Take a Break for Carers Week

This Carers Week (8th to 14th June) we invite you to take a break, relax, and join our Virtual Coffee Break. Enjoy your perfect cup of coffee knowing that you are helping to provide a free four-day break for unpaid carers. They contribute so much to their loved-ones, their families, and communities. So join us […]

2 Minutes to help Carers

We have a request for your help. With 2 minutes of your time, we could be in with a chance of winning a Movement for Good Award worth £1,000. This would go directly towards caring for carers. That’s why we ask for 2 minutes to help carers. And it’s very easy. To help Carers – […]

£600 raised for carers

After Umbrage is delighted to announce that our wonderful supporters raised over £600 for carers. Via the #TwoPointSixChallenge they raised this money to help cover our running costs. It has exceeded our expectations and we thank everyone who has taken part. For those unfamiliar with this national initiative, it is the replacement campaign for the […]

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 […]

New Website for After Umbrage

After Umbrage – the charity that cares for carers – is delighted to announce the launch of their new website. With a fresh look, loaded with photographs of our carer beneficiaries and a user-friendly layout, we hope it makes accessing our service easier for everyone – especially the people caring for loved ones living with […]

Happy Easter

Hello to our many friends. Our beneficiaries, our referrers working at carers support organisations, hospices and GPs and our supporters. Every carer. We wish you Happy Easter.

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, […]

5 Things you may not know about After Umbrage

After Umbrage won funding in December from The Big Lottery Community Fund. Woohoo! Naturally, we were delighted with our early Christmas present. Since then, we’ve received many more referrals and our cottage is nearly fully booked for 2020. It shows our awareness campaigns are working and there are lots of carers and their families in need […]

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 […]