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.

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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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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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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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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Chatting to beneficiaries uncovers findings

Date: August 22nd, 2018
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Chatting to beneficiaries uncovers findings

We talk to our beneficiaries all the time – to see how we can help them, to learn about the real benefits a stay at Kingham Cottage brings and we are keen to understand our social impact. Don’t get us wrong… we know we make a difference as it shows in every communication we have
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A passport for carers to look after themselves

Date: July 6th, 2018
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A passport for carers to look after themselves

Thursday 5th July will bring back memories of being a very special day for After Umbrage and it’s all down to the wonderful, warm welcome we were given at the Peterborough Family Carers Hub organised by Arda Lavelle of  Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk (CTCPN). It was their second meeting and we were invited to give
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Compassionate Carers in Cambridge

Date: January 22nd, 2018
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Compassionate Carers in Cambridge

This week we started our mini tour of Cambridgeshire with The Carers Trust Cambridge, Peterborough and Norfolk (CTCPN) by delivering a wellbeing talk to a lovely group of carers. They gather once a month to spend some quality time with follow carers and to have a safe place to visit with the loved one they
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Two top tips for #SelfCareWeek2017

Date: November 16th, 2017
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Two top tips for #SelfCareWeek2017

Being in a good mood and feeling optimistic about the day ahead are wonderful feelings. It can help us face the daily challenges with good grace. Open a door for someone, call a relative who might be feeling lonely or give someone a genuine compliment – all great ways of boosting our wellbeing and our positive mood can influence
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#WorldKindnessDay and The Power of Your Smile

Date: November 13th, 2017
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#WorldKindnessDay and The Power of Your Smile

Did you know it’s #WorldKindnessDay? The Power of Your Smile Last week we had a wonderful opportunity to meet a lady called Judy. Judy cares for her husband, who is at the early stages of dementia. She had come along to a drop in group organised by The Carers Trust Cambridge Peterborough and Norfolk. What a mouthful!
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