Transforming California House

 California House is our adult centre in north carlisle. The work on the extension is £164,675 plus VAT of £38,700 (!) - so the total cost is £203,375 and we still need to raise £60,000 of this. The extension and overhaul needed for several reasons: Bathroom is in urgent need of repair and overhaul. In fact, the cost of the new bathroom – including installation and equipment – is £25,036 alone!
Clients are living longer, with more complex needs. So the expansion is vitally needed. Complex behaviours means need more space – for instance new sensory room, two sittings rooms etc. Premature babies living longer so need use of our children’s services AND our adult services – hence why we need to be able to look after more adults and therefore the urgent need to expand California House. Examples of specific vital items and their costs include: Therapeutic baths = £15,000; Automated Specialist shower seat = £3,000; Specially adapted oven for kitchen = £1,500. So any cash help, large or small, is gratefully received. Contact Carlisle Mencap on 01228 674393 or email


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.

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