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 […]

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 […]

Countryside walks near Kingham Cottage

The countryside around Kingham Cottage is stunningly beautiful. There are a variety of walks in the immediate area for you to explore. Some are quite easy-going, while others take a bit more stamina. Our beneficiaries tell us the walks they enjoy are a big part of the pleasure of staying at our cottage. In particular, […]

Thrilled to stay at Kingham Cottage

Suzy Piazza and her family are one of 190 carer families who have visited Kingham Cottage. She was thrilled to stay at Kingham Cottage and has kindly written this blog post for us. She captures her thoughts to share with other carer families who are coming to stay. In so doing, she also sheds light […]

Staying connected with hospices

Charmain Felts has long been an ambassador for After Umbrage. She works for Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Bedfordshire in their Family Support Team. Charmain and her team do amazing work for families whose loved ones have very complex health needs. She acts as a conduit between her beneficiaries that become ours. Staying connected […]

Bath has much to offer visitors

After Umbrage is proud of its cottage just two miles outside the City of Bath. It caters well for city and countryside lovers. In fact, Bath has much to offer visitors. Here, we give you a flavour of what we love to do near the cottage and share information to help you plan your next […]

Fundraising for Cancer-related Causes and Carers

Welcome to this photoblog showing our fundraising efforts for cancer-related causes and carers. Last week, teams from two small charities gathered to walk for charity. After Umbrage and The Mintridge Foundation combined forces to raise funds for The Malcolm Whales Foundation to benefit cancer-related causes. In turn, due to our partnership with The Malcolm Whales […]