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.

Everyone supports one another by listening without judgement

Date: April 19th, 2018
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Everyone supports one another by listening without judgement

Tara Belcher and Tracy Wilkinson of After Umbrage have been continuing their mini tour around the carer hubs arranged by the Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk (CTCPN) with funding from The Big Lottery Fund. This month the lovely Gemma Whitehouse hosted her group in the Cambridgeshire town of Ramsey. We went along to meet
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After Umbrage’s Year In Numbers: Providing Care for Carers in 2017

Date: March 24th, 2018
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After Umbrage’s Year In Numbers: Providing Care for Carers in 2017

Last year was our best yet, providing more care for carers than ever before. To celebrate, we thought we would share a few of the figures with you… and here’s to hosting and supporting even more carers in 2018!

Wishing you a Happy ‘International Day of Happiness’

Date: March 20th, 2018
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Wishing you a Happy ‘International Day of Happiness’

We warmly wish you a very special day on International Day of Happiness and share our thoughts and findings with you. We love this infographic giving you ten tips for happier living. Which ones do you embrace? Naturally, this topic is a hot one today and we love how these tips give us all an
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Kingham Cottage is the best of all worlds

Date: March 16th, 2018
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Kingham Cottage is the best of all worlds

Welcome to our second guest blog post from our partner, 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. Here they give you a flavour of Bath and the surrounding area and share ideas about where to visit when
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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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