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 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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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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“We need to stop taking carers for granted” says The Yorkshire Post. And we agree!

Date: January 30th, 2019
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“We need to stop taking carers for granted” says The Yorkshire Post. And we agree!

A recent article in The Yorkshire Post reminded us why we do what we do: provide care for carers.  In the UK alone there are 1.3 million unpaid carers. And for many of those, caring is a full time job. It absorbs energy, time and money, and causes bucket loads of psychological and physical stress.
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We are on the BBC

Date: January 9th, 2019
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We are on the BBC

It was our radio debut for After Umbrage yesterday and we enjoyed a little moment of fame as we were interviewed by Jeremy Sallis on his lunchtime show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. It was a great opportunity to talk to people living, working, visiting and studying in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and tell them our story. We explained
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National Lottery Players help us care for more carers

Date: December 6th, 2018
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National Lottery Players help us care for more carers

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough based Charity, After Umbrage, wins £10,000 from the National Lottery Fund to Care for more Carers After Umbrage is one of 2,230 projects that have been awarded funding from the National Lottery Fund which was announced this week. After Umbrage provides free relaxing holiday accommodation in one of the most scenic areas of
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Christmas Markets in Bath

Date: November 22nd, 2018
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Christmas Markets in Bath

The city of Bath comes to life at this time of year as seven streets near Bath Abbey are lit up with the Christmas Market. 18 days of magical merriment start on Thursday 22nd November and run until the 9th December with over 160 twinkling chalets spread out across Bath’s picturesque Georgian streets. Unique home
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Hospice Care Week: 8th to 14th October 2018

Date: October 8th, 2018
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Hospice Care Week: 8th to 14th October 2018

What does hospice care mean to you? We’ve heard many different answers from ‘Happy, sociable and peace’ to ‘Living, tissues and home’. Like the people the hospice cares for, the vareity of answers are special, important and personal. Hospice Care Week is an opportunity and an excuse to talk about the extraordinary work that hospices
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Time to celebrate – The Big Lottery is funding us again!

Date: September 24th, 2018
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Time to celebrate – The Big Lottery is funding us again!

At the end of August, just as the new school year was about to commence, we received the best news. The Big Lottery Fund via their Awards for All scheme has awarded After Umbrage a grant for a new media campaign to reach more carers. The grant will be published on The Big Lottery Fund
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Thanks Giving After Umbrage Style

Date: July 24th, 2018
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Thanks Giving After Umbrage Style

The 31st July 2018 marked a special milestone for After Umbrage. It’s the end of a very happy and successful funding period with the support of The Big Lottery Fund. Our aim with the funding has been to raise awareness of our free breaks for carers at Kingham Cottage and we have much to be proud
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