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

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.

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