On Saturday 2 June, it was announced that Manna House has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. We were among 6 nominees from Cumbria (for the North West region) and 3 of those nominees were successful. Nina Bale (left), Founder and Coordinator of the Friends of Manna House, and Andrea Aldridge (right), our Chief Officer, represented us at a special garden party at Buckingham Palace on 15 May… and didn’t they look smart?!

We are so proud that our incredible team of volunteers – in the kitchen, at the drop-ins and at the Winter Shelter to name just a few – have been recognisd and this award will help us stand out from the crowd a little more when applying for vital funding.

You can read all about the award, and check out the other Cumbrian winners, on the official website here.

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  • Manna House
    The Stephenson Centre
    Ann Street
    LA9 6AA

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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
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    Drop-in sessions 3 times a week

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