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 […]

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 […]

Mum was a fighter and we had hope

Sara Bailey continues her story to help unpaid carers feel less lonely when going through challenging times. Her Mum was a fighter and Sara’s family felt moments of hope despite being told her Mum had 12 weeks to live. We featured chapter one of her story last month. Here we continue Sara’s family story. It […]

Sarah’s Poem written at Kingham Cottage

You know that feeling when you get a lovely surprise? How it makes your day and adds a spring to your step. Everyone around you sees that something has had a big impact on you personally. It can renew your purpose. It can have a lasting effect. This is what Sarah Porter has given After […]

Helping to Combat Loneliness for Carers

We laugh. Nearly cry and we definitely have fun! All within our community of carers and with the amazing support of The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Their collaboration with The National Lottery Community Fund brought funding our way. We pressed on the day we heard the good news. Since, we have […]

Marmalade Insurance supports Free Breaks for Carers

After Umbrage is delighted to announce their exciting fundraising relationship with Peterborough-based motor insurance company, Marmalade Insurance. Marmalade helps you get from A to B by offering innovative and practical insurance products exclusively for young drivers. The company has set up a monthly donation to charity After Umbrage to help keep us on our road […]