Hannah Roberts donates to After Umbrage

One of our amazing beneficiaries, Hannah Roberts and her family have made a donation to After Umbrage. They gave us a special mention at their son, Elijah’s baptism. Their family and friends have made the donation collectively. We thank them warmly. To accompany their donation they sent a heart-warming note that we’d like to share […]

Cpl Life Sciences partners with After Umbrage

We are proud to announce our new partnership with Cpl Life Sciences. Our new partner is the specialist talent staffing business that is part of Cpl UK. They have appointed After Umbrage their Charity of the Year taking effect immediately. The key to this new partnership is the alignment of our values. Cpl recognises carers […]

It broke my heart

Sharon and her partner, Chris, have recently visited Kingham Cottage. As carers for Sharon’s daughter, Sarah, in her 30s, and Chris’s Mum who is now 90, they have a hectic life. Sharon says there were times, when she was caring for Sarah, that it broke her heart. A little background… Chris and Sharon Rigby have […]

After Umbrage Combats Loneliness

Our beneficiaries say that caring for their loved ones is extremely rewarding. But it also brings many challenges. The loneliness that carers experience is caused by a variety of different challenges. And these are, more often than not, out of their control. They may be too busy that they have no time or energy left […]

Share the Bear for Carers Week 2021

The theme for Carers Week 2021 is to make carers more visible and valued. Like many others, we are raising awareness to encourage more people to recognise, respect, and support carers. We are doing our utmost to do this. It’s part of our DNA actually. Is it part of yours? If yes, these resources might […]

Heartbreaking last days with Mum

Sara Bailey gives an open and honest account of love and loss. She shares details to help others going through similar, difficult times with loved ones. She talks about the heartbreaking last days with her Mum. We feature Chapters One and Two of her story on our blog. News out of the blue In October […]

Combatting Loneliness for Unpaid Carers

What is loneliness? It is experienced by 8 out of 10 unpaid carers according to recent research by Carers UK. And our beneficiaries experience it daily. It’s an emotion After Umbrage is acutely aware. Every day our work involves combatting loneliness for unpaid carers. How do you define loneliness? Loneliness is defined by researchers as […]