• California House reopening!

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

  • 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.

  • Carlisle Mencap Give A Day!

    CARLISLE Mencap have been doing their bit along with other organisations, groups and businesses across the city by taking part in the annual Give A Day To The City initiative.

  • Wrestling fundraiser!

    Date: 19th June Location: Ullswater Community College, Wetheriggs Lane, Penrith

    The No 1 Independent Pro Wrestling promotion in Cumbria & South of Scotland is putting on an event which will raise money for Carlisle Mencap!

  • A wonderful weekend!

    "What a great experience that bungee jump was! Really enjoyed it"

  • 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. 

Club Late trip

Date: Thursday, 25 July 2019 - 5:00pm Location: G2, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

COME clubbing with us on Thursday, July 25 in Glasgow!

Wrestling fundraiser!

Date: Saturday, 3 August 2019 - 6:00pm Location: Ullswater Community College, Wetheriggs Lane, Penrith

The No 1 Independent Pro Wrestling promotion in Cumbria & South of Scotland is putting on an event which will raise money for Carlisle Mencap!

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!

California House reopening!

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

California here we come!

THE latest Carlisle Mencaptivate blog looks ahead to our garden party and reopening ceremony of the California House centre for adults, as well as a look back at Give A Day To The City.

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.

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.