• 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!

  • Hear My Voice - election film relaunch

    THE General Election takes place on December 12 - and Carlisle Mencap is relaunching its film Hear My Voice which explains the voting process to people with learning disabilities and others including first-time voters. Click headline to see more.

  • Sponsored walk success!

    WELL done to our staff members Sheila, Rachael and Morag who walked the equivalent of 21 miles around Talkin Tarn near Brampton to raise vital funds for Carlisle Mencap.

  • Thank you Tesco customers!

    OUR service users at the Grace Little Centre are in for a real treat thanks to the kindness of customers at Tesco who helped us to win the Bags of Help cash - and we have now bought lots of fantastic equipment!

  • 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!

  • Carlisle Active events!

    Date: 25th September Location: Across Cumbria

    OUR Carlisle Active group have a busy time ahead - trips to Silloth and the Beamish Museum, pantomime fun and a Christmas party! Click on headline for full details!

  • 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. 

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!

Golf Club's support

Date: Saturday, 23 November 2019 - 10:00am Location: Carlisle Golf Club, Aglionby

CARLISLE Golf Club is the venue for a Christmas Fayre and Local Charity Day on Saturday, November 23 and we are thrilled that the charity chosen is Carlisle Mencap! Click on the headline for more details.

Christmas Party in Glasgow!

Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019 - 4:00pm Location: Grand Old Opry, Glasgow

COME and join our group planning to go to the Dates-n-Mates Christmas Party in Glasgow on Wednesday, December 4. Click on the headline for all the details!

Hear My Voice - election film relaunch

THE General Election takes place on December 12 - and Carlisle Mencap is relaunching its film Hear My Voice which explains the voting process to people with learning disabilities and others including first-time voters. Click headline to see more.

Sponsored walk success!

WELL done to our staff members Sheila, Rachael and Morag who walked the equivalent of 21 miles around Talkin Tarn near Brampton to raise vital funds for Carlisle Mencap.

Thank you Tesco customers!

OUR service users at the Grace Little Centre are in for a real treat thanks to the kindness of customers at Tesco who helped us to win the Bags of Help cash - and we have now bought lots of fantastic equipment!

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.