• Early Positive Approaches to Support

    NEW EPAtS programmes - Early Positive Approaches to Support - launching in Kendal and Barrow. So if you're a family caregiver for a child aged a few months to five years who has a learning disability, global development delay or autism, then read on!

  • Mate Crime film launched

    CARLISLE Mencap's Independence Studio has launched its new film. Called Tell Someone, it highlights the dangers of mate crime. See it now on Youtube at https://youtu.be/D1VnZqvxBrA

  • Toys and equipment boost

    CARLISLE Mencap are thrilled to have received a very welcome boost of £500 worth of sporting equipment and toys from Active Cumbria.

  • Exciting opportunities with Carlisle Mencap

    ARE you compassionate and enthusiastic? Do you want a new rewarding challenge helping others? Then Carlisle Mencap would love to hear from you!

  • Grateful for their support

    CARLISLE Mencap would like to thank these groups, trusts and companies for their valuable financial support.

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. 

Saturday gym sessions

Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019 - 1:30pm Location: Border City CrossFit Lorne Street Carlisle

SATURDAY taster sessions will take place every weekend until the end of March at Border City Crossfit gym. Open to all Carlisle Mencap service users. Click on here for more details!

Walk For Autism Awareness

Date: Saturday, 13 April 2019 - 12:00pm Location: Talkin Tarn, Brampton

APRIL is Autism Awareness Month and there will be a special event to mark it at Talkin Tarn Country Park near Brampton.

Bungee jumps and skydives!

Date: Sunday, 16 June 2019 - 2:00pm Location: Creighton Rugby Club, Flookburgh Airfield

FANCY being a daredevil this summer? Well why not do a sponsored bungee jump or skydive and help raise vital funds for Carlisle Mencap. Read all about it here and in detail at the latest Carlisle Mencaptivate blog at www.carlislemencaptivate.com

Early Positive Approaches to Support

NEW EPAtS programmes - Early Positive Approaches to Support - launching in Kendal and Barrow. So if you're a family caregiver for a child aged a few months to five years who has a learning disability, global development delay or autism, then read on!

Mate Crime film launched

CARLISLE Mencap's Independence Studio has launched its new film. Called Tell Someone, it highlights the dangers of mate crime. See it now on Youtube at https://youtu.be/D1VnZqvxBrA

Toys and equipment boost

CARLISLE Mencap are thrilled to have received a very welcome boost of £500 worth of sporting equipment and toys from Active Cumbria.

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.