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."

Useful links

Manna House offers a range of services and seeks to achieve positive outcomes for our clients.

We recognise that we need to work with other organisations to achieve the best outcomes for people. We try to network and signpost wherever possible. We have listed below a number of organisations with whom we work locally, and provide links to help you to find out more about the services they offer;


Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing. They provide advice, information and advocacy to people in housing need, and by campaigning for lasting political change to end the housing crisis for good. Link here; Shelter

Homeless Link is the only national charity supporting people and organisations working directly with homeless people in England. We represent homelessness organisations among local, regional and national government. As the national collaborative hub for information and debate on homelessness, we seek to improve services for homeless people and to advocate policy change. Through this work, we aim to end homelessness in England. Link here; Homeless Link

South Lakeland District Council has a legal duty to help and assist homeless people. They help with emergency accommodation, housing benefit, manage the lists for housing through South Lakes Housing and have a wide range of support services. Link here; South Lakeland District Council

Spareroom helps people find rooms / houses for rent in their local area. Link here; Spareroom

South Lakes Citizens Advice offer a range of advice on Housing issues. This includes everything from advice on problems with existing housing, repossessions through to homeless advice. They have an office in Kendal on Blackhall Road and are open Mon to Wed 10am to 4pm. Link here;

CADAS helps to reduce the harm caused by the misuse of alcohol and drugs in Cumbria, and provide opportunities to work towards living in a more satisfying and resourceful way. They have offices in Carlisle, Workington, Barrow and here in Kendal on our premises. Link here; CADAS

MIND are a nation-wide organisation with the goal of providing support and respect to all those experiencing a mental health issue. MIND have multiple offices throughout Cumbria, all of which offer expert advice and support. Link here; MIND

Kings Food Bank is a community run project providing emergency food support to people in Kendal and give help to anyone in need, whatever the issue. Link here; Kings Food Bank

  • 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
    LA9 7DE
    01539 725534.
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