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 […]

Sarah tells her Harry Potter story

PART ONE After Umbrage beneficiaries often come forward to tell their heart-warming stories of resilience, family strength and kindness. Sarah Potter is one such lovely lady. We are delighted she found After Umbrage and are proud to share her story here, in two parts, as there’s simply too much to share in one alone. Here […]

After Umbrage visits Carers Hub

After Umbrage makes a return visit to Cambridge to invite unpaid carers to Kingham Cottage and tell them all about the free holiday they can apply for. We visited the Carers Hub in Girton, Cambridge this week. It was a ‘welcome back’ by Laura Horne, Family Carer Coordinator at Caring Together. After Umbrage first met the […]

‘I love being part of the After Umbrage story’

Vanda Rorbach, beneficiary of After Umbrage, became a carer for her Mum, Lynne, six years ago. Lynne has frontal temporal dementia and last year was diagnosed with cancer. Her Mum has never smoked and doesn’t drink so it was a huge shock. As a very active woman all her life – sometimes holding down two jobs […]

Meet the After Umbrage team: Cath Nicholls

It’s time for Part 3 of our Meet The After Umbrage team series! And this month we’re introducing you to Cath Nicholls, who keeps the cogs in the After Umbrage wheel turning on a weekly basis… Cath is our woman on the ground, and spends time each week making sure that Kingham Cottage is cared […]

Parent Carers are at the Centre of our Work

Family Voice listens intently to the needs of parents and carers of children and young people aged 0—25 years with a disability or additional needs. Like us, they put parent carers and their children at the centre of their work. In their case, helping them to be heard. We were delighted to meet Katie Barnett and […]

A Thanks Giving message for you

In England, we might not celebrate Thanks Giving like our friends across the pond, but let’s take a moment to reflect on this wonderful tradition. Spending time with loved ones, gathering around the table to share a meal with friends and family and taking time to say that you are thankful. That’s what it is […]