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.

A record breaking year for After Umbrage

Date: August 12th, 2019
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A record breaking year for After Umbrage

2019 has been a bumper year for bookings at Kingham Cottage. We are so excited that Kingham Cottage is now fully booked for the whole year. We are welcoming wonderful carers from all over the UK from Sheffield to Cornwall and have been assured its worth the distance from the many lovely kind messages we
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Meet the After Umbrage Team: Trustee Chrissy Morris-Watson

Date: August 2nd, 2019
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Meet the After Umbrage Team: Trustee Chrissy Morris-Watson

In Part Two of our ‘Meet the After Umbrage Team’ series, we introduce you to one of our Trustees, Chrissy. Having been with us from the start, Chrissy used to work wonders looking after Kingham Cottage and preparing it for guests. Now, having moved up North, Chrissy remains a strong After Umbrage supporter and is
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A little THANK YOU from After Umbrage!

Date: July 23rd, 2019
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A little THANK YOU from After Umbrage!

If you’ve ever considered helping After Umbrage, now is the time to do it… As a small charity, we rely solely on fundraising, donations and funding. Without that money, we can’t keep providing care for unpaid carers across the UK. If you’ve ever found yourself caring for a loved one, you’ll know how hard it
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Meet the After Umbrage Team: Our Marketing Manager, Tracy Wilkinson

Date: July 22nd, 2019
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Meet the After Umbrage Team: Our Marketing Manager, Tracy Wilkinson

At After Umbrage we’ve got a wonderful team of people who give up their time to make sure that we achieve our mission… To provide care for carers. You’ve met our Founder Tara, and now we thought it was about time we introduced you to the other people behind After Umbrage…  First up, our lovely
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Top Tips to make booking a break easier

Date: July 16th, 2019
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Top Tips to make booking a break easier

Beneficiaries of After Umbrage are carers of loved ones with a life limiting conditions. For them, life contains perpetual rounds of hospital visits, form filling in and sleepless nights. They worry about what the next day will unfold. They are constantly on the go, feeling unwell themselves but have no time for self-care. Furthermore, often
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Parent Carers are at the Centre of our Work

Date: July 10th, 2019
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Parent Carers are at the Centre of our Work

Family Voice listens intently to the needs of parents and carers of children and young people aged 0—25 years with a disability or additional needs. Like us, they put parent carers and their children at the centre of their work. In their case, helping them to be heard. We were delighted to meet Katie Barnett and
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After Umbrage joins the ‘Big Support Small’ Campaign

Date: June 20th, 2019
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After Umbrage joins the ‘Big Support Small’ Campaign

Today we add our voice to the Big Support Small Campaign because the support we get from big charities is an integral part of our success as a small charity. Why? They make up the referrer network that supports us. This network includes GPs, hospices and charities serving carers. They serve carers in different ways
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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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