As you might guess, at Manna House we’re often needing to move clients quickly into a new home, clients without any transport or money to pay a removal firm. We usually put an appeal out to lovely supporters like you and someone kindly steps in but it’s always a bit nerve-wracking! So we’re planning to set up a New Home team that could be ready, on standby almost, at a […]
With the move to the new building on the horizon, we’re taking a fresh look at how we look after our clients at our Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday drop-ins and we need a few more hands on deck to make sure that everyone gets the support they need. Could you be one of our drop-in/reception volunteers? It just requires a commitment to a few slots on the rota, a month […]
We had a brilliant beach clean day at Arnside on Wednesday, despite the dreary weather, with the Morecambe Bay Partnership. 30kg of rubbish were collected in a couple of hours! Thanks to Nela for the wonderful sandwiches and birthday cake for Chris’ big birthday. As usual when we take Manna House on tour, we were fabulous ambassadors for our organisation and we were thanked by all the dog walkers of Arnside!
We have just had a wonderful summer visit to Growing Well, our favourite farm, and spent the morning touring the poly tunnels sampling the tomatoes and green beans and splitting the shallots so they could dry out and be packed. We all enjoyed a healthy picnic lunch in the yurt and can’t wait to go again! A couple of our guys signed up to become volunteers at Growing Well, too, […]
We had a truly magical time this Wednesday morning with Nicola and the beautiful birds from The Owl Sanctuary in Barrow, as you can see. Lots of us got to hold and stroke the owls, the tiny ones and the ones that were more of an armful! (The pair of beauties with the huge talons and striking amber eyes at the top with Angela are called Bonnie and Clyde […]
One busy lunchtime in July the Kitchen Crew had a surprise visit from the inspectors for the Food Standards Agency. They checked the cleanliness of the kitchen, the procedures that we follow and the records that we keep and about a week later we got the certificate in the post with the top score of 5 (‘very good’)! Nobody needed to tell us that our kitchen is 5-star but no […]