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.

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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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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Relief of suffering for those who care

Date: June 25th, 2019
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Relief of suffering for those who care

The essence of Sue Ryder and her dedication to the relief of suffering is in evidence everywhere at St John’s Hospice near Moggerhanger, Bedford. There is a warmth that the social workers, staff nurses and volunteers embody and it was a complete pleasure to visit this month. We were invited to give a talk on
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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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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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