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.

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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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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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 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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A Thanks Giving message for you

Date: November 22nd, 2018
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A Thanks Giving message for you

In England, we might not celebrate Thanks Giving like our friends across the pond, but let’s take a moment to reflect on this wonderful tradition. Spending time with loved ones, gathering around the table to share a meal with friends and family and taking time to say that you are thankful. That’s what it is
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Alexandra taught Rachael patience

Date: November 19th, 2018
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Alexandra taught Rachael patience

Our loved ones teach us many coveted qualities and for Rachael, Alexandra taught her patience and enabled her to develop the power of courage and determination. Alexandra is ‘a force and a very strong character’ according to Rachael and her husband, Ian, who have cared for her every day of her 46 years. Alexandra Scott
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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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