South Lakes Foyer

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South Lakes Foyer is situated in the centre of Kendal. Access from Yard 95, Stricklandgate or the front entrance next to the bus station.

Offering accommodation and support to young people in the area. As well as  access to training, learning and enhanced social opportunities to the wider community of South Lakes, Cumbria and further afield.

We help local people fulfil their potential and improve their quality of life by offering excellent facilities for a wide variety of recreational, cultural, educational and social opportunities. Including:

  • 14 self-contained flats for young people age 16-25, with support if needed, to help them live independently.

  • A community resource centre with a Cyber Café, support groups, education and training opportunities.

  • Affordable office spaces and meeting rooms.

What's on

We run lots of regular events and sessions. Take a look at the details below or follow us on Facebook for the latest events and news.

Interested in joining us or have any questions? Please call us on 01539 741 002 or send us an enquiry form.

Cyber Café

Want to surf the net and enjoy a cup of tea or a coffee? Our Cyber Café has two computers for public use and plenty of space available if you want to come along with your own device and connect to the free Wi-Fi. Our friendly staff are on hand as well should you need any help or advice.


  • Use of a computer £0.50 for 30 minutes
  • Photocopying and printing per sheet – £0.20 black and white, £0.30 colour.

Open 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Warm Space

Looking for somewhere to stay safe and warm? Feel free to come along and sit in our café seating area and have a warm drink. We are open from 9.30am Monday to Friday.

IT tuition

Basic course
Our free, friendly and informal courses will help you make the most of the internet and your device. We’ll show you how to use the internet and how to look use look after your device.  The course is ideal for anyone who has never used a computer before or if you have limited computer skills.

Sessions include:

  • logging on to a computer

  • internet safety and security

  • browsing the internet

  • using search engines

  • setting up and using an email account

  • shopping online

  • job hunting online

  • downloading music

  • download your favourite apps to your device

  • using Microsoft Office

  • help with Universal Credit applications (book as a one-to-one appointment)

Advanced tuition

We also run a number of IT courses for more advanced users. These include: MS Office including Word and Excel , creating your own CV and storing online , accessing government website . These sessions are available on a one-to-one appointment, please just ask the team if you’re interested.

  • Microsoft Office (basic packages)

  • creating and uploading CVs

  • storage of useful documents and information

  • accessing useful websites

  • accessing Government and Medical Practice’s websites.

Multicultural services

We offer confidential and friendly support including immigration advice, social help, benefits advice and help with completing forms and applications.

There is a minimum charge of £5 for basic advice. This charge increases accordingly for any further assistance needed.

This service is by appointment only, please email [email protected] for details.

Conference facilities and meeting room hire


We provide affordable meeting room hire facilities and services to help local people and businesses throughout South Cumbria and beyond.

Located in Kendal town centre and easily accessible to the M6 and A6. We are close to public transport links and parking facilities. We are next to the bus station with a multi-story car park above. South Lakes Foyer is perfectly situated for hosting events, meetings and training sessions.

Alternative parking can be found at

We have various rooms available for hire to suit all your needs and can arrange outside catering if needed.

Find out more about our bright modern building and what we can offer.

Interested in getting involved?

Looking for a venue to run courses, events, workshops or exercises classes? Or want to volunteer with us? Get in touch and we’ll discuss what we can offer.

Get in touch

01539 741002

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Find us South Lakes Foyer, Yard 95 Stricklandgate, Kendal, LA9 4RA

Located on Blackhall Road between the Job Centre and the bus station.

Looking for us on foot? Enter the alley titled South Lakes Foyer to the right of the Charlie’s Café on Stricklandgate. You can find details of nearby parking here.

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