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 […]

Meet Fran our new team member

We are delighted to introduce to you our new team member, Fran Soanes. Originally from Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, she joins us bringing her expertise in data capture and administration and is managing our holiday cottage bookings for unpaid carers. Her role is very important to us as she helps manage the data we […]

Caring at Christmas is lonely and worrying

Carers UK has released a new research briefing about how carers are feeling about Christmas. They are asking for support in sharing the findings from the research. We want to do our bit and ask that you share this with your network too. We know that caring at Christmas can be a lonely and worrying […]

Christmas light trail in Bath

Who doesn’t love decorative Christmas lights? And this year, more so than ever, we are in much need of some Christmas cheer. Thus, we are delighted to share that the City of Bath has really come up trumps with their Christmas light trail. It’s a series of illuminated buildings along a route taking in most […]

Family time together whilst at Kingham

For unpaid carers a night of unbroken sleep is a rare treat. Also rare is a day without a schedule of administering medication, using specialist equipment such as hoists, lifting and pushing wheelchairs, and providing nourishment, sometimes in the form of specialist feeds for tube-fed loved ones. That said, probably what is missed the most […]

Conversations about grief and loss

This week (25th to 31st October), Radio 2 is looking at grief and loss. It is their wish to make conversations easier about these difficult emotions. It means that there are lots of great resources available that might be useful for our beneficiaries and their loved ones. Further afield, they might help us all normalise […]

Supporters’ generosity has impact

Unpaid carers face daily challenges and perpetual uncertainty about the future. This takes resilience in abundance. After Umbrage, the charity that cares for those who care, recognises this, and everything we do is channeled towards giving unpaid carers a free break. It’s so that they can rest, and restore their energy. A break results in […]

Top Tips to Book a Break

Beneficiaries of After Umbrage are carers of loved ones living with life-limiting conditions. For them, life contains perpetual rounds of hospital visits, form filling in, and sleepless nights. They worry about what the next day will unfold. They are constantly on the go, feeling unwell themselves but have no time for self-care. Furthermore, often they […]