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Welcome to Carlisle Mencap

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

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COVID 19. Dear Members and Friends: Thank you for your support in this difficult time. We hope you are all safe and well. Carlisle Mencap is still very much operating although there have been some changes to what we are doing. We have a limited team of staff in our main office between 9am and 4pm with several staff members working from home. Our office number is 01228 674393 and our email is enquiries@carlislemencap.co.uk  and we will constantly monitor this. We continue to operate our website, Facebook page and Twitter account each week so you can check on these sites for any updates, events, activities, workshop and training dates etc. PLEASE SEE NEWS STORY ITEM - 'COVID 19 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION' - FOR DETAILS OF WHICH SERVICES & ACTIVITIES ARE RUNNING AND WHICH ARE NOT.  Thank you!


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Tuesday, 24th November 2020
From now until October 23, 2021, if you shop at the Co-op you can provide a really big boost to Carlisle Mencap funds! ... read more
Thursday, 19th November 2020
YOU can now watch our Keep Fit videos which have been released to keep people healthy in mind and body during the Covid-19 lockdown period. ... read more

Resource Videos

Carlisle Mencap Exercise Warm-up

Carlisle Mencap Exercise Warm-up

One of the Carlisle Mencap Exercise Videos produced in conjunction with filmmaker John Slemensek and funded thanks to a grant by Active Cumbria.

Carlisle Mencap Exercise Seated Warm-up

Carlisle Mencap Exercise Seated Warm-up

One of the Carlisle Mencap Exercise Videos produced in conjunction with filmmaker John Slemensek and funded thanks to a grant by Active Cumbria.

Carlisle Mencap Exercise Going For A Walk

Carlisle Mencap Exercise Going For A Walk

One of the Carlisle Mencap Exercise Videos produced in conjunction with filmmaker John Slemensek and funded thanks to a grant by Active Cumbria.

Carlisle Mencap Exercise - Gardening exercises

Carlisle Mencap Exercise - Gardening exercises

One of the Carlisle Mencap Exercise Videos produced in conjunction with filmmaker John Slemensek and funded thanks to a grant by Active Cumbria.

Think First, It's Real

Think First, It's Real

Latest film from our award-winning Independence Studio - backed by a grant from Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner - aimed at showing vulnerable people and those with learning disabilities how to stay safe when using online platforms including Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.

Carlisle Mencap Exercise Video - Tabata

Carlisle Mencap Exercise Video - Tabata

One of the Carlisle Mencap Exercise Videos produced in conjunction with filmmaker John Slemensek and funded thanks to a grant by Active Cumbria.

Carlisle Mencap Exercise Video Functional Fitness

Carlisle Mencap Exercise Video Functional Fitness

One of the Carlisle Mencap Exercise Videos produced in conjunction with filmmaker John Slemensek and funded thanks to a grant by Active Cumbria.

Carlisle Mencap Exercise - Seated Exercise

Carlisle Mencap Exercise - Seated Exercise

One of the Carlisle Mencap Exercise Videos produced in conjunction with filmmaker John Slemensek and funded thanks to a grant by Active Cumbria.

Carlisle Mencap Exercise - Circuit Routine

Carlisle Mencap Exercise - Circuit Routine

One of the Carlisle Mencap Exercise Videos produced in conjunction with filmmaker John Slemensek and funded thanks to a grant by Active Cumbria.

Carlisle Mencap Exercise - Stretches

Carlisle Mencap Exercise - Stretches

One of the Carlisle Mencap Exercise Videos produced in conjunction with filmmaker John Slemensek and funded thanks to a grant by Active Cumbria.

Carlisle Mencap Exercise Video - Varied Routine

Carlisle Mencap Exercise Video - Varied Routine

One of the Carlisle Mencap Exercise Videos produced in conjunction with filmmaker John Slemensek and funded thanks to a grant by Active Cumbria.

Carlisle Mencap Exercise Functional Fitness 2

Carlisle Mencap Exercise Functional Fitness 2

One of the Carlisle Mencap Exercise Videos produced in conjunction with filmmaker John Slemensek and funded thanks to a grant by Active Cumbria.

Is It OK? Sexual Exploitation, What it is and what to do about it

Is It OK? Sexual Exploitation, What it is and what to do about it

A disproportionate number of people with learning disabilities are sexually exploited and do not report it. Is It OK? is a direct response to this.

Mencap Voting 2015

Mencap Voting 2015

This is our film 'Hear My Voice' about voting. It has been made by a group of people who have learning disabilities at The Independence Studio, Carlisle Mencap.

Take control, what to do about hate crime

Take control, what to do about hate crime

A video created by artists from Carlisle Mencaps independence studio on how to tackle hate crime

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Carlisle Mencap Limited
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Hart Street Children's Centre
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Huntley Avenue Children's Centre
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Outstanding