• Fundraising events frenzy!

    We've got some fantastic fundraising events coming up as Carlisle Mencap's 50th anniversary year reaches an exciting finale!

  • Raffle tickets on sale

    TICKETS for the Carlisle Mencap Festive Raffle have now gone on sale. £1 a ticket, £5 a book. This is going to be a major fundraiser in our 50th anniversary year.

  • Recruiting now

    Fancy a new challenge that will make a big difference to people's lives? Carlisle Mencap needs full and part-time support workers in Carlisle and Ulverston. Apply NOW!

  • Limelight tickets on sale

    Date: 24th September Location: Harraby Community Theatre Carlisle

    TICKETS - costing just £7 each - are now on sale for Limelight Live 2018, the fantastic 11-act concert in aid of Carlisle Mencap and taking place this December.

  • Transforming California House

    We still need £60,000 to help pay for our transformation of California House.

Carlisle Mencap provides life long person centred support for people with learning disabilities and their families in North Cumbria.

We are a local charity set up in 1968 we have over 150 members and provide services for over 300 people with learning disabilities and their families. Our services include short breaks for adults at California House and for Children at the Grace Little Centre, children’s home based respite, community support, young people’s clubs and holidays, family support workers for young people with autism, holidays, leisure activities and befriending. 

Big Tea Party fundraiser!

Date: Wednesday, 7 November 2018 - 1:00pm Location: Grace Little Centre

TO celebrate the the sixth anniversary of the opening of Carlisle Mencap's Grace Little Centre for children, the facility will be the venue for a Big Tea Party fundraising event.

Treat Me Well campaign

Date: Monday, 15 October 2018 - 10:00am Location: Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle

CARLISLE Mencap will be playing a big part in the nationwide Treat Me Well campaign next week.

Sponsored walk at Watchtree

Date: Sunday, 4 November 2018 - 9:00am Location: Watchtree Nature Reserve, Wiggonby

FOUR Carlisle Mencap staff will be stepping out at Watchtree Nature Reserve at Wiggonby on Sunday November 4 for a sponsored walk to mark two anniversaries.

Treat Me Well campaign

CARLISLE Mencap will be in the atrium at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, on Monday and Wednesday next week - October 17 & 17 - to highlight Mencap's Treat Me Well campaign.

California House work almost complete

THE major refurbishment work and extension at California House adult centre in north Carlisle is almost complete.

Christmas creativity

OUR service users at the Independence Studio at the Grace Little Centre are already getting very creative in time for Christmas!

Help us support people like Sam and Caroline Read the story

Two best friends living together with support from Carlisle Mencap to be independent in their own home.