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.

Resources

The Independence Studio has made some information films tackling issues like hate crime and sexual exploitation.

Cumbria Autism Family Support Project

The Cumbria Autism Family Support Project provide advice and support to families with Autistic children aged up to 18 throughout the county.

Helpful links

One of the ways we help families with to provide information and useful contact numbers or websites.

Rights and advice

A joint project between Carlisle and Eden Mencap to provide advice and information about everyday matters.

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.