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.

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

The Big Festive Fundraising Quiz

Date: 3rd December Location: Old Fire Station, Peter Street, Carlisle

A fun test of trivia to help raise funds for Carlisle Mencap will take place on Monday, December 3 - so get your team of four signed up now!

In the Limelight

Date: 9th December Location: Harraby Community Theatre Carlisle

A fabulous night of live music is being lined up as part of Carlisle Mencap's feast of festive fundraising fun.

Tesco Bags of Help underway

Date: 3rd September Location: Tesco stores in Carlisle

We're underway at Tesco! Get shopping at the superstore chain's outlets at Rosehill and Victoria Viaduct to give Carlisle Mencap a big boost.