A Break for Carers, Before Caring Breaks Their Relationships…

A recent study conducted for Julia’s House, has revealed some powerful statistics on the effects of caring on relationships.

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Statistics from research conducted on behalf of Julia’s House

These statistics highlight just how important it is for carers to take a break. Caring is a full time role, and it’s all consuming – both physically and psychologically exhausting. The research found that 64% of divorced or separated parent carers blamed their role as carers as a factor in their relationship break down. Most of these parents had no access to respite care at the time. Read more from the study on the Julia’s House website.

It is for exactly this reason that we set up After Umbrage! We are now able to offer free breaks for carers at our idyllic Kingham Cottage, just outside Bath. How can you care for others if you don’t take time to care for yourself?

“You can’t pour from an empty cup. Look after yourself first.” – Unknown

Who qualifies for an After Umbrage free break?

  • Anyone caring for someone with a life-limiting condition
  • Carers who have been recently bereaved

How can I apply for a free break through After Umbrage?

  1. Download our referral form
  2. Get it signed by your local Hospice or GP
  3. Post it back to us with your preferred dates

And then we will be in touch to get your stay booked in! It’s that easy.


If you, or someone you know, is in need of a break – please put them in touch with us today. Help us to give carers a break, before caring breaks them. 

And don’t forget to share After Umbrage on Twitter or Facebook and help us care for more carers. 

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