We provide support to adults with learning disabilities in the local community in a number of ways, we provide outreach support in the community or people's homes, short breaks at California House, days out and activities with Carlilse Active, holidays and supported living services. We have a highly trained and experienced staff team who work across all of our services and provide person centred support to individuals. 


The Independence Studio

The Independence Studio is an art and animation studio that is ran by Carlisle Mencap. Very talented adults with a learning disability create short animated films on important topics to help educate others in a way that is accessible to everyone.


Each year we provide 3 holidays for adults with learning disabilities so they can enjoy a holiday away with friends. These are staffed by volunteers and organised by Angela Beale one of our team leaders.

Carlisle Active Activities

Carlisle Active are a group of adults with learning disabilities who meet once a month supported by volunteers to enjoy activities such as walking and day trips out as well as a holiday once a year.

Supported Living

Carlisle Mencap currently provide support for 4 young women to live in their own tenancies in Carlisle. They have 24 hour support and their families are closely involved with the services.

Community support

Carlisle Mencap provide outreach support in the community for Adults with learning disabilities to do a variety of different activities and support them to be as independent as possible.

Short Breaks at California House

California House is short break respite home for adults with learning disabilities. The people who stay in the house are referred to as guests and are treated as such.

Upcoming Events

Take Control

Date: 20th March Location: Tullie House Carlisle

You are invited to come along and support our members to launch their film on hate crime and get involved in an important conference,

Bag pack to raise money for California House

Date: 17th December Location: Morrisons, Kingstown Road, Carlisle

Please come along and help raise money for California House

Support Peter

Date: 1st October Location: Carlisle

Peter is running in his uniform to help us.