How we can help
Carlisle Mencap has a vision where everyone with a learning disability has an equal right to choice, opportunity and respect, with the support they need.
We provide many different services including children's activities, children's short breaks, adult and children's community services which include outreach support and supported living, adult short breaks at California House, adult leisure activities and holidays, a rights and advice service, Cumbria autism family support project and we have 2 shops one in Carlisle City Centre and one on Botchergate which are run by our clients supported by a small staff team and volunteers.
We offer person centred support for people with learning disabilities of any age and have a highly trained and experienced staff team who work across all of our services.
We take referrals from individuals, carers or professionals.
Children and young people
We can provide support for children of any age and for any length of time. We take referals from families, social workers or from other professionals and can accept payments from direct payments or contracts with the social work teams. We run clubs and activities throughout the year and do extra playschemes in school holidays. We can also provide overnight respite at the Grace Little Centre- a fully accessible building which has a sensory and soft play room as well as an outdoor play area, IT equipment, activity room and games consoles in the living room.
We provide support to adults with learning disabilities in the local community in a number of ways, we provide outreach support in the community or people's homes, short breaks at California House, days out and activities with Carlilse Active, holidays and supported living services. We have a highly trained and experienced staff team who work across all of our services and provide person centred support to individuals.
Parents and Carers
We believe in providing person centred support to people with learning disabiliites and their families and we have some services which are made to help families in particular. We have support workers available to help with issues around diagnosis of Autism and learning about an autistic child through one to one work and workshops, a rights and advice worker who has many years of experience working with people with learning disabilities and can offer one to one advice around many issues for example housing, benefits or educaiton. We have also put together a few useful links which might help families.
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