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 […]

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 […]

Two charities demonstrate synergy benefiting businesses

Does your business focus on employee wellbeing? Are you wanting to help communities thrive? Do you want to discover shared solutions to community issues? Is partnership working to achieve this being considered? Do you admire charities with strong business models that traverse both the business and charity sectors? If ‘Yes’ is your answer, then there […]

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 […]