Manna House

"Manna House works for the benefit of the public in South Lakeland, providing advice, advocacy and a drop-in support centre for those who are homeless, vulnerably housed, lonely or needing help."

Our offices and drop-in at Manna House are closed from today, Friday 22 December, and re-open for full service again on Tuesday 2 January. In the meantime, the Winter Shelter continues until the morning of Sunday 24 December and re-opens again on Wednesday 27 December (and the Christmas Getaway takes place at Rydal Hall). Over this period, we will be looking after only the guests who have signed in by 3pm today […]

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A big thank you to Tamath Coleman-Kernan who drove over from Kirkby Stephen to Kendal on Saturday to deliver the takings from a special Tropic Skincare party to the Manna House Christmas Getaway. Tamath is an independent ambassador for Tropic Skincare and in the picture she is handing over a £210 cheque to Lois, our Winter Shelter Coordinator. (The Christmas Getaway is our 3-day residential trip to Rydal Hall for Winter […]

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On Wednesday 6 December, we had a great time putting the decorations that we’d made at the Skills Café and our Sew What? Women’s group on our chosen Christmas tree in Kendal Parish Church. Our decorations illustrated Aesop’s Fable of the Sun and the Wind and it was a joy to dress the tree in our usual unique style. Every decoration was different and special just like our Manna House family! Come to the […]

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We are thrilled to announce that Neil Ralph has stepped up at short notice to take over as Lead Volunteer on our 3-day visit to Rydal Hall this Christmas. Neil is a lecturer at Lancaster University, where he has worked in the housing sector and across the hospice movement. Neil has many years’ experience running residential events for young people in the outdoors and believes that reconnecting with nature is key to our wellbeing. He […]

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