Anniversary film launched

AS part of Carlisle Mencap's 50th anniversary celebrations a short film called 'Our Lives Now And Then' was officially launched at a gathering at Carlisle Youth Zone, attended by invited guests including the Mayor of Carlisle Jessica Riddle.

Many members of the press were present too, including ITV Border, That's Cumbria TV and The Cumberland News. Service users, parents, trustees, support workers, management and local authority officials were there, along with representatives of local businesses and other charities. 

Funded by the Heritage Lottery and featuring children from Carlisle Youth Zone with support from Eden Films, the film will be first shown at a special launch ceremony at the youth zone in Victoria Place, Carlisle, on Wednesday from midday to 1.30pm.

Through dance and movement, the film portrays the history of people with a learning disability in Cumbria and the way they have been treated, including how in the early days they were sent to a hospital “that felt more like a prison”.

Carlisle Mencap would like to express its thanks to Heritage Lottery, Carlisle Youth Zone and Eden Films for their support and co-operation in this film project.

To see the film on Youtube, the link is:


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.

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