Local Quakers (members of the Society of Friends) are planning to ride from Cumbria to London in July to highlight inequality and put the case for better welfare support for the most vulnerable people in society. They set out on their bicycles from Swarthmoor Hall in the Lyth Valley on 21 July and arrive at the Houses of Parliament in Central London on 3 August. The event is called the […]

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As part of strengthening Manna House for the future, and preparing for our big move to the first premises we can really call our own, we’re looking to recruit some new Trustees to the Manna House board over the summer. Might you be able to help out? Or do you know someone else with a passion for helping people tackle their challenges and move on to lead positive, stable lives […]

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There’s been lots of variety at our Wednesday morning Skills Café sessions in May. First off, we had a full day’s training on Food Hygiene, which lots of our kitchen volunteers and some of the Manna House staff took part in, and everyone passed with flying colours to get their certificates at the end of the day. Then we said Goodbye to Beige Buffets as our Head Chef Nela showed […]

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On Friday Manna House volunteers, Trustees and our Volunteer Coordinator enjoyed a very civilised afternoon at the RHS gardens at Holehird meeting members of the 5 other local voluntary organisations nominated for this year’s Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service (https://www.gov.uk/queens-award-for-voluntary-service). Our delicious afternoon tea was hosted by the Lord-Lieutenant for Cumbria, Claire Hensman (4th from left). Fingers crossed for all of us. The award winners will be announced on 2 […]

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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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