• September Spectacular tickets!

    Carlisle Mencap is hosting a fundraising September Spectacular Ball featuring live music and fine dining at the superb Garden At Eden venue on Saturday September 8 - and tickets are now just £45 each!

  • Interactive artwork impresses

    Our Heritage Lottery-funded Interactive Map is really taking shape now - come and see it at the Summer Family Fun event and share your memories, photos and stories as we celebrate 50 years of Carlisle Mencap!

  • Family fun event this Sunday!

    Date: 6th August Location: Harraby Community Campus

    This Sunday - August 19 - sees our Summer Family Fun event at Harraby Community Campus - and we want you to be there!

  • 2018 is our 50th anniversary

    In 1968 parents of children with learning disability started Carlisle MENCAP. We are planning lots of things you can join in with. We have a special logo for the year as well a # #CM@50 so you can follow us on twitter.

  • Transforming California House

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

  • Support Worker vacancies available now.

    Support worker vacancies available now.

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. 

We're having a ball!

Date: Saturday, 8 September 2018 - 7:00pm Location: The Garden At Eden

Carlisle Mencap is staging a fundraising September Spectacular Ball on Saturday, September 8 at the fabulous venue The Garden At Eden - a fantastic night of dining and entertainment promises to be excellent value at just £45. See Latest News story.

Interactive Map taking shape

Date: Sunday, 19 August 2018 - 1:00pm Location: Harraby Community Campus

Our Interactive Map - Carlisle Mencap's Heritage Lottery-funded artwork which invites the local community to take part - will be taking pride of place this coming Sunday at the Summer Family Fun event at Harraby Community Campus.

Family fun event this Sunday!

Date: Sunday, 19 August 2018 - 1:00pm Location: Harraby Community Campus

This Sunday - August 19 - sees our Summer Family Fun event at Harraby Community Campus - and we want you to be there!

September Spectacular tickets!

Carlisle Mencap is hosting a fundraising September Spectacular Ball featuring live music and fine dining at the superb Garden At Eden venue on Saturday September 8 - and tickets are now just £45 each!

Interactive artwork impresses

Our Heritage Lottery-funded Interactive Map is really taking shape now - come and see it at the Summer Family Fun event and share your memories, photos and stories as we celebrate 50 years of Carlisle Mencap!

Donations delight

Many thanks to two recent fundraising efforts that have been gratefully received here at Carlisle Mencap.

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.