Parents and Carers

We believe in providing person centred support to people with learning disabiliites and their families and we have some services which are made to help families in particular. We have support workers available to help with issues around diagnosis of Autism and learning about an autistic child through one to one work and workshops, a rights and advice worker who has many years of experience working with people with learning disabilities and can offer one to one advice around many issues for example housing, benefits or educaiton. We have also put together a few useful links which might help families.

Resources

The Independence Studio has made some information films tackling issues like hate crime and sexual exploitation.

Cumbria Autism Family Support Project

The Cumbria Autism Family Support Project provide advice and support to families with Autistic children aged up to 18 throughout the county.

Helpful links

One of the ways we help families with to provide information and useful contact numbers or websites.

Rights and advice

A joint project between Carlisle and Eden Mencap to provide advice and information about everyday matters.

Upcoming Events

Doves Cafe this week

Date: 21st May Location: Doves Cafe, Chapel Street, Carlisle

DOVES Cafe will be closing an hour earlier today - Tuesday May 21 - at 2pm rather than 3pm with last food orders at 1.15pm.

Annual General Meeting May 23

Date: 23rd May Location: Old Town Hall, Carlisle

IMPORTANT - The annual general meeting of Carlisle Mencap takes place on Thursday, May 23, at 7pm at the Old Town Hall Assembly Rooms in Carlisle city centre.

May Half-Term fun!

Date: 28th May Location: Across Cumbria

CARLISLE Mencap has got some great trips and activities lined up for youngsters this May Half-term - so make sure you book now!