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.

Maggie says her greatest joy is that Daniel has grown to be a polite and creative young man, facing life bravely and cheerfully

Date: December 9th, 2019
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Maggie says her greatest joy is that Daniel has grown to be a polite and creative young man, facing life bravely and cheerfully

Beneficiaries of After Umbrage are a resilient little crowd. Behind their stoic fronts lie amazing stories. This is the tale of the Raja Family of a small village on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. Daniel Raja was born with only half a functioning heart and other complications. The condition is called Hypoplastic Left Heart
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‘I love being part of the After Umbrage story’

Date: November 15th, 2019
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‘I love being part of the After Umbrage story’

Vanda Rorbach, beneficiary of After Umbrage, became a carer for her Mum, Lynne, six years ago. Lynne has frontal temporal dementia and last year was diagnosed with cancer. Her Mum has never smoked and doesn’t drink so it was a huge shock. As a very active woman all her life – sometimes holding down two jobs
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National Stress Awareness Day

Date: November 6th, 2019
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National Stress Awareness Day

National Stress Awareness Day provides people with an opportunity to think about their wellbeing and find advice or support on managing stress. This year it falls on Wednesday 6th November. There will be a lot of information available online that day. It will focus on helping us recognise what’s making us stressed. The advice will be to
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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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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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