Community Groups

Carlisle Youth Zone

Carlisle Youth Zone is a safe and fun environment where the potential of young people is developed and fulfilled.

Telephone: 01228 516 280




Carlisle & District Rambling & Fellwalking Club

Leisurely walks, gentle fells, hills and mountains in the Lake District,Yorkshire Dales, the Borders and Northumberland, there’s something for everyone in our friendly club. New members always welcome, come and join us.

Telephone: 01228 530306




Carlisle Fibromyalgia Support Group

The Carlisle Fibromyalgia Support group was formed to fill the void in the local area for a place for local Fibromyalgia sufferers to meet and talk. Sometimes it can be difficult to talk to friends and family as they cannot always understand what it is really like to live with Fibromyalgia.

Telephone: 0844 887 2446



Turning The Spotlight

Turning the Spotlight supports couples and families in Cumbria where low-level conflict, violence or abuse has been identified. We also work with individuals who have (or are at risk of) causing harm. 
We provide support to the partners, ex-partners and children participating in this programme. We also advocate on behalf of people experiencing domestic abuse and can refer you on to other support services where needed.

If you'd like to find out more about our services, please call 07919 393 311.
Leaflet with full information 


Epilepsy Action - Coffee and Chat Group

Living in the Carlisle area? If you have epilepsy and would like to talk to other local people with the condition, come along to our Carlisle Coffee and chat group. The group meets in the cafe at Tullie House Museum, on the last Tuesday of the month from 11am till 12.30pm.

Telephone: 01274 640 064




Mencap Carlisle

We are a local charity set up in 1968 we have over 150 members and provide services for over 300 people with learning disabilities and their families. Our services include short breaks for adults at California House and for Children at the Grace Little Centre, children’s home based respite, community support, young people’s clubs and holidays, family support workers for young people with autism, holidays, leisure activities and befriending.

Telephone: 01228 674393




Cumbria Girly Book Club

This is a friendly, brand new book club for ladies in Cumbria. The club is inspired by by The London Girly Book Club (although not an official branch). It’s a club for female fiction lovers to gather to discuss interesting books and, just as importantly, have a good giggle – often cocktails, wine or cake are involved.