Adults

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.

Holidays

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

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.