At the end of August, the good people at Space2Create invited the Skills Café folk over for a creative print session where we learned to make mono prints using rollers and shed window glass panes as a base! We traced images from magazines with great effect and the coffee and biscuits and new skills supplied by Mat and Joy were fabulous, too. There was a lot of concentration and resilience […]

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Taking over after months of great work by host of volunteer chefs, catering professional Nela Geuer joined us at the end of June as our Learning Kitchen Manager (Head Chef). She has already got our kitchen running like clockwork and has lots of great plans for the future. “I qualified as a chef in 1992 in Germany and moved to England in 1997. Throughout my career, I have worked in the […]

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Believe it or not, we’re already gearing up for winter at Manna House, finding venues and volunteers and making plans for the Winter Shelter which starts on 1 December. And the person trying to coordinate it all this year (after all the great work that Penny and Fiona have done in the past) is our newest member of staff – Lois Sparling – who started at the end of August. “I’ve […]

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Come and pick up something ‘Random and Remarkable’ at our next big Jumble Sale from 10am to 1pm on Saturday 23 September at Castle Lodge. You’ll be amazed at what we have in our attic, donated by the good citizens of the South Lakes. Selling that sequined jacket or set of tiny coffee spoons is just the best way we can turn that generous gift into giving our clients the best support we […]

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In August, we welcomed another new recruit to the Manna House kitchen staff. Clare Neal now works 2 and a half days a week as our Learning Kitchen Manager (Skills Lead), alongside Head Chef Nela Geuer. “I am so looking forward to working with everyone at Manna House. I have spent the last 24 years as a primary school teacher with a special interest in Food and Nutrition, literacy and learning creatively. […]

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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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