• Challenging Behaviour Workshops

    Date: 15th August Location: Grace Little Centre CA6 4BZ

    CARLISLE Mencap's Grace Little Centre will be the venue for three Challenging Behaviour Workshops in September and October, organised by The Challenging Behaviour Foundation. They are FREE. Click on headline for full details.

  • Target Wrestling boost

    AN action-packed entertaining night of wrestling has helped raise money for Carlisle Mencap!

  • Barbecue fundraiser!

    Date: 5th August Location: Grace Little Centre, Carlisle

    COME and join us for our Sizzling Summer Barbecue at the Grace Little Centre in north Carlisle on Saturday, August 17!

  • Sunday workers wanted

    WANT to earn some extra money and have fun as well? We are on the lookout for people to help out with our Active Sundays! Click on 'Sunday Workers Wanted' for further details.

  • Our Community Heroes!

    CARLISLE Mencap's CEO Sheila Gregory has won Person of the Year in The Cumberland News Community Heroes Awards while Rebecca Aitken was Specially Commended in the Volunteer of the Year category.

  • Thank you bungee jumpers!

    THANK you to all those people who did a sponsored bungee jump for us helping to raise vital funds for Carlisle Mencap - and a special thank-you to our two top fundraising jumpers!

  • Delicious food at Doves

    OUR Doves Cafe in Chapel Street, Carlisle, serves delicious home-made food plus teas, coffees and soft drinks from 10am to 3pm every Tuesday and Wednesday!

  • 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. 

Challenging Behaviour Workshops

Date: Thursday, 12 September 2019 - 10:00am Location: Grace Little Centre CA6 4BZ

CARLISLE Mencap's Grace Little Centre will be the venue for three Challenging Behaviour Workshops in September and October, organised by The Challenging Behaviour Foundation. They are FREE. Click on headline for full details.

Barbecue fundraiser!

Date: Saturday, 17 August 2019 - 12:30pm Location: Grace Little Centre, Carlisle

COME and join us for our Sizzling Summer Barbecue at the Grace Little Centre in north Carlisle on Saturday, August 17!

Summer Playscheme fun

Date: Thursday, 25 July 2019 - 10:00am Location: Cumbria

WHAT a fabulous variety of trips and activities the Carlisle Mencap Summer Playscheme has lined up during the holidays!

Target Wrestling boost

AN action-packed entertaining night of wrestling has helped raise money for Carlisle Mencap!

Sunday workers wanted

WANT to earn some extra money and have fun as well? We are on the lookout for people to help out with our Active Sundays! Click on 'Sunday Workers Wanted' for further details.

California House reopening!

CARLISLE Mencap celebrated the reopening of its California House centre for adults with a spectacular garden party in the sunshine!

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.