Lori Carnochan went to meet the team behind Carlisle MENCAP's new film, which encourages people with disabilities to vote.
Carlisle MENCAP hope their new film will inspire people with learning disabilities to vote.
And the filmmaking process itself was worthwhile, according to those who put the video together.
Hear Our Voice is a national campaign by MENCAP, aimed at giving people with disabilities a voice in the run up to the General Election.
The aim is to make sure that learning disabilities are firmly on the agenda of all political parties.
There are 1.4 million people across the UK who have a learning disability and they want their issues to be heard by local and national politicians.
Today was the launch of a film they've produced, which you can watch here.
A film made in Cumbria to encourage disabled people to vote will be distributed across the UK.
500 copies will be sent to disabled people and groups ahead of May's general election.
That's because the quality of the film, and message behind it, have been approved by the Cabinet Office, which has agreed to fund it.
The film called "Voting - hear my voice" was made at Carlisle's MENCAP centre.
A new scheme to create safe places within shops for vulnerable people in the community has been launched in Cumbria.
People with learning difficulties, or who have mental health issues, will be urged to carry a card which will help them get assistance if they become confused or experience other difficulties while out shopping.
Cumbria Police has launched a Safe Place Scheme for vulnerable people who may need somewhere to go when they are out and out in county.
People who use the scheme carry a Safe Place identity card. They can show this to the staff of participating shops and businesses. The card will carry that person's name and the contact number of someone they trust.
A local charity has been recognised at a national award ceremony, for producing DVDs to help young people with learning disabilities stay safe.
Carlisle Mencap were runners up at the National Crimebeat awards in London.
The 'Keeping Safe DVD' was one of the safety DVD's launched by the High Sheriff Juliet Westoll.
The DVD was made by men and women with learning disabilities and covered a range of issues including bullying, staying safe at home and when on public transport.
A group of youngsters with learning difficulties in Cumbria have been nominated for a national award.
The young people from Carlisle's Mencap have produced two DVDs to help people with learning disabilities feel safer when they're on their own.
Watch the full report from Samantha Parker below.
Carlisle's Mencap team will go down to Lodnon next month as they comet against other teams of young people for a a national award.
The group were put forward for the award by the High Sheriff Juilet Westoll for their DVD 'Keeping Safe' which was produced by young people with learning disabilities for young people.