.

The Mayor of Carlisle Jessica Riddle visited the stand Good day at the Gala

Thanks to Upperby and Currock Carlisle city councillors, Carlisle Mencap was able to use their stand at the popular Upperby Gala on a gloriously sunny Bank Holiday Monday at Hammond's Pond.


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