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

At Manna House we offer a range of services and seek to achieve positive outcomes for our clients.

We recognise that we need to work with other organisations to achieve those outcomes and so we network and signpost wherever possible. We have listed below a number of organisations with whom we work locally, and provided 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. They represent homelessness organisations among local, regional and national government. As the national collaborative hub for information and debate on homelessness, they seek to improve services for homeless people and to advocate policy change. Through this work, they aim to end homelessness in England. Link here: Homeless Link

South Lakeland District Council have 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 or 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 homelessness advice. They have an office in Kendal on Blackhall Road. Link here: South Lakes Citizens Advice

CADAS help 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

Rehab 4 Addiction is a free drug and alcohol addiction helpline. Rehab 4 Addiction is run by Oliver Clark. Oliver has been in recovery for over 20 years, and he will be happy to help anyone who needs his assistance. Link here:

Mind is a nationwide organisation with the goal of providing support and respect to all those experiencing a mental health issue. Mind has offices throughout Cumbria, all of which offer expert advice and support in different ways. Link here: Mind

King’s Food Bank is a community-run project providing emergency food support to people in Kendal and giving help to anyone in need, whatever the issue, on the basis of referrals from respected partners like Manna House. Link here: King’s Food Bank

Lancaster & District Homeless Action Service is the leading homeless charity in the region, helping people find accommodation and learn the life skills essential for independent living and provide help and support to engage with the job market. Link here: Lancaster Housing