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

So much coming up!

Date: 23rd September Location: Across north Cumbria

AS we head into autumn and winter there are a lot of fun events coming up to help raise money for Carlisle Mencap! Click on the headline to find out more!

Virgin Money's help for Carlisle Mencap

Date: 23rd September Location: Virgin Money, 4 Devonshire Street, Carlisle

A FUNDRAISING day for Carlisle Mencap is being held at Virgin Money in Carlisle City Centre on Monday, September 23 as part of the build-up to next year's London Marathon which has picked Mencap as its chosen charity.

New film project

Date: 24th September Location: Grace Little Centre, Carlisle

A FOCUS group for people with learning difficulties will be taking place at the Independence Studio at our Grace Little Centre on September 24 about a new film project. Click headline for details.