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, […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

National Stress Awareness Day

National Stress Awareness Day provides people with an opportunity to think about their wellbeing and find advice or support on managing stress. This year it falls on Wednesday 6th November. There will be a lot of information available online that day. It will focus on helping us recognise what’s making us stressed. The advice will be to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kingham Cottage sooths during bereavement

Lessons about bereavement help us serve our beneficiaries Captured data tells us many things, in particular that many of our beneficiaries are visiting Kingham Cottage during their first year of bereavement. Our After Umbrage team are in regular contact with our beneficiaries and our growing referral network. These conversations are teaching us many things about […]

National Lottery Players help us care for more carers

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough based Charity, After Umbrage, wins £10,000 from the National Lottery Fund to Care for more Carers After Umbrage is one of 2,230 projects that have been awarded funding from the National Lottery Fund which was announced this week. After Umbrage provides free relaxing holiday accommodation in one of the most scenic areas of […]

Hospice Care Week: 8th to 14th October 2018

What does hospice care mean to you? We’ve heard many different answers from ‘Happy, sociable and peace’ to ‘Living, tissues and home’. Like the people the hospice cares for, the vareity of answers are special, important and personal. Hospice Care Week is an opportunity and an excuse to talk about the extraordinary work that hospices […]