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

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!