After Umbrage aims to provide idyllic holiday accommodation in some of the more scenic areas of rural Britain so that those who take care of loved ones with a terminal illness may have the break away that they truly deserve.

After Umbrage are #HappyToChat!

Date: March 6th, 2018
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After Umbrage are #HappyToChat!

In January 2017 the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness was launched, to combat the increasing impacts of loneliness in the UK. For carers, loneliness is often one of the side effects of caring. They lose their social life, it can impact their job, their mental health and even their physical health. Which is why we’re
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Alec’s story – told in conversation with his Mum, Rachel

Date: March 2nd, 2018
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Alec’s story – told in conversation with his Mum, Rachel

Beneficiaries of our charity, After Umbrage are very special people. They are diverse and face problems that would challenge even the greatest practitioners of positive thinking. They each have a unique story. Here we talk to Rachel Hanson from Sheffield. With her husband, Roy, they have a son called Alec who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
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What went well?

Date: March 1st, 2018
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What went well?

Do you spend too much time thinking about what goes wrong in your life and not enough about what goes right? Granted, there are times when it makes sense to analyse bad events so that we can learn from them. However, we can slip into the bad habit of spending more time thinking about the
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A relationship with special meaning

Date: February 5th, 2018
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A relationship with special meaning

Welcome to our first guest blog. We are proud of our relationship with Classic Cottages. The team there promote Kingham Cottage to paying guests, helping us raise money to keep the cottage available for carers for no fee.   A relationship with special meaning. Working alongside After Umbrage to market beautiful Kingham Cottage is not
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In conversation with Keith, one of our beneficiaries of After Umbrage

Date: February 1st, 2018
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In conversation with Keith, one of our beneficiaries of After Umbrage

Beneficiaries of our charity, After Umbrage are very special people. They are diverse and face problems that would challenge even the greatest practitioners of positive thinking. They each have a unique story. Here we talk to Keith Cheshire of Doncaster. With his wife, Nicola, they have a special daughter called Toni who has complex needs.
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Compassionate Carers in Cambridge

Date: January 22nd, 2018
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Compassionate Carers in Cambridge

This week we started our mini tour of Cambridgeshire with The Carers Trust Cambridge, Peterborough and Norfolk (CTCPN) by delivering a wellbeing talk to a lovely group of carers. They gather once a month to spend some quality time with follow carers and to have a safe place to visit with the loved one they
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Wishing you happiness in 2018

Date: January 3rd, 2018
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Wishing you happiness in 2018

A New Year, a new beginning. Is it also an opportunity to reflect on last year? Much is said about the benefits of mindfulness to our wellbeing and we’d like to share with you an approach that we take that might help you too.  We ask ourselves four questions, as a daily practice if we
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Wishing you a Merry Christmas

Date: December 19th, 2017
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Wishing you a Merry Christmas

We’ve had a terrific year and we’d like to celebrate some of that success with you as it’s Christmas time. We started energetically with a team of four running in the Bath Half Marathon in March. Tara Webster, Johnny Carne, Alex Wager and our Founder, Tara Belcher all ran together to fund raise and help
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Volunteering is good for mind and body… Pledge to give your time this #InternationalVolunteerDay!

Date: December 5th, 2017
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Volunteering is good for mind and body… Pledge to give your time this #InternationalVolunteerDay!

Today is #InternationalVolunteerDay, a day to recognise just how important volunteering is and for us to say thank you to all those who volunteer already! At After Umbrage, we experience first hand the amazing impact that volunteers can have. Without our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to reach or host many of the carers we support. So
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Two top tips for #SelfCareWeek2017

Date: November 16th, 2017
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Two top tips for #SelfCareWeek2017

Being in a good mood and feeling optimistic about the day ahead are wonderful feelings. It can help us face the daily challenges with good grace. Open a door for someone, call a relative who might be feeling lonely or give someone a genuine compliment – all great ways of boosting our wellbeing and our positive mood can influence
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