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.

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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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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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 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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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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