Adults

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. 

 

The Independence Studio

The Independence Studio is an art and animation studio that is ran by Carlisle Mencap. Very talented adults with a learning disability create short animated films on important topics to help educate others in a way that is accessible to everyone.

Holidays

Each year we provide 3 holidays for adults with learning disabilities so they can enjoy a holiday away with friends. These are staffed by volunteers and organised by Angela Beale one of our team leaders.

Carlisle Active Activities

Carlisle Active are a group of adults with learning disabilities who meet once a month supported by volunteers to enjoy activities such as walking and day trips out as well as a holiday once a year.

Supported Living

Carlisle Mencap currently provide support for 4 young women to live in their own tenancies in Carlisle. They have 24 hour support and their families are closely involved with the services.

Community support

Carlisle Mencap provide outreach support in the community for Adults with learning disabilities to do a variety of different activities and support them to be as independent as possible.

Short Breaks at California House

California House is short break respite home for adults with learning disabilities. The people who stay in the house are referred to as guests and are treated as such.

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.