After Umbrage announces Family Umbrage

Hello 2020 and hello Friends and Beneficiaries of After Umbrage, What does a New Year and a new decade mean to you? Lots of things no doubt. A new beginning. A chance to learn a new skill. A new focus. The opportunity to develop a new habit – like dry January. Perhaps break a bad […]

‘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 […]

World Mental Health Day 2019

This year, World Mental Health Day falls on Thursday 10th October. It presents a perfect opportunity to praise and thank the many charities, organisations and the NHS for their work. Time to Change, the campaign that pledges to end mental health stigma, Heads Together with patrons, Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge […]

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 […]

Boost your mood and bring your dog to Kingham Cottage

Science is helping us understand that our relationships with our pets come with some pretty powerful mental and physical health benefits. Dogs and cats in particular can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, ease loneliness, encourage exercise and playfulness, and even improve your cardiovascular health. With this in mind, we will be welcoming new guests with […]

After Umbrage reaches carers by linking with hospices across England

In the Autumn of 2017, After Umbrage won funding from The National Lottery Community Fund.  Subsequently, our focus has been to reach more carers so that they can come and have a free break at Kingham Cottage. One strategy has been to link with hospices across England to build relationships. The people working there support carers going […]

We are on the BBC

It was our radio debut for After Umbrage yesterday and we enjoyed a little moment of fame as we were interviewed by Jeremy Sallis on his lunchtime show on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. It was a great opportunity to talk to people living, working, visiting and studying in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and tell them our story. We explained […]