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."

Manna House is back in Castle Lodge after the floods; the ground floor is refurbished and better than ever! We are very grateful to our partners at both the Salvation Army and the United Reformed Church, without whose generosity Manna House would never have been able to deliver it’s services for the past 10 months. A huge thanks and all our gratitude to them! We hope to see you at […]

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Every Monday morning 10.30-12.30 @ Castle Lodge, starting September 12th 2016, drop in to ’Sew What?’ and create something new or bring in a project you’ve been meaning to finish! All materials are provided for a bit of crafting, sharing, stitching, and tea drinking!  

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The Manna House Summer Garden Party, July 2nd 2016, Abbot Hall Park, Kendal (10.30am-3.00pm) Great fun for all in the park! This family friendly fundraiser includes live music from Fiona from Lakeland Music. There’ll be super stalls, fabulous food and great games following the formal opening by the Mayor at 11am. We also have a petting zoo, plant stall and face painting. Please do join us if you can. FREE […]

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Thank you to the multitude of talented Kendal, New Zealand and American folk artists who made this fundraising concert on the 19th June such a roaring success. The Unitarian church in Kendal was the perfect venue to showcase the local talent who supported the wonderful Buddy Mondlock and Mike Lindauer. Watch for details of our next fundraising folk concert on Saturday the 13th of August at the United Reformed Church. […]

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This year’s Dog Show was absolutely amazing! The weather held and we were grateful for the excellent support of all our volunteers and the public. In the end we raised nearly £500.

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  Meet Lesley Campbell, our Housing Advisor Maternity Cover, who will be with us from May 2016 through March 2017.  Originally from Middlesborough, Lesley has been in Kendal for the past three years.  She comes to Manna House with a first degree in Psychology and Counselling and a Master’s degree in the field of Criminology.  Lesley has already made her mark on our service with her thorough and kind approach […]

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This funky fundraiser is designed to make a splash. On Saturday 20th February 2016 we’ll be swimming, and sponsoring to swim, and cheering on swimmers doing lengths of the Kendal Leisure Centre pool. The event is all about raising money for our Building Fund. Can you help us break our 2015 swimathon record? We are aiming to raise £4,000 in 2016! Swimmers can register by calling 01539 723554 (please leave […]

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It really was lovely to see you at our Easter Feast, which took place at the Salvation Army in March. We had gorgeous desserts and springtime delights, the company was excellent and the venue was perfect. Nina Bale, Founder of Friends of Manna House, commented: “What a fantastic day we had together, everyone pulled together as a community and showed just what Manna House is all about.”

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Due to the flood damage to Castle Lodge, Manna House has temporarily relocated to the United Reformed Church in Kendal. Please read on for a full update on our services and plans for the coming weeks… Thank you so very much for all the energetic and heartwarming offers of help, love and support for Manna House.  If you have been a flood victim yourself, you know how much it means […]

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Our fundraising support group, Friends of Manna House (FOMS), presented Manna House Chief Officer, Jonathan Brook, with a cheque for £4,000. The money was raised during a year of fantastic fundraising events, which included a swimathon, dog show, garden party and summer concert. Nina Bale, FOMS Founder and Coordinator, reported an all-time high for fundraising efforts at the FOMS AGM, saying: “Manna House is special to so many in our […]

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  • Manna history

    Manna House began in 2003 at The Shakespeare Centre in Kendal. Due to an increased demand for our services, we moved to larger premises here at Castle Lodge in April 2011.
  • Contact us

    Manna House
    Castle Lodge
    Aynam Road
    Kendal
    Cumbria
    LA9 7DE
    01539 725534.
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