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 […]

International Women’s Day

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge. The campaign encourages everyone to challenge gender bias and inequality. In our way, After Umbrage seeks to offset inequality to a small degree. We recognise many of our beneficiaries who are unpaid carers have had to give up employment to care for their loved ones. […]

Dear After Umbrage, love Sara

As a small charity, we cherish letters from our beneficiaries. We love thank you cards too. This letter, ‘Dear After Umbrage, love Sara’ is rather special. It is a heartwarming, honest, and vulnerable account of being an unpaid carer. Sara Bailey and her family have booked a stay at Kingham Cottage later this year. Sara […]

It isn’t easy asking for help

Beneficiaries of After Umbrage are a community of strong, resilient unpaid carers. But that isn’t all. There is so much more to them than that. Ask them to get involved, help with ideas, be a think tank for our small team and they are enthusiastic and willing. They do all this when their days are […]

Informal digital coffee breaks

We are excited to announce that the Government is funding our new project for unpaid carers. We will be hosting informal digital coffee breaks with our community of beneficiaries. There will be an opportunity to meet other carers facing different but similar circumstances. There will be a chance to support one another with advice and […]

Adapting to send love to everyone

Every two years, After Umbrage is proud to host its Charity Valentine’s Ball. It is our flagship fundraising event that raised over £9,000 in previous years. This year? Well, of course, we have to do something different. So that we still mark the occasion of Valentine’s Day, we put our thinking caps on and came […]

New partnership to support unpaid carers

After Umbrage is proud to announce a new partnership for 2021 with Don’t Tone Alone CIC (DTA). DTA provides social impact through meaningful wellbeing services, such as online exercise classes. They cater for those with long-term conditions and disabled people, as well as unpaid carers. There is a class for everyone. These range from those […]

Support for unpaid carers in the workplace

Businesses prioritising employee emotional wellbeing are a special breed and BGL Group is a great example. BGL Group is home to a number of iconic brands and businesses and they started 2021 with a ‘Focus on You’ Campaign. We feel privileged to be part of the programme which includes support for their employees who have […]