Major health and wellbeing initiative

Carlisle Mencap is among those involved in a major new initiative to provide more out-of-hospital care and to help people to take control of their health and wellbeing. At a meeting held at Rheged, near Penrith, on Tuesday June 5, NHS experts, charities, voluntary organisations and councillors were among those told about the roles of Intergrated Care Communities - ICCs - of which there will be eight in Cumbria, and which will see health and social care professionals, GPs, third sector groups and charities like Carlisle Mencap, and the community work as one team. This includes mental health teams to ensure mental and physical health are not treated in isolation. Co-ordinations hubs will be come 'the heartbeat of ICCs' as the initiative aims to look after people in a more responsive way and assess what support is needed to help people remain in their own homes. Mental Health issues will be tackled and focused upon in 'Phase Two' of this scheme. ICCs aim to 'encourage and support individual third sector organisations and represent the third sector at a strategic level, and ensure co-production becomes a reality to deliver key services'. @CumbriaCVS @nhscumbriaccg


Upcoming Events

Saturday gym sessions

Date: 16th February Location: Border City CrossFit Lorne Street Carlisle

SATURDAY taster sessions will take place every weekend until the end of March at Border City Crossfit gym. Open to all Carlisle Mencap service users. Click on here for more details!

Walk For Autism Awareness

Date: 13th April Location: Talkin Tarn, Brampton

APRIL is Autism Awareness Month and there will be a special event to mark it at Talkin Tarn Country Park near Brampton.

Bungee jumps and skydives!

Date: 16th June Location: Creighton Rugby Club, Flookburgh Airfield

FANCY being a daredevil this summer? Well why not do a sponsored bungee jump or skydive and help raise vital funds for Carlisle Mencap. Read all about it here and in detail at the latest Carlisle Mencaptivate blog at

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