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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.

WE ARE NOW RECRUITING! Carlisle Mencap is looking for compassionate, caring people who want to make a difference to join our SUPPORT WORKERS team. For full details go to VACANCIES on this website, or email careers@carlislemencap.co.uk or call 01228 674393.

MEMBERSHIPS DUE - OR WHY NOT JOIN? Just £1.25 a year. Go to MEMBERSHIP.


Upcoming Events

Preparing For Adulthood Fair online

Mon, 18th October 2021 - Fri, 22nd October 2021
Online

Cumbria SEND Improvement Programme event online, aimed at families of young people with SEND aged 13-25.

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Positive Behavioural Support 3 workshop

Fri, 22nd October 2021 (10.00am - 12.30pm)
Zoom online

Skills for People with Carlisle Mencap running a series of workshops on Positive Behaviour Support.

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Positive Behavioural Support 3 workshop north Cumbria

Fri, 22nd October 2021 (10.00am - 12.30pm)
Zoom online

Skills for People with Carlisle Mencap running a series of workshops on Positive Behaviour Support.

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Ability Counts Cross Fit gym sessions

Sun, 24th October 2021 (4.00pm - 5.00pm)
Denton Holme, Carlisle

Return of the gym sessions between 4pm and 5pm every Sunday at the Border City Fitness Gym

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Happy Hooves - October Playscheme

Mon, 25th October 2021 (11.00am - 4.30pm)
Happy Hooves, Penrith

£15. One of the Carlisle Mencap October Playscheme events

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Rock UK - One of the Carlisle Mencap October Playscheme activities

Tue, 26th October 2021 (9.00am - 4.30pm)
Rock UK, Newcastleton

£20. Zip wire and climbing events. 9am to 4.30pm

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Activities at the Grace Little Centre

Thu, 28th October 2021 (9.30am - 12.30pm)
Grace Little Centre, Carlisle

£5. Part of the Carlisle Mencap October Playscheme

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Grace Little Centre - one of the Carlisle Mencap October Playscheme activities

Fri, 29th October 2021 (1.00pm - 4.00pm)
Grace Little Centre, Carlisle

£5. Events during the afternoon at our Grace Little Centre

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Ability Counts Cross Fit gym sessions

Sun, 31st October 2021 (4.00pm - 5.00pm)
Denton Holme, Carlisle

Return of the gym sessions between 4pm and 5pm every Sunday at the Border City Fitness Gym

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Ability Counts Cross Fit gym sessions

Sun, 7th November 2021 (4.00pm - 5.00pm)
Denton Holme, Carlisle

Return of the gym sessions between 4pm and 5pm every Sunday at the Border City Fitness Gym

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Farmers Market fundraiser

Sat, 13th November 2021 (9.00am - 1.00pm)
Houghton Village Hall

Carlisle Mencap volunteers will be running the refreshments stall at the popular Houghton farmers Market

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Ability Counts Cross Fit gym sessions

Sun, 14th November 2021 (4.00pm - 5.00pm)
Denton Holme, Carlisle

Return of the gym sessions between 4pm and 5pm every Sunday at the Border City Fitness Gym

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Post-Diagnostic Info Session FREE - Autism Family Support Project

Wed, 17th November 2021 (10.00am - 12.00pm)
Online or To be confirmed.

For parents and carers.

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Ability Counts Cross Fit gym sessions

Sun, 21st November 2021 (4.00pm - 5.00pm)
Denton Holme, Carlisle

Return of the gym sessions between 4pm and 5pm every Sunday at the Border City Fitness Gym

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Fundraising Quiz Night!

Wed, 24th November 2021 (7.00pm - 10.00pm)
Harraby Community Campus

Phil's festive fundraising quiz is back - at a new venue!

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Ability Counts Cross Fit gym sessions

Sun, 28th November 2021 (4.00pm - 5.00pm)
Denton Holme, Carlisle

Return of the gym sessions between 4pm and 5pm every Sunday at the Border City Fitness Gym

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Ability Counts Cross Fit gym sessions

Sun, 5th December 2021 (4.00pm - 5.00pm)
Denton Holme, Carlisle

Return of the gym sessions between 4pm and 5pm every Sunday at the Border City Fitness Gym

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Post-Diagnostic Info Session FREE - Autism Family Support Project

Thu, 20th January 2022 (12.00pm)
Online or To be confirmed.

For parents and carers.

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Growing Up and Moving On Workshop. Free - Cumbria Autism Family Support Project

Tue, 25th January 2022 (10.00am - 12.00pm)
Online or To be confirmed.

For parents and carers.

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Thursday, 14th October 2021
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Resource Videos

Keep Safe Online Campaign

Keep Safe Online Campaign "Cyber Crime"

Social media can be great fun and a fantastic way to keep in touch and share things with friends and family but there are a few things you need to remember to keep yourself safe.

Keep Safe Online Campaign

Keep Safe Online Campaign "Fire Safety"

Fire Safety is very important. Fire can kill. There are lots of things you can do to keep safe in your home.

Keep Safe Online Campaign

Keep Safe Online Campaign "Sexual Exploitation"

Sexual exploitation is a type of sexual abuse. When a person is exploited they're given things, like gifts, drugs, money, status and affection, in exchange for performing sexual activities.

Keep Safe Online Campaign

Keep Safe Online Campaign "Mate Crime"

What is a mate crime? When a person is harmed or taken advantage of by someone they thought was their friend.

Keep Safe Online Campaign

Keep Safe Online Campaign "Hate Crime"

What is Hate Crime? Disability Hate Crime is: ‘Any criminal offence that is motivated by hostility or prejudice based upon a person’s disability.

Carlisle Mencap Exercise 1 Warm-up

Carlisle Mencap Exercise 1 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

Carlisle Mencap Exercise in Garden Ideas 2

Carlisle Mencap Exercise in Garden Ideas 2

Exercise Ideas in your own garden

Carlisle Mencap Exercise Limited Mobility

Carlisle Mencap Exercise Limited Mobility

For those with limited mobility

Carlisle Mencap Exercise Outdoor  limited

Carlisle Mencap Exercise Outdoor limited

Exercises limited mobility while outdoors

Carlisle Mencap Exercise Standing Broad Jump

Carlisle Mencap Exercise Standing Broad Jump

Standing Broad Jump Test. This is No 12 video in the series of 16

Carlisle Mencap Exercise More Stretches

Carlisle Mencap Exercise More Stretches

Stretching exercises indoors

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