Get Involved

We believe everyone with a learning disability has an equal right to choice, opportunity and respect, with the support they need.

We are always looking for volunteers to help us in all of our services and we often have vacancies for support workers.

We have oppertunities to volunteer from a few hours a week to once a month or a couple of times a year and provide training to anyone who wants to volunteer. We have 2 charity shops which are open Monday-Saturday, trips with the children, days out with Carlisle Active and holidays for adults with learning disabilities. We also need mini-bus drivers throughout the year for various occasions.

If you are interested in being a support worker please see the recruitment seciton and request an application form- no previous experience is necessary.

Current Vacancies

At the moment we are looking for • Support workers - part time and full time & relief

Our Shop

We have a charity shop in the Botchergate. We sell all kinds of quality used goods and are happy to receive donations.

Volunteering

If you have some spare time, every week, every month or even just a few times a year get in touch we have lots of different opportunities available.

Recruitment

If you are interested in working with people with a learning disability and supporting them in their own homes or in the community to access activities then read more about recruitment here.

Upcoming events

Check out our upcoming events for families, clients and fundraising and get involved!

Latest News

News and events including real life stories.

Upcoming Events

Summer Playscheme fun

Date: 25th July Location: Cumbria

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

Independence Studio films #LDWeek19

Date: 20th June Location: People First, Milbourne Street, Carlisle

LEARNING Disability Week is here and Carlisle Mencap has two big events on - a films showcase and a sports day!

Learning Disability Week Sports Day

Date: 23rd June Location: Harraby Cycle Circuit, Edgehill Road

A SPORTING event for all ages and abilities is taking place at the Harraby Cycle Circuit in Carlisle on Sunday, June 23, organised by Carlisle Mencap.