Housing & Benefits Advice

Manna House has long provided housing and benefits advice as part of its core service.

Angela Powis is our Benefits and Employment Advisor and Lesley Campbell is our Housing Advisor. Both have a wealth of experience working with issues of homelessness and they bring a warmth and vitality to the work which immediately puts clients at ease.

We provide advice every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (from 10am to 3pm) at our Drop In session at The Stephenson Centre, Ann Street, Kendal. At other times you are welcome to phone for an appointment 01539 725534, or knock on the door and ask to speak to a member of staff when we are open if it is urgent.

We can help with things like:

  • Homeless applications to South Lakes District Council
  • Getting the right benefits
  • Advice and support to appeal housing and benefit decisions
  • Use of the internet to search for accommodation
  • Support and information to deal with any landlord issues

Or we can refer or signpost you to other agencies in the South Lakes who may be best placed to help you; they may even be able to meet you at Manna House if this feels more comfortable.

“Manna House gave me fantastic advice and such a warm welcome.” – a housing and benefits advice client

  • 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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