Kendal’s winter homeless shelter, run by Manna House in conjunction with six local churches, has had a surprise outcome from its guests. The homeless people utilising the shelter have begun a walking group and have started to walk around the fells and hills of the South Lakes area. One of shelter volunteer, Kirstin Pilling, was so moved by this that she approached the George Romney Kendal Ltd mint cake company […]

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Please do join us for our regular women’s group, every Monday from 10.30am to midday. We‘ve been talking about women’s issues and supporting each other to be our best selves.  And yes, there may be knitting involved – we’ve already mastered caramel making.  All females over 17 welcome. If you would like further information please contact Andrea on 01539 725534 or via email:

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We are pleased to announce the start of a new group specifically for men, which will look at anger management, depression and anxiety. The group is called Life and the 3 Principles and will be run by Dave Elleray, who will share with you the understanding of ‘The Principles’ so that you can start to get an insight into what makes you who you are, and why we all experience […]

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Manna House featured twice in the local papers recently as they reported on our activities for homeless action week, which included a pop up soup kitchen on the high street, a coffee morning and a swimathon. Both news articles highlighted our main issues; “Manna House wants local employers to do more to help the problem- to take a chance on young homeless people by offering them employment- and more private […]

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  • Manna House
    The Stephenson Centre
    Ann Street
    LA9 6AA

    01539 725534.
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  • Manna history

    Manna House was born in April 2002, initially housed on Kirkland, Kendal, and then moving to the Shakespeare Centre later that year. We moved to larger premises at Castle Lodge on Aynam Road in April 2010. In October 2018, we moved to the Stephenson Centre, off Ann Street, near Kendal station.

    What we do

    Housing & benefits advice
    Wednesday Skills Café
    Drop-in sessions 3 times a week

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