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COVID 19 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Please read carefully. The following are the services which are still running and those which are not.

Posted Tuesday, 31st March 2020

Services: Many services are closed due to Government advice. They are:

Doves Café

Carlisle Mencap shop

All children's and adults clubs

Play schemes

The Independence Studio

Children's respite centres:  Grace Little Centre, Carlisle; Huntley Avenue, Penrith; Hart Street, Ulverston.

E-PAtS programmes

Children’s and adults' holiday postponed until later in the year.

What’s on

Autism family support service- by phone and email

Advice worker – Sue Maguire by phone and email

Outreach services – we are limited in what we can do in the community by government restrictions but still available if required

Supported living – fully functioning

California House – partially open for priorities.

All our managers are still working and if you need advice please email or contact the office

Thank you for all your support in this difficult time. We hope you are all safe and well.

Carlisle Mencap is still operating in this difficult time although there have been some changes to what we are doing.

Firstly as most office staff are now working from home it is difficult to keep this website up dated. However we will continue to update the twitter section with news at the bottom of the page.

Both our Carlisle Mencap and autism family support Facebook pages will be updated please check them for information.

There is a small emergency team in the office from 9am to 2pm each week day. If you would like to contact us about anything it would be helpful if you could e mail us on  we will constantly monitor this.

THANK YOU for your support ...