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

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.