About Us

The Manna staff and dedicated volunteers offer respect and loving care to those who come to the Day Centre. On average, we cater for around 120-150 people per day – mostly men. Approximately three quarters of our clients are homeless (44% sleeping rough, 13% staying with friends, 12% in hostels & 5% squatting). The remaining 25% are in socially rented accommodation – November 2018 figs.

NannetteAGMThe Manna Day Centre was founded by Nannette Ffrench and opened to the homeless in 1982. More about our history…

The Centre is based near London Bridge station, about a two minute walk from The Shard. The building is provided rent-free by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Southwark. Every day we serve breakfast and lunch, and provide many other services. More about what we offer…

The Centre is run by a team of 8 full-time, 4 part-time workers and about 20 volunteers every week. The Centre opens at 8.30am but the Centre workers arrive earlier to prepare the Centre for opening. Volunteers help in the kitchen, the computer suite and the clothing store. More about our people…

The Manna Society is a registered charity (No: 294691). In the 18-19 financial year 40% of our income came from individuals, 17% from our local borough – the London Borough of Southwark, 15% from companies, 12% from Grant Making Trusts, 11% from churches and 5% from Gift Aid.   More about how you can help us…

                                                                                We are happy to speak at your church or school about helping the homeless and our work.

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