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.

Holding the hand of carers

Date: May 10th, 2018
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Holding the hand of carers

In the market town of Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire a special group of people gather every month to offer and provide one another support. The support comes in many forms – friendship, being listened to and being heard, the holding of a hand, the giving of advice, the sharing of a sad moment and the laughter
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#LifesShort: Supporting Children’s Hospice Week

Date: May 2nd, 2018
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#LifesShort: Supporting Children’s Hospice Week

Did you know, there are 49,000 children in the UK alone living with a life-limiting illness?  From 21st to 27th May 2018 is Children’s Hospice Week. An important week in the caring calendar, and a week to help raise awareness and funds to help support the children in the UK living with life-limiting and terminal
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Four After Umbrage supporters run in the Edinburgh Marathon

Date: May 1st, 2018
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Four After Umbrage supporters run in the Edinburgh Marathon

Like many small charities, fundraising is essential to sustain the great work of After Umbrage. We have opened our holiday cottage doors to carers for four years and to reflect this, we have four runners in The Edinburgh Marathon taking place on Sunday 27th May, 2018. Will Munro, Joanna Eastwood, Nicholas McVeigh-Crabbe and our founder,
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Together for Short Lives features After Umbrage

Date: April 27th, 2018
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Together for Short Lives features After Umbrage

With the support of The Big Lottery Fund, we have been building relationships with hospices and other charities to raise our profile and provide a vehicle for reaching more carers. We are keen to open the doors of Kingham Cottage to more carers each year and this is one way we are achieving this. One
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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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