• February Half-Term fun!

    Date: 13th January Location: Kendal and Carlisle

    JOIN in the fun next month with our February Half-Term Playscheme activities! Click on the headline to find out more!

  • Support Dan our marathon man!

    CARLISLE Mencap team leader Dan Campbell will be running the London Marathon in April to raise money for our charity. Click on the headline to find out how you can help by sponsoring him!

  • New members and volunteers wanted!

    WANT to make a big difference for just £1.25 a year? Or make a big difference too by just giving up a bit of your time to help others? Then we want to hear from you! Click above for more details.

  • Carlisle Active's weekend away

    Carlisle Active is organising a weekend away full of activities at the Calvert Trust Centre in the Lake District. Click on here for more details!

  • Conferences for parents/carers

    Date: 16th December Location: Carlisle, Whitehaven, Kendal, Barrow

    Cumbria SEND Improvement Programme is hosting four FREE mini-conferences in January for parents/carers. Click on headline to find out more.

  • 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 2020 - fully funded by BBC Children In Need! Click on headline for more details.

  • Join the Co-op and help Carlisle Mencap!

    HELP Carlisle Mencap by joining the Co-op - 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. 

February Half-Term fun!

Date: Tuesday, 18 February 2020 - 9:30am Location: Kendal and Carlisle

JOIN in the fun next month with our February Half-Term Playscheme activities! Click on the headline to find out more!

Conferences for parents/carers

Date: Friday, 17 January 2020 - 10:30am Location: Carlisle, Whitehaven, Kendal, Barrow

Cumbria SEND Improvement Programme is hosting four FREE mini-conferences in January for parents/carers. Click on headline to find out more.

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 2020 - fully funded by BBC Children In Need! Click on headline for more details.

Support Dan our marathon man!

CARLISLE Mencap team leader Dan Campbell will be running the London Marathon in April to raise money for our charity. Click on the headline to find out how you can help by sponsoring him!

New members and volunteers wanted!

WANT to make a big difference for just £1.25 a year? Or make a big difference too by just giving up a bit of your time to help others? Then we want to hear from you! Click above for more details.

Carlisle Active's weekend away

Carlisle Active is organising a weekend away full of activities at the Calvert Trust Centre in the Lake District. Click on here for more details!

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.