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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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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Compassion, professional expertise and choice offered at EACH

Date: February 12th, 2019
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Compassion, professional expertise and choice offered at EACH

Be extraordinary. Be a nurse at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH). These words are what you discover when you Google EACH and they couldn’t be more accurate. There was a genuine warmth to the greeting After Umbrage received on arrival and this was sustained throughout our visit, through the people we met, the facilities that
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At Christmas time we thank you for your support

Date: December 18th, 2018
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At Christmas time we thank you for your support

Christmas gives us opportunities to say the things we might not have the chance to say enough – for us it is ‘Thank you’. Our friends, supporters, carer beneficiaries and their families, fellow charities and organisations like the Carers Trust and The National Lottery give us the energy, drive and determination to continue our work
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If you think you’ll miss Strictly, worry not. The Valentine Ball is in February

Date: December 14th, 2018
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If you think you’ll miss Strictly, worry not. The Valentine Ball is in February

Gather your ingredients for a wonderful night out in February 2019: dancing shoes, friends and family and party wear for this opportunity to attend our charity ball and raise much needed funds to continue our work caring for carers across the UK. On Saturday 16th February 2019 the doors of The Great Hall at Oundle
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