• Merry Christmas to you all!

    A very 'Maisie' Christmas! Carlisle Mencap admin staff member Maisie Ramsbottom by the tree she decorated in our main office. From all of us here at Carlisle Mencap, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!

  • Raffle tickets on sale

    RAFFLE tickets are now on sale to raise funds for Carlisle Mencap. To find out more click on the headline!

  • Activity Breaks funded by BBC Children In Need

    Date: 27th November Location: Cumbria & Scottish Borders

    WE'VE got some great Activity Breaks lined up for next year - fully funded by BBC Children In Need! Click on headline for more details.

  • Carlisle Mencap rated GOOD!

    CARLISLE Mencap has been rated GOOD by the Care Quality Commission following its latest inspections of the charity in September and last month. Click on above headline for more details!

  • Christmas Playscheme

    Date: 13th November Location: Across Cumbria

    PIZZA parties and puppets - there is a lot to do on the Carlisle Mencap Christmas Playscheme. Click on the headline for more details!

  • Fabulous Festive Quiz!

    Date: 17th October Location: Old Fire Station, Peter Street, Carlisle

    RETURNING by popular demand! The Big Festive Quiz is back at the Old Fire Station this December. Click on the headline to find out more!

  • Children's Services Short Breaks

    Date: 9th September Location: Grace Little Centre

    SHORT Break Sundays and Activity Days organised by Carlisle Mencap's Children's Services from October 2019 to February 2020. Click on the headline to find out more!

  • Grateful for their help and support

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

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 more than 500 people with learning disabilities and their families across Cumbria. Our services include short breaks for adults at California House and for children at the Grace Little Centre, Carlisle, Huntley Avenue, Penrith, and Hart Street, Ulverston, 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. 

Activity Breaks funded by BBC Children In Need

Date: Friday, 17 January 2020 - 10:00am Location: Cumbria & Scottish Borders

WE'VE got some great Activity Breaks lined up for next year - fully funded by BBC Children In Need! Click on headline for more details.

Christmas Playscheme

Date: Monday, 23 December 2019 - 9:00am Location: Across Cumbria

PIZZA parties and puppets - there is a lot to do on the Carlisle Mencap Christmas Playscheme. Click on the headline for more details!

Fabulous Festive Quiz!

Date: Thursday, 12 December 2019 - 7:00pm Location: Old Fire Station, Peter Street, Carlisle

RETURNING by popular demand! The Big Festive Quiz is back at the Old Fire Station this December. Click on the headline to find out more!

Merry Christmas to you all!

A very 'Maisie' Christmas! Carlisle Mencap admin staff member Maisie Ramsbottom by the tree she decorated in our main office. From all of us here at Carlisle Mencap, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!

Raffle tickets on sale

RAFFLE tickets are now on sale to raise funds for Carlisle Mencap. To find out more click on the headline!

We are Disability Confident Committed!

CARLISLE Mencap is proud to have been awarded a certificate to show that we are a Disability Confident Committed Employer. Click on the headline to find out more.

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.