Kingham Cottage is a bereavement resource for carers

Bereavement is hard to talk about. Losing someone who is close to you can be devastating. And if you have been caring for that loved on, even more so. Because we understand this, we want to remind our community that Kingham Cottage is available to carers during their first year of bereavement. We are a […]

It’s Children’s Hospice Week

This is a special week of the year that we down tools and shine a light on Children’s Hospices. It’s time to celebrate the amazing work they do for tired Mums and Dads. The work they do for brothers and sisters who are feeling angry, lonely, or confused. And, for the whole family during the […]

Carers Week Highlights Aimed at Making Caring Visible

Last week – 8th to 14th June – was the national Carers Week campaign when we came together with our like-minded friends online to make caring visible. It was an opportunity for us to showcase our work and find new friends. Pleasingly, they came from the corporate sector, the third sector and new carers have […]

Caring for our daughter with an ultra-rare condition

Our journey into the unknown Emma and Jon Thompson are beneficiaries of After Umbrage from Newton Upon Derwent, near York. Here we hear Emma’s story, about caring for their daughter with an ultra-rare condition, in her own words. Resilience and honesty leap off the page. “Parenthood is a journey many enter into with a preconceived […]

Alison’s beneficiary story – An emotional road

After Umbrage beneficiaries have a lot in common – tremendous resilience and compassion being just two examples. Yet, they all have very different challenges to face and stories to tell as they care for their loved ones. Alison Bancroft who lives in New Bradwell in Milton Keynes, shares with us, in her own words, what […]

Checking in with you

Isolation isn’t fun, is it? We are probably all experiencing some good days as well as bad ones. That’s why we are checking in with you. It is our wish to make as many days as possible a bit happier. Even just a little bit. So, here we are checking in and sending you our […]

Comfort is our Focus

These are very worrying times. They have resulted in huge changes in the way we live and work to keep us all safe during the coronavirus outbreak. We are in this together and we hope you feel some comfort from that. Indeed, comfort has been the focus of After Umbrage since our outset in 2013, […]

The Struggles and Joy as a Carer

We started Katharina’s story in Part One and here we are catching up with her to capture her positive approach to life. She tells us of her joy as a carer. You may recall, Katharina and her son Jan, are the first international carer family to visit Kingham Cottage. We are proud to continue her […]

The Harry Potter story continues

PART TWO Sarah Potter and her family share their Christopher Harry Potter story. Sarah is a beneficiary of After Umbrage and this is her story of her father. She tells a story of strength and compassion, warmth and humanity. Her Dad is called Christopher Harry Potter which has caused much humour in their lives. Here […]

Sarah tells her Harry Potter story

PART ONE After Umbrage beneficiaries often come forward to tell their heart-warming stories of resilience, family strength and kindness. Sarah Potter is one such lovely lady. We are delighted she found After Umbrage and are proud to share her story here, in two parts, as there‚Äôs simply too much to share in one alone. Here […]