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

Christmas Playscheme

Date: 23rd December Location: Across Cumbria

PIZZA parties and puppets - there is a lot to do on the Carlisle Mencap Christmas Playscheme. Click on the headline for more details!

Golf Club's support

Date: 23rd November Location: Carlisle Golf Club, Aglionby

CARLISLE Golf Club is the venue for a Christmas Fayre and Local Charity Day on Saturday, November 23 and we are thrilled that the charity chosen is Carlisle Mencap! Click on the headline for more details.

Christmas Party in Glasgow!

Date: 4th December Location: Grand Old Opry, Glasgow

COME and join our group planning to go to the Dates-n-Mates Christmas Party in Glasgow on Wednesday, December 4. Click on the headline for all the details!