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 […]

The Harry Potter story continues

PART TWO Sarah Potter and her family share their Christopher Harry Potter story. Sarah is a beneficiary of After Umbrage and this is her story of her father. She tells a story of strength and compassion, warmth and humanity. Her Dad is called Christopher Harry Potter which has caused much humour in their lives. 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 […]

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 […]

Meet the After Umbrage Team: Trustee Chrissy Morris-Watson

In Part Two of our ‘Meet the After Umbrage Team’ series, we introduce you to one of our Trustees, Chrissy. Having been with us from the start, Chrissy used to work wonders looking after Kingham Cottage and preparing it for guests. Now, having moved up North, Chrissy remains a strong After Umbrage supporter and is […]

A little THANK YOU from After Umbrage!

If you’ve ever considered helping After Umbrage, now is the time to do it… As a small charity, we rely solely on fundraising, donations and funding. Without that money, we can’t keep providing care for unpaid carers across the UK. If you’ve ever found yourself caring for a loved one, you’ll know how hard it […]

Top Tips to make booking a break easier

Beneficiaries of After Umbrage are carers of loved ones with a 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 […]

Relief of suffering for those who care

The essence of Sue Ryder and her dedication to the relief of suffering is in evidence everywhere at St John’s Hospice near Moggerhanger, Bedford. There is a warmth that the social workers, staff nurses and volunteers embody and it was a complete pleasure to visit this month. We were invited to give a talk on […]

After Umbrage joins the ‘Big Support Small’ Campaign

Today we add our voice to the Big Support Small Campaign because the support we get from big charities is an integral part of our success as a small charity. Why? They make up the referrer network that supports us. This network includes GPs, hospices and charities serving carers. They serve carers in different ways […]