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 80-100 people per day – mostly men. Approximately 60% of our clients are homeless and 40% living in rented accommodation (January 22).

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. Thanks to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark taking out a 99 year lease on our property, our future here is secure. 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 7 full-time, 4 part-time workers and about 10 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 20-21 financial year 43% of our income came from individuals, 15% from our local borough – the London Borough of Southwark, 15% from Grant Making Trusts, 8% for furlough salaries, 7% from legacies, 7% from churches and 5% from companies.   More about how you can help us…

           We are happy to speak at your church, school or company about our work and how you can help. If you would like us to do so, please email bandi@mannasociety.org.uk

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