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

Pudsey party time!

Date: 16th November Location: Brampton Road Campus University of Cumbria

PUDSEY'S coming to Carlisle this Friday - and Carlisle Mencap staff and service users will be there to greet him!

Christmas Fair treats

Date: 12th December Location: Doves Cafe/Church of Scotland Hall

THERE will be lots of tables and stands featuring a host of festive treats and gift ideas at our Christmas Fair on Wednesday, December 12.

Limelight Live concert

Date: 9th December Location: Harraby Community Theatre, Edgehill Road

THE Limelight Live 2018 concert at Harraby Community Theatre in Carlisle promises to be a fantastic night's entertainment in aid of Carlisle Mencap. And some tickets are still available.

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