After Umbrage aims to provide idyllic holiday accommodation in some of the more scenic areas of rural Britain so that those who take care of loved ones with a terminal illness may have the break away that they truly deserve.

Boost your mood and bring your dog to Kingham Cottage

Date: May 24th, 2019
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Boost your mood and bring your dog to Kingham Cottage

Science is helping us understand that our relationships with our pets come with some pretty powerful mental and physical health benefits. Dogs and cats in particular can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, ease loneliness, encourage exercise and playfulness, and even improve your cardiovascular health. With this in mind, we will be welcoming new guests with
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Kingham Cottage gets an update

Date: May 20th, 2019
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Kingham Cottage gets an update

Kingham Cottage is an idyllic retreat. We are very proud of it and get great pleasure welcoming carer families and paying guests to come and stay. We also love to give it a Spring clean and spruce it up with some new soft furnishings. This Spring Kingham gets a soft furnishings update. First photo blog
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Kingham Cottage sooths during bereavement

Date: May 3rd, 2019
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Kingham Cottage sooths during bereavement

Lessons about bereavement help us serve our beneficiaries Captured data tells us many things, in particular that many of our beneficiaries are visiting Kingham Cottage during their first year of bereavement. Our After Umbrage team are in regular contact with our beneficiaries and our growing referral network. These conversations are teaching us many things about
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Getting to know more Carers – Spring Update

Date: April 23rd, 2019
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Getting to know more Carers – Spring Update

There is a network of organisations in this country that supports carers – in different ways to us. We have been making it our business to get to know them. Why? They know the carers that we can welcome to Kingham Cottage. This way, more carers can learn about After Umbrage and subsequently feel rejuvenated
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It’s National Walking Day, and Kingham Cottage is the perfect place for a walk!

Date: April 2nd, 2019
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It’s National Walking Day, and Kingham Cottage is the perfect place for a walk!

If you like walking, then today is probably your favourite day of the year as it’s National Walking Day! We thought we would celebrate by sharing a few of our favourite walks in the beautiful Bath countryside surrounding Kingham Cottage.  But for those of you who don’t already know, we better introduce Kingham Cottage first!
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Joy is at the heart of this wonderful hospice we are linked to

Date: April 1st, 2019
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Joy is at the heart of this wonderful hospice we are linked to

It took many years for three Co-Founders to raise the funds required to build Lakelands Day Care Hospice. Lakelands opened in 2001 in Corby, Northamptonshire providing vital care and support to patients living with a life limiting condition in the community. Since then, the hospice has gone on to achieve excellence award for service. We
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After Umbrage reaches carers by linking with hospices across England

Date: March 19th, 2019
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After Umbrage reaches carers by linking with hospices across England

In the Autumn of 2017, After Umbrage won funding from The National Lottery Community Fund.  Subsequently, our focus has been to reach more carers so that they can come and have a free break at Kingham Cottage. One strategy has been to link with hospices across England to build relationships. The people working there support carers going
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In Celebration of International Women’s Day 2019: Introducing After Umbrage’s Female Founder, Tara Belcher

Date: March 7th, 2019
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In Celebration of International Women’s Day 2019: Introducing After Umbrage’s Female Founder, Tara Belcher

In celebration of International Women’s Day tomorrow (8th March 2019) we thought it would be fitting to share the story of After Umbrage’s female founder, Tara Belcher…  Tell us a little about you!  I was born in Wimbledon, London, where I spent 12 happy years before moving up to Conington, near Peterborough, where I have
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Shreen Harmony raised £450 for After Umbrage

Date: March 4th, 2019
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Shreen Harmony raised £450 for After Umbrage

Community choir raised money to care for more carers Shreen Harmony, based in the village of Mere, Wiltshire raised £450 to help After Umbrage keep Kingham Cottage looking its best. The cottage opens its doors to carers in need of a break. The choir has been singing as a group for over 20 years and
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Grateful for our hospice friends and keen to make more

Date: February 28th, 2019
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Grateful for our hospice friends and keen to make more

In 2014, we opened the doors of Kingham Cottage to carers and we started making connections with hospices around the country. We link with Family Support Teams, Nurses and Communications Teams so that we can meet carers and welcome them to our cottage for a free respite break. The people we know at hospices become our
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